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I Beam Feed Bunk
"I-beams make great feedbunks. Feed doesn't spoil from sitting on the ground and cattle don't walk on their feed," says Len Digney, Raymore, Sask.
Digney, who has used salvaged I-beams for feedbunks for the past two years, says you can buy them for about $1 per foot: "They're cheaper than wooden bunks and last a lot longer."
He uses I-beams 12-in. high and 18-in. wide and dumps feed directly into them from his grinder-mixer for his 150 head of beef cattle. As a rule of thumb, he figures 1 ft. of beam per animal.
Digney blow-torches holes in the end of the beams so he can chain them together and drag a string with his tractor to different locations.

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #1