1992 - Volume #16, Issue #1, Page #33[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Drive over electric cattle gateI came up with this drive-over electric cattle gate that lets me get into corrals to feed animals without climbing off the tractor. Each gate has four wires 6 to 8 in. off the ground, spaced about 1 ft. apart. Wires are attached to rubber bungie cords on oche end to provide spring tension. Gates I've made range in width from 16 to 24 ft. Wires connect to a standard fence charger. The home-built gates are used on calves 3 months old as well as full-grown cows. I like them because we can never forget to close them. (Roy Zimmerman, 217 E. Cherry St., Fox Lake, Wis. 53933 ph 414 928-2262)
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