Feedlot fence line

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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 6:38 am

ddd75 wrote:
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NonTypicalCPA wrote:Those are slick setups! I will be trying one of those. Is there any advantage to having the cattle stand on concrete other than not having to fix the indentations that there front feet make? Keep toes worn down?


Yes, the diary research center tried to cheap up and make the feeding setup from gravel and it didn't last 2 years.

It's expensive and be nice though!. I'm 6K in and haven't set the first feeder. The slab is 15x108 5" thick.



6k for just the concrete pad?


That's about right, did you see his specs? 15' X 108' and 5" thick. That's a heck of a pad.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby ddd75 » Thu Jul 06, 2017 8:02 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
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Yes, the diary research center tried to cheap up and make the feeding setup from gravel and it didn't last 2 years.

It's expensive and be nice though!. I'm 6K in and haven't set the first feeder. The slab is 15x108 5" thick.



6k for just the concrete pad?


That's about right, did you see his specs? 15' X 108' and 5" thick. That's a heck of a pad.



seems pretty expensive. I poured a 50x76 4" thick with 10" deep edges for around 4500. That's just concrete I did the labor.

so 1620 sq ft vs. 3800 sq. ft.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:37 pm

ddd75 wrote:
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
ddd75 wrote:

6k for just the concrete pad?


That's about right, did you see his specs? 15' X 108' and 5" thick. That's a heck of a pad.



seems pretty expensive. I poured a 50x76 4" thick with 10" deep edges for around 4500. That's just concrete I did the labor.

so 1620 sq ft vs. 3800 sq. ft.


Well labor would run up the cost.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby shaz » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:29 am

ddd75 wrote:
shaz wrote:
NonTypicalCPA wrote:Those are slick setups! I will be trying one of those. Is there any advantage to having the cattle stand on concrete other than not having to fix the indentations that there front feet make? Keep toes worn down?


Yes, the diary research center tried to cheap up and make the feeding setup from gravel and it didn't last 2 years.

It's expensive and be nice though!. I'm 6K in and haven't set the first feeder. The slab is 15x108 5" thick.



6k for just the concrete pad?


Yep
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:29 am

Here's my just built 6x6 round bale fence line feeder. I'm worried a bit about hay waste from this small of a size, might had better gone with an 8x8. Time will tell.

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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:14 pm

Thanks for the photos NTCPA.

Did you consider making it more than 1 bale deep?
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:54 pm

Stocker Steve wrote:Thanks for the photos NTCPA.

Did you consider making it more than 1 bale deep?


Not necessary for my small herd - 1 bale should be sufficient.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Smoothy » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:06 pm

Looks nice ntcpa. Maybe just a suggestion.. throw a gate on the back side just in case the hay gets down and a calf gets in there at least you won't have to chase it around the yard. Just coming from experience haha
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby NonTypicalCPA » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:34 pm

Yea I've got a gate on order, but in the meantime I hung an 8'er off of the panel bolts as a deterrent.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby littletom » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:25 pm

Back to the original post. I'm about to do same thing on weaned calves. How high I need to make cable?
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby BILL CLAYLAND » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:17 pm

I made one up a few years ago for large square bales it'll fit 2 7 footers

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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby BILL CLAYLAND » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:18 pm

Its connected to returns into the field from a 3 board wood fence.
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