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Cattle Curtain

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:58 am
by UncleLA
Has anyone tried the "Cattle Curtain" cattle rubs?
I saw an ad in the recent Working Ranch magazine. They look interesting.
Thanks!

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:58 am
by dun

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:36 pm
by oscarsteve
dun, I'd be interested in one of those. Maybe even the 6 foot model. I think it might be more efficient than a normal cattle rub/roll. Where do you place it and what insecticide/oil combination do you find to work the best? Flies are really bad here this year. I'm using a combination of several things now to fight them, but one more weapon would be considered.

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:41 pm
by dun
I set up a fenced area around the water point and they have to walk through an archway to get to water. The mop hangs in the archway.
I use the od stand-by of Permectrin and diesel

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:47 am
by Munger
dun wrote:I set up a fenced area around the water point and they have to walk through an archway to get to water. The mop hangs in the archway.
I use the od stand-by of Permectrin and diesel


Any pics dun?

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:29 pm
by dun
Munger wrote:
dun wrote:I set up a fenced area around the water point and they have to walk through an archway to get to water. The mop hangs in the archway.
I use the od stand-by of Permectrin and diesel


Any pics dun?

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Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:37 pm
by Brute 23
I'm using the regular hanging bag with the powder. We have a set of pens with a water trough and I hung it on a gate in there. I did not feel like messing with the oils and all that. It's working good so far.

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:22 pm
by dun
Brute 23 wrote:I'm using the regular hanging bag with the powder. We have a set of pens with a water trough and I hung it on a gate in there. I did not feel like messing with the oils and all that. It's working good so far.

I have tried the dust bags a couple of times, (slow learner) There alwasy seems to be at least one and sometimes more that think that they are fun to wack over and over letting the powder fall. The longest I've had one last was a week (once) then it was more like 3-4 days. That dam powder is to expensive to treat the ground with.

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:37 pm
by D2Cat
Ruralking has the 3' on sale right now $115 and free shipping for anything over $99.

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:09 pm
by Brute 23
dun wrote:
Brute 23 wrote:I'm using the regular hanging bag with the powder. We have a set of pens with a water trough and I hung it on a gate in there. I did not feel like messing with the oils and all that. It's working good so far.

I have tried the dust bags a couple of times, (slow learner) There alwasy seems to be at least one and sometimes more that think that they are fun to wack over and over letting the powder fall. The longest I've had one last was a week (once) then it was more like 3-4 days. That dam powder is to expensive to treat the ground with.


I'll have to wait and see what happens. I usually spray them but flies are exceptionally bad this year. It's just a stop gap until I work them again in Nov.

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:20 am
by dieselbeef
115 vs 25...I can have 4 rubs for the price of one of those...

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:49 am
by snoopdog
I like that , we're using conventional ones right now in walkways and homemade ones out of toesacks and hemp rope in the loafing areas.

Re: Cattle Curtain

Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:10 am
by crossbredcalves
I work with the man who created the Cattle Curtain, so I bought one. It worked pretty good this spring and summer.

This is the Cattle Curtain:
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I like it because your calves get a better treatment than with a traditional rub.