2012 - Volume #BFS, Issue #12, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story ]
Barrier Keeps Cattle Out Of Tank“I wanted to do my best to keep it a clean water source,” says Joel Vaad of the tank he installed on the cattle ranch he manages for the Colorado State University Research Foundation.
The 300-cattle herd was used to drinking out of waterholes, but in one pasture, Vaad needed to set up a tank fed from a spring. To keep cattle from climbing into the tank, he built a triangular-shaped barrier.
He drove two treated round posts on the outside of the tank next to the inlet, which also helped protect the plumbing. He drove in two more posts to create a triangle and then set rough-cut 2 by 10’s on edge on the tank and spiked the boards to the posts.
The simple barrier works well, Vaad says. The water stays clean, and cattle have plenty of room to drink.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Joel Vaad, 3314 Red Mountain Rd., Livermore, Colo. 80536 (ph 970 218-1187; email@example.com).
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