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Low Cost Creep Divider Panels
"Works great and it's inexpensive," says J.D. Lawson, designer-manufacturer of hog equipment who's discovered that in. Aspenite particle or chip board, purchased at a local lumber yard, makes excellent creep-area divider panels for farrowing stalls. One 4 by 8 ft. sheet makes two 2 by 4 ft. end panels, and one 2 by 8 ft. side divider panel. Lawson recommends using 2 by 2 in. angle iron for corner braces to support the panels. He advises to first drill the bolt holes for the braces, then coat the entire panel and the drilled holes with clear polyurethane, or any high quality marine varnish, to prevent moisture absorption.
Lawson, designer-manufacturer of the Sensible Sow Crate "which allows you to wean more pigs per square foot than any other system on the market," has tested Aspenite particle board partitions in conjunction with his crates on four different farms for the past four years. His conclusion: "It has held up very well with no chewing or other problems. It's cheap, warm, sound deadening and durable."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, J. D. Lawson Inc., Rt. 1, Box 83, Leesburg, Ill. 46568 (ph 219 453-3735).

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1987 - Volume #11, Issue #3