Back to back lambing pens

TexelBen

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
We're on with redesigning the lambing shed layout to make more room for bonding pens.
The problem I'm having, is how to attach pens back to back. We've iae hurdles with loops on, we're gonna have to buy more hurdles and I'm wondering if any other types of hurdles with attach properly?
I seem to end up with too many loops ??‍♂️
 

TexelBen

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire

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Never Forgotten
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Location
Lancashire
Cheapest way would be to make your own hurdles out of wood then tie them with baler twine.
made all mine out of pallets them made all brackets , the ones I have in the middle can be used back to back they have double hooks for back to back use but not had need yo use um yet like that, made um wi that option in mind
 

Tsa115

Member
Livestock Farmer
Attached our like this , after being annoyed with baler twine, hex head screws, easy too dismantle once we are done.
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liammogs

Member
Drop pin hurdles every time, they sit together without the need of any string, more secure when using them in a handling system than the hoop type, I'd never buy the hoop type, go pin you will never go back
 

Bullring

Member
Location
Cornwall
I had the same problem with loop hurdles and got fed up with string so after years of having enough I took the angle grinder to them and cut a load of loop of some of the hurdles. The hurdles are only ever used for pens anyway so makes sense and I still have a load with loops if I need them.
 

TexelBen

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Livestock Farmer
Location
North Yorkshire
I had the same problem with loop hurdles and got fed up with string so after years of having enough I took the angle grinder to them and cut a load of loop of some of the hurdles. The hurdles are only ever used for pens anyway so makes sense and I still have a load with loops if I need them.
In my experience they're good at taking their own loops off ??‍♂️ especially when you don't want em to!
 

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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