Ruth McCloud, McCloud Farms
Bulk Grain Bin
Grant Award: $4,000
To increase efficiency in her cattle feeding operation, Ruth has installed a bulk grain bin and feed bunks on a new concrete pad. The grain bin will provide multiple benefits to the farm including reducing the number of trips to the feed store, cost savings on bulk feed, and reduction of packaging waste and feed lost to pests.
The feed bunks Ruth purchased are easily moved during pasture rotation and will enable each head of cattle to get their share of feed. The efficiency and savings created by the addition of this equipment will enable Ruth to increase her income by adding more cattle to the farm. It will also help Ruth to keep farming in a county that is losing farmland at a rapid pace.