One of the requirements for raising Longhorn Cattle is to make sure they get plenty of minerals. Most ranchers make sure the cattle have access to a mineral tub at all times, replacing it as soon as it is empty. I have 15-20 cattle at all times and they go through one mineral tub per month. So within 2 years you have 24 of the things lying around. I was about to buy another metal feeder when I realized I could make feeders with the used mineral tubs.
Andrew Stickler & Mitchell C. Stickler: the goal of this website is to assist those who are considering raising livestock for the first time.