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Straw Saver Keeps Bedding Under Cows
A farmer's search for a way to keep his cows from kicking straw out of their stalls and into the gutter led to the development of the "Straw Saver," manufactured by Krantz Machine and Welding, Inc., Tavistock, Ont.
The Straw Saver helps hold bedding in stalls so cows don't lie on the wet floor and get infected udders. The Straw Saver also provides a toe-hold for cows with bad legs to get up. It consists of brackets that fasten to the cement floor. J-clips fit into the brackets and hold a 1-in. dia. pipe in place. The pipe rests -in. above the floor just at the edge of the gutter and the stall, leaving enough room so urine can run out underneath. The J-clips make it easy to remove the pipes in summer.
Straw Saver brackets sell for $11.50 (Canadian). You need one bracket per stall. Pipe can be purchased locally.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Krantz Machine and Welding, Inc., R.R. 2, Tavistock, Ont. N0B 2R0 (ph 519 271-8839).

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