2017 - Volume #41, Issue #4, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Cattle Panel Pickup Cage
He shared the idea in Mother Earth News magazine. “We stood the panel up and formed a U-shape that fit perfectly into the truck bed. It struck me that I could put the goats into the space formed by the U and then pull the two loose ends together,” he wrote.
His Ford F-150 pickup has stake hole inserts for tiedowns, so he secured the cage to them with rope. After putting the goats inside, he closed the opening with another piece of rope.
Hackenberg loosely tied up the goats by running their leashes to the outside of the wire and then back inside and snapped the leashes to their collars. Though he expected the goats to lie down, they stood and “watched the countryside” for the entire 40-mile trip.
The cage stayed secure and worked out well, Hackenberg says.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Robert Hackenberg, 13227 Moscato St., Fishers, Ind. 46037 (ph 317 747-4560; email@example.com).
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