I but they could. Cattle has a nack for getting in stuff like that. Last winter i found my 2500lb bull laying in the center of a skirted ring feeder chewing his cud. Took the tractor and flipped the feeder over while he laid there chewing his cud.I could see my cows and calves finding unique ways to get themselves hung up and in trouble in one of those.
I have 3 of those GB hay monsters. I absolutely love them! I don't have the extra bale attachment and I move them every time I hay cows. Our baler makes 5x6 bales and doesn't process the hay. My cows maybe leave 10% of a bale.Thoes hay monsters look real nice, last forever but waste hay like crazy. And because they are so heavy built. The ones I have seen in use. People don't move them until the wasted hay piles up nearly waste high. And you need a hundred hp tractor and up to move them.
That other skirted ring feeder is for horse's so that they don't tear their main up. Not certain but would guess cows would tear that kind up trying to reach the in the middle of the ring.
I was at a auction last fall where they sold alot of thoes monster and horse feeders.
They just call them a poly hay feeder Hopedale Agri Center look under the cattle equipment. John told me a price about 6 wks ago, but I don't remember. Give them a call. Family owned, great people to work with.Do you know the name brand and price on those? They look a lot heavier than the Century ones I've been using.
Now even though my hay bales were baled with a silage baler. I don't wrap them in the plastic material so that the hay ferments and becomes silage.This has been discussed here before, and as I recall, the most efficient feeders are the cone type with the skirt. But, I agree, haylage vs dry hay makes a difference too when it comes to waste.