1987 - Volume #11, Issue #1, Page #08[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Livestock Scratcher/FeederJohn Murphy, Lena, Wis., built a handy back scratcher/mineral feeder combination for live-stock out of road grader tire.
Murphy, bolted a section of 12-in. square channel iron to each side of the tire. The channel iron sections are attached to a steel plate platform so the tire sits about 8-in. off the ground but won't tip over.
A two-in. hole drilled in the bottom of the tire drains out water. Murphy puts salt and mineral blocks inside the tire. He notes that cattle like to scratch and rub against the big tire which isn't as flexible as a used tractor tire and can withstand bumping and rubbing by big animals without collapsing.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, John Murphy, 6757 Hwy. 141 S., Lena, Wis. 54139 (ph 414 829-8129).
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