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Welder Manufacturing’s cattle feeder will hold 650 pounds of cake or 700 pounds of grain.

Curt Arens, Editor, Nebraska Farmer

June 7, 2018

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LET THEM EAT CAKE: New cattle cake feeders by Welder Manufacturing fit on to a side-by-side utility vehicle.

Welder Manufacturing, based in Kilgore, Neb., offers a line of cake feeders for cattle that handle almost every feeding circumstance.

The company unveiled a new cake feeder, built specifically for a side-by-side utility vehicle, at the recent Sandhills Cattle Association convention.

The feeders are 40.5 inches long, 26.5 inches wide and 42 inches in height, with an empty weight of about 100 pounds. They will hold roughly 650 pounds of cattle cake or 700 pounds of grain.

These feeders have the option to run on a plug kit wiring harness or be permanently wired to the UTV. A counter can also be installed on the units.

The cake feeders are operated by a weather-resistant 12-volt, 1/8-HP motor. A diamond-weaved belt runs the feed out of a chute on the side. The belts are 6 inches wide and 78 inches long, and are constructed from the same durable belting as the company’s other feeder units.

The basic cake feeding unit retails at $1,650, but you can add a counter for another $150. A plug kit wiring harness for the unit runs an additional $70. Learn more by calling 402-966-2251, or visit

About the Author(s)

Curt Arens

Editor, Nebraska Farmer

Curt Arens began writing about Nebraska’s farm families when he was in high school. Before joining Farm Progress as a field editor in April 2010, he had worked as a freelance farm writer for 27 years, first for newspapers and then for farm magazines, including Nebraska Farmer.

His real full-time career, however, during that same period was farming his family’s fourth generation land in northeast Nebraska. He also operated his Christmas tree farm and grew black oil sunflowers for wild birdseed. Curt continues to raise corn, soybeans and alfalfa and runs a cow-calf herd.

Curt and his wife Donna have four children, Lauren, Taylor, Zachary and Benjamin. They are active in their church and St. Rose School in Crofton, where Donna teaches and their children attend classes.

Previously, the 1986 University of Nebraska animal science graduate wrote a weekly rural life column, developed a farm radio program and wrote books about farm direct marketing and farmers markets. He received media honors from the Nebraska Forest Service, Center for Rural Affairs and Northeast Nebraska Experimental Farm Association.

He wrote about the spiritual side of farming in his 2008 book, “Down to Earth: Celebrating a Blessed Life on the Land,” garnering a Catholic Press Association award.

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