Collection Highlights

Livestock Feeder

 


Current Location:

Collection Storage Facility

Provenance:

Transfer from Parks Canada

History:

Before factories began producing machine-made goods for the livestock industry, farmers made much of what they needed themselves. This homemade feeder would have been used to feed medium and large livestock such as horses and cattle.

Technical History:

This feeder is made from a maple burl or knot. Burls were often used to make bowls or feeders — they are not only hard and durable, but are often already bowl-shaped.

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