«Previous    Next»
Fenceless Cows Tethered To Big Tire
John Stoltzfus of Spring Mills, Penn., doesn’t need a fence to corral his two Holstein milk cows. They’re simply tethered to a big tractor tire.
  “They can drag it around a little, but not far enough to get away,” he says.
  Stoltzfus runs 15-ft. long ropes from the tire to leather collars on the cattle. He has a good pasture behind the barn, and when an area of grass gets short he unties the animals, rolls the tire to a new spot and ties up the animals to graze again.
  “I’ve been doing it for two months and it’s worked out good so far. I have water for them just in reach so they can’t tip it over,” Stoltzfus says.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John S. Stoltzfus, 3841 Brush Valley Rd., Spring Mills, Penn. 16875.

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4