I seen winter snow cover clear thru May here a couple years ago, !st of June still had snow on the north side of buildings and stackyardsJustin wrote:Soapweed wrote:If we'd just learn to calve in April and May, no sled would be needed.
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we've seen snow here in May as well. not saying you wouldn't have to still use your calf sled, just saying you probably won't wear it out.jodywy wrote:I seen winter snow cover clear thru May here a couple years ago, !st of June still had snow on the north side of buildings and stackyardsJustin wrote:Soapweed wrote:If we'd just learn to calve in April and May, no sled would be needed.
Did you ever find a calf sled?JF Ranch wrote:For many years we've used a home built sled to move a newborn calf, with the anxious mother trotting along behind. It has worked well either attached to a saddle horn or behind a 4-wheeler.
Unfortunately the years have taken it's toll on it. It has been upset, bent up and broken up so many times, it is hardly worth fixing again.
I did a quick search and found a couple available but am not sure what to think of either of them:
1. Koehn Kozy Kalf Sled http://www.koehnmarketing.com/catalog/p ... ucts_id=57
2. Sun-Tag Sled http://www.suntagsled.com/
Has anyone used either of these? Or do you know of any others that work well for you?
Friends don't let their friends calve in the winter.C Thompson wrote:So far Soapweed has first place for the best answer. I liked the helpful comment about not making them out of metal so the slimey guys don't freeze down. Just an observation from a recovering winter calver.