Hay rack

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For the Slovenian farm structure, see Hayrack

Hay rack
Hay rack in winter

A hay rack is a light wooden or metal structure for feeding animals. It may be used to feed domestic livestock such as cattle,[1] horses,[2] and goats,[3] or it may placed in the woods to feed deer. Feeding deer is mostly done in the winter, when the other food sources (green forage) are scarce. Hay racks are filled with hay, and in addition to hay there is often also a mineral lick near the rack where the animals can obtain essential mineral nutrients.

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  1. ^ Hayes, Margo. Small Cattle for Small Farms. Collingwood, Australia: Landlinks Press.
  2. ^ Smith Thomas, Heather. 2004. Care & Management of Horses: A Practical Guide for the Horse Owner. Lexington, KY: Blood-Horse Publications, p. 101.
  3. ^ Kimball, Cheryl. 2009. The Field Guide to Goats. Minneapolis, MN: Voyageur Press, p. 33.