Feed wall height

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Feed wall height

Postby ddd75 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:09 pm

Im pouring a wall to feed cattle. I figured i'd use the same measurement as a j-bunk.

Most J bunks are 20 -23" but with 3-5" of concrete until ground..

I'll be feeding on the other side on a flat concrete pad.

a 2x12 and a 2x6 would give me 16.75" tall wall... that would probably work pretty good ?
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Re: Feed wall height

Postby Supa Dexta » Sun Oct 08, 2017 5:39 am

Meaning the area they are standing on and the surface they are eating off of are the same height, with a tall curb to reach over? How thick will the curb be? And what sized animals are you feeding?
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Re: Feed wall height

Postby Son of Butch » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:09 am

IF you pour the area where the cattle stand 5 inches lower than the cement on which the feed will sit, wouldn't that
save you some of the cement you will need to pour the feed wall?
Of course grading it to different levels may cost you more than you save.
just thinking out loud.
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Re: Feed wall height

Postby ddd75 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:25 am

yes they are standing at the same height.

I don't want to pour different heights as i'm coming off a barn and I want the slabs to be equal.

I'll have a feed lane on the opposite side.

The wall will be poured between 6x6 posts so 5.5" thick. I'm putting rebar between posts.

cattle all weight ranges will be fed there.
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Re: Feed wall height

Postby Cucumber35 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:48 pm

Wouldn’t it be cheaper to just put some panels between the posts with slats to stick their heads through? Maybe a 4-5” curb to keep the feed and manure from mixing but more than that sounds expensive. You will need a cable or guardrail or something to keep them from climbing over anyway, the panels just seem easier to me.
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Re: Feed wall height

Postby Supa Dexta » Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:10 pm

That height will be fine.
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