Extendable forcing gate


Mixed Farmer

I want to make a new forcing gate for our square pen before our cattle race.

Being square, the gate need sto extend as it reaches the corner and contract as it passes it.

Any design ideas?

Old apprentice

Arable Farmer
I had 5 extending gates but only for dairy cows 2 bared gates used box to fit in side each other and to stop them opening and closing on the slides drilled threw box just dropped a small bolt in for pin usually just 2 positions make them strong enough so preasure of cattle does not bend them if they bend the gate is effectively finished.

Pan mixer

Mixed Farmer
Near Colchester
Depends totally on your pen layout but wouldn't it be more beneficial to make the corners round with some curved panels?
Would have thought an extendable gate with big cattle would soon be a non extendable gate.
Just my thoughts
If it is just for big cattle just cutting the corner off with a straight hurdle will be OK.

Too many working parts (i.e. telescopic tubes) are just going to be grief in no time flat.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...