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 Post subject: Nice day
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 10:03 pm 
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It was a nice warm sunny day today, I took a few pictures of the calf catch we got last summer. It really works well for our set up. We move the pairs as they are born to a different lot and also tag and vaccinate the calf at that time. I was surprised on how well the cows and even heifers follow. It has a catch gate that is foot operated for catching the calf, a gate that holds the calf in place and one in back to release the calf. For being made out of steel with three gates, it is very quiet and the cows are not spooked by it. Sure makes life easy. Got my kid a small Honda 110 3 wheeler off of craiglist, she really likes it. Some guys are planting corn this week, we probably won't get rolling until next week. We had a pretty good calving season, hope everyone else did as well.
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 Post subject: Re: Nice day
PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 11:39 pm 
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This is only my opinion, but I don't like those 3-wheelers. The last time I had anything to do with a person that was riding one of those was to give CPR for about 40 miles in the back of an ambulance traveling from south of Tilden, NE to Norfolk, where life flight picked him up to take to Omaha for organ donation.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice day
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:12 am 
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I like that calf catcher that is cool. those ATCs to me are ok long as you respect it like anything you do, just my 2 cents, Ive owned at least 6 of them in my life racing to trail machines.

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 Post subject: Re: Nice day
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2016 5:37 am 
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That catch looks handy. Glad it works for you.

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