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Wire Mesh Makes Handy One-Person Hog Holder
"You no longer have to depend on family, neighbors or veterinarians for help when working pigs. You can do it all yourself," says Charles Pope, Conn, Ont., who, along with his son Dan, developed a new one-person hog holder made of wire mesh.
The "Comfort Castrette" looks like two sections of grated flooring connected along one side at an angle. You place the pig backside down in the holder, then slide one rod through the grate holes just ahead of the front shoulder. You then raise the pig's back legs up to slightly over a 90? angle and insert the final rod behind the hocks.
In addition to its use for castrating, the holder, which fits over the side of the pen, can be used to hold pigs to clip teeth, notch ears, or give medication.
Three sizes are available to handle pigs up to 40 lbs., to 70 lbs., and a large model for hogs weighing up to 185 lbs. The two smaller models sell for $99.50 (Canadian). The larger model, which has its own stand, sells for $185.00.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, D. C. Pope, R.R. 1, Conn, Ont. NOG 1NO (ph 519 323-2665).


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1985 - Volume #9, Issue #6