Why open-top troughs?

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Why open-top troughs?

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Open top troughs allow something like 100 times as much area for feeding as do troughs with lids and lick wheels. This makes it possible to eliminate overeating by a few aggressive animals at the expense of other less aggressive animals for a much more true average consumption. This improves total herd performance. Most other liquid products are not fed in open troughs, because of the danger and costs that come from overeating.

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