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"Roof On Wheels" Keeps Calves In The Shade
"It keeps calves out of the hot sun and also protects them from rain and snow," says Gabriel Verleun, Prince Edward Island, about the 25-ft. wide, 30-ft. long rolling shelter he made for his beef calves.
  The open-sided shelter is basically a roof on wheels. It consists of wood trusses and metal roofing mounted on a pair of wheels and axles off an old wagon. A 6-ft. high steel support structure welds to both axles. A tub containing minerals and salt is fastened to the rear axle. To move the barn, Gabriel simply raises the arms on his skid loader and pushes against the frame at one end of the shelter.
  "It provides shelter for a lot of calves at one time," says Gabriel. "During the winter I park forage wagons against one end of the shelter to serve as a windbreak. The mineral and salt tub is connected to the shelter's rear axle by a rope and drags along on the ground when I move the shelter."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gabriel Verleun, Upper Montague, RR 3, P.E.I., Canada C0A 1R0 (ph 902 838-4658).

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2003 - Volume #27, Issue #1