Jeremy's Treibewagen

Henarar

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Livestock Farmer
On the heel catching thing, could you not (once the cattle are in) slide a bar across the back about 2ft from the rear gate and about 3ft off the ground?

That would nudge them well above their hocks before the rear gate could catch their heels. A bit like the bar you would slide in behind a cow in a cattle crush.
Good thinking Batman
 

Kiwi Pete

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Livestock Farmer
On the heel catching thing, could you not (once the cattle are in) slide a bar across the back about 2ft from the rear gate and about 3ft off the ground?

That would nudge them well above their hocks before the rear gate could catch their heels. A bit like the bar you would slide in behind a cow in a cattle crush.
They use a similar idea in those "chicken tractors" so you don't run over recalcitrant chooks, usually a bit of curtain-wire at the rear of the enclosure works for birds.

A bit of wire rope with an eye and hook would work for cattle, have a bit of "give"? (y)
 

JP1

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Livestock Farmer
They use a similar idea in those "chicken tractors" so you don't run over recalcitrant chooks, usually a bit of curtain-wire at the rear of the enclosure works for birds.

A bit of wire rope with an eye and hook would work for cattle, have a bit of "give"? (y)

Good idea. Means I can leave it fitted and open and close it easily during loading
 

JP1

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Livestock Farmer
Had a calf with pneumonia this morning stuck it in little trailer mother trotted on behind, this thing would be mint for that as once in no escape ! Needs a little floored area at front for calf to sit in .
Yes I've even seen some with a small chequer plate box at front. With a calf in the front the cow would almost certainly follow too (well a Hereford or Galloway, not so sure about black elephants)

This one is obviously a feeding platform but maybe for my circumstance and type, a small calf box on hang off brackets would be ideal as and when needed

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At least that hasn’t got the horrid internal intruding wheel arches

Does it still have the granular steel floor ?

Bet mine is cheaper and more functional !

Nice trailer mind

Yes the wheel arches are a lot less intrusive than the one we traded in.
Got the rubber coated floor.
I changed it after being pleasantly surprised at the quote last autumn for the cost to change the 11 year old predecessor.

Love your wagon and the whole idea.
I've still got some items that @the-mad-welder made when he was an apprentice, so should be okay.
 

Hilly

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35% of English and Welsh farmers possibly/probably depressed

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Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) has today, Thursday, October 14, published the findings of The Big Farming Survey, which shows 35% of English and Welsh farmers are either possibly or probably depressed.

The survey, based on over 15,000 responses, concentrates on the health and well-being of the farming community in England and Wales in the 2020s.

The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) is a national charity that provides support to the farming community across England and Wales.

Mental health​


Mental well-being, the survey notes, describes our ability to cope with the ‘ups and downs’ of everyday life.

According to the survey, 14% of the farming community is ‘possibly depressed’ while...
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