Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

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Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby alisonb » Sun Jul 03, 2016 8:58 am

Artesianspringsfarm came up with a great suggestion for a contest..."I'd love to see one for the best image of your current cattle handling facilities. It's a tough thing to capture in one pic so that others can learn from it and I'd like to see how other people do it. Not the most entertaining subject, but maybe useful."

So whatever you call it, be it a squeeze chute, crush, stock...we would like to see it :D

You have time to submit your entry up until 23 July, the voting poll will be held from 24 - 31 July. All entries to be submitted via personal message to myself, alisonb, on or before 23 July. The winner will be announced on 1 Aug. Pic dimensions should be 640 x 480 pix(or close to that) so please resize before submitting.

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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby mooo » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:44 am

I will be watching this one as im getting ready to build anew one .my pile of bent pipe gates went to scrap yard ! an the wall of the barn i use to push critters aginst cant take much more ! that im getting soft an wore out in my old age !
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Postby Nesikep » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:47 pm

*snickers*.. I should be able to drum something up for this one!
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby HDRider » Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:54 pm

I am anxious to see these. I gotta build and maybe I'll see it here.
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:19 pm

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This is the setup at the KG Angus Ranch. Everything is hydraulic including the sweeps and is all remotely controlled. Their set up to work, weigh and AI a cow every two minutes.
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby regolith » Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:33 pm

oh man! I've worked a few farms where handling facilities were pretty much non-existent unless you count milking herringbone and yards, not even a headgate.
I'd have to look for an old photo find a system that was actually workable, but can take one of my current set-up (and point out the problems) if I can't find a good one.
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby crossbredcalves » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:36 pm

I've got a headgate. That will make a good pic. I should have taken a picture of the pen that I bought it from. It was grown up with trees and all kinds of brush.
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby greybeard » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:54 pm

:lol: :lol: Dang, I wuz hoping the next one would be a contest for the best packaged beef usda label..
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Jul 05, 2016 2:11 am

greybeard wrote::lol: :lol: Dang, I wuz hoping the next one would be a contest for the best packaged beef usda label..

Oh greybeard. :)
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby Rafter S » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:56 am

alisonb wrote:It's a tough thing to capture in one pic so that others can learn from it and I'd like to see how other people do it.


I don't have a photo, but here is the drawing for one I built at a rent pasture a few years ago. It works pretty well, though if I was going to do it again I'd make the alley (at top in the drawing) 10' wide instead of 12'.


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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby Caustic Burno » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:00 am

This is a tough assignment to get a view of the entire pen in one shot.
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby alisonb » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:17 pm

Caustic Burno wrote:This is a tough assignment to get a view of the entire pen in one shot.

CB - It's not necessary to take a pic of the entire pen ;-)

Thanks for sharing Rafter S!
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby slick4591 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:51 pm

Maybe a collage, or is that using tools that are not allowed?
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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby M-5 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:04 pm

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Re: Contest(July) - "Handling Facilities"

Postby alisonb » Tue Jul 05, 2016 3:09 pm

alisonb wrote:So whatever you call it, be it a squeeze chute, crush, stock...we would like to see it :D


slick4591 wrote:Maybe a collage, or is that using tools that are not allowed?


Let's stick to the squeeze chute for the contest and once they have been posted we can put up pics of the pens etc. ;-)
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