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Scale question

Postby Nicky » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:44 pm

Do they work better with solid sides or ones they can see through? I would think the gates see through and the sides solid.

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Re: Scale question

Postby Mike » Mon Jul 18, 2016 3:35 pm

My electronic scales are under my squeeze chute.
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Re: Scale question

Postby Nicky » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:18 pm

This is a 8' X 20'

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Re: Scale question

Postby Nicky » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:07 pm

I know you guys have to have an opinion on this....

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Re: Scale question

Postby Brad S » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:04 pm

Seen them every configuration. If you had some really wringy calves, solid sides would likely serve best. About anything works for most cattle.

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Re: Scale question

Postby Big Muddy rancher » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:22 am

Ours was solid along the bottom 2 feet then plank with gaps.
I see the new prefab cages are just tubing.
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Re: Scale question

Postby Mike » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:51 am

Cattle need a visual opening to know where to go. When they don't see an opening anywhere they tend to go back from the direction of which they came from.

So I would say the exit gates should be open and the sides blocked.
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Re: Scale question

Postby Silver » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:57 pm

Ours is made with tubing all the way around and works fine. It may work well because they need to go up a bit of a ramp to get into it, I don't know.

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Re: Scale question

Postby PPRM » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:20 am

Mike wrote:Cattle need a visual opening to know where to go. When they don't see an opening anywhere they tend to go back from the direction of which they came from.

So I would say the exit gates should be open and the sides blocked.


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