I agree. After the tubs have been out awhile they will slow the intake down. Went through the first 2 fast but now they last about 2 months. Helps to make them eat what there is to eat left in the pasture. Have not had to put out any hay yet. :cboy:aztumbleweed":afptjnk4 said:We use the tubs 1000 pounders to get cows to eat dry feed and have been real happy with them. They have a purpose probably more cost effective for bigger operators.