Worst gate !

jondear

Member
Location
Devon
Not done much contracting for a few years but today came across this !
Got me thinking I don't miss the getting to a farmers field and being first through with rake and trying to open a Contraption of a gap filler .
Either not hung
Tied up with string !
Not wide enough !
Some fence across the top at cab height!
Falling to bits
Overhanging undergrowth branches etc!
I think some farmer think tractors are still the height of a 35x!
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yellowbelly

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
N.Lincs
Not done much contracting for a few years but today came across this !
Got me thinking I don't miss the getting to a farmers field and being first through with rake and trying to open a Contraption of a gap filler .
Either not hung
Tied up with string !
Not wide enough !
Some fence across the top at cab height!
Falling to bits
Overhanging undergrowth branches etc!
I think some farmer think tractors are still the height of a 35x!View attachment 965413
I wish we had some gates as good as that 🙏

:playful::playful:
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
The worst are the type that look ok, but when you go to open them, they fall over, pivoting on a bit of string half way up the hanging end. Then when you go to pick them up, its apparent they were built for @Boysground 's cows and seemingly weigh a ton.
Then when you try to shut them, the uneven ground means they won't stand up and keep falling over again.
 

primmiemoo

Member
Location
Devon
Can't see any problem with the OP gate. It's serving its purpose as a psychological barrier to livestock and trespassers, and can be opened to let livestock and farm vehicles through. 🤷‍♀️

It'll probably last longer than some of newer tat I see in the ag merchant's yards, however shiny the new stuff is.
 

jondear

Member
Location
Devon
Can't see any problem with the OP gate. It's serving its purpose as a psychological barrier to livestock and trespassers, and can be opened to let livestock and farm vehicles through. 🤷‍♀️

It'll probably last longer than some of newer tat I see in the ag merchant's yards, however shiny the new stuff is.
No metal connecting the horizontal bars .Tbf it was worse when opening!
 

farmerm

Member
Location
Shropshire
Not done much contracting for a few years but today came across this !
Got me thinking I don't miss the getting to a farmers field and being first through with rake and trying to open a Contraption of a gap filler .
Either not hung
Tied up with string !
Not wide enough !
Some fence across the top at cab height!
Falling to bits
Overhanging undergrowth branches etc!
I think some farmer think tractors are still the height of a 35x!
View attachment 965413
We have some that are better than that and some that are worse... that one at least has got the luxury of hinges... Whilst ours gates are all at least straight due to not having bulling cows or crap drivers, do we have at least 7 gateways where the gates that lack any posts.... will got around to it one day!
 
Decent gates don't last long around here - Once had 12 x 10ft wooden five barred gates disappear overnight - During the miner's strike as the weather turned cold..... The landlord of the reclaimed pit spoil stacks didn't replace them (NCB) but quite frankly they were far too narrow anyway.
 
Drove up to McVeigh Parkers last year to pick up a half mesh gate. When they brought it out it was pre-bent - they said it was the last one. So we loaded and fitted it.

It still p*sses me off when I go through it that it's bent...... :unsure:

HK
Put it on some flat concrete and drive a tractor over it a few times gradually increasing the thickness of a length of thin timber under one end - there will be a stage where the bend becomes unnoticeable.
(The voice of experience!!)
 

NI agri-food stakeholder groups discuss climate change bill with committee

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Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland

The Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC) recently submitted oral evidence to members of the Stormont Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (AERA) committee on the content and potential impact of the Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill (No.2).

This draft legislation was recently introduced to the Northern Ireland Assembly by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in conjunction with agriculture minister, Edwin Poots.

“We were accompanied by representatives from a wide range of food industry bodies, including the Northern Ireland Meat Exporters’ Association,the Ulster Farmers’ Union [UFU], Northern...
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