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Two-Way Catch Gate
"I have been using this gate for sorting hogs for six years in conjunction with feeding out hogs on a dry lot. To eat or drink, they have to walk through the gates," says Mat-thew Hempel, Eldridge, Mo.
"The gate is really handy for catching pigs and at the same time causing no stress to the animals. There's a spring-loaded gate on each side and each gate only opens in one direction. Pigs quickly learn which gate they can enter by and which is the exit so when you decide to catch some or all the pigs, you simply lock the exit gate and the next morning all the pigs will have come in for feeding but none will get out.
There's no need to have someone stand at the gate when catching individual hogs since the they're already using the entrance gate.
"The design is trouble-free. The gates are pulled closed with door springs. Works for feeder pigs all the way up to sows. It's made as a single unit that fits in a 6-ft. opening.
"I would be willing to make and sell these gates if there's enough interest."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Matthew Hempel, Semper Fidelis Ranch, Rt. 1, Box 52, Eldridge, Mo. 65463.

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1998 - Volume #22, Issue #2