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Feedlot fence line

Postby shaz » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:39 am

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I'm about to put in 100ft of bunk space with J bunks 30" tall in the back. Question is how high the cable should be over back of the feeder?

Also, is there any reason to have the cable/rod hang out over the middle of the bunks? I've seen a design like that and it didn't seem like a good idea to me but I've never done this.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:04 pm

I like the cable to be adjustable. We feed cows and feeders in the same lot, depending on the season.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:06 pm

Sorry, I misread that. If you put the cable over the back, it's going to be in the way for the guy doing the feeding/mix wagon, no?
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby shaz » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:16 pm

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Sorry, I misread that. If you put the cable over the back, it's going to be in the way for the guy doing the feeding/mix wagon, no?


As you're facing it from the outside. The back is next to the fence.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:20 pm

shaz wrote:
Farm Fence Solutions wrote:Sorry, I misread that. If you put the cable over the back, it's going to be in the way for the guy doing the feeding/mix wagon, no?


As you're facing it from the outside. The back is next to the fence.


Is that your left or my left? :lol: If it was mine, I'd want it adjustable. I've seen some offset towards the middle of the bunk, and I suppose the theory would be more leverage to keep a calf from weaseling through. I would thing that just a few inches of offset would be plenty.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby ddd75 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:19 pm

i'm about to do the same thing and I was just going to put some cable or boards on the 'inside' of the feeder toward the cows. that way the entire feeder would be open to the outside.


where are you getting your bunks and how much are you paying?
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby ddd75 » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:21 pm

heres a website.. they have good prices it seems to me..

the guard rail method they are showing in some pictures looks like it'd work perfect for me

http://www.theconcreteworks.com/cattlef ... eders.html
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:05 pm

ddd75 wrote:heres a website.. they have good prices it seems to me..

the guard rail method they are showing in some pictures looks like it'd work perfect for me

http://www.theconcreteworks.com/cattlef ... eders.html


Good info right there. Thanks
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby pricefarm » Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:43 pm

I would like to come up with a way to feed round bails so I would never have to drive the tractor in the lot where the cows are. Kinda like a fence line feeder. I just haven't came up with the right idea yet
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:11 pm

pricefarm wrote:I would like to come up with a way to feed round bails so I would never have to drive the tractor in the lot where the cows are. Kinda like a fence line feeder. I just haven't came up with the right idea yet


That's an easy one. Three sides inside the fence with a feeder rail and an 8' gate on the fourth side. Concrete would be helpful around here.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby ddd75 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:45 am

pricefarm wrote:I would like to come up with a way to feed round bails so I would never have to drive the tractor in the lot where the cows are. Kinda like a fence line feeder. I just haven't came up with the right idea yet



here you go

http://www.edenshalefarm.com/
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby pricefarm » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:35 am

ddd75 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:I would like to come up with a way to feed round bails so I would never have to drive the tractor in the lot where the cows are. Kinda like a fence line feeder. I just haven't came up with the right idea yet



here you go

http://www.edenshalefarm.com/


Thanks pretty good ideas. Might have to try it
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby shaz » Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:52 am

ddd75 wrote:
pricefarm wrote:I would like to come up with a way to feed round bails so I would never have to drive the tractor in the lot where the cows are. Kinda like a fence line feeder. I just haven't came up with the right idea yet



here you go

http://www.edenshalefarm.com/


I'll definitely use that setup! Solves a major problem.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Smoothy » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:57 pm

I kinda do the same not nearly as fancy. Up here if you drive in a lot to feed in spring or late fall you water canals that are a nightmare to fix. I made a gravel pad set bunk inside the fence and a little drive off my driveway to it. Works great no mud coming over the Axel and huge ruts to fill in. It's also kinda nice not to open a gate.
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Re: Feedlot fence line

Postby Stocker Steve » Wed Jun 28, 2017 5:55 pm

I like the idea of not driving in a muddy lot.
The feeding slots looked too wide, and they showed hay left in the middle. What is the advantage of more than 6' wide?
I would go 5.5' wide by 12' and load three 5x4 bales.
Not sure why you need a gate?
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