1982 - Volume #6, Issue #5, Page #09[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Sow Out Backs Stubborn Sows Out Of Crates
"First I took a Hotshot cattle prod and attached a wooden panel (14 in. wide and 20 in. tall) to the prod. I then ran 13 copper wires horizontally across the board. Each wire is actually raised off the board because there is a narrow piece of trim, about 3/8 in. thick, on the edges of the panel. Individual wires stretch across the top of the trim, then fasten underneath it between the trim and the panel," Nosbush explains.
"I attached a wire to each of the two prod points with an alligator clip. I ran one wire along each side of the board under the trim and touching the copper wire. I made it so only every other copper wire touches the hot wire on each side. That way, a hog needs to touch two copper wires while I'm pushing the button on the Hotshot to get a shock.
"Right now I'm looking for a manufacturer. I think it would be best if the board was made out of fiberglass. Cost for the entire unit, when made of fiberglass, should be under $70."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Daniel Nosbush, Rt. 3, Box 39, New Ulm, Minn. 56073 (ph 507 359-9351).
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