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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by kenny thomas » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:58 am

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Always exciting to have new facilities!!
I'm going to draw it up for 100th time and share it on here for ideas, hopefully tomorrow
Lay it out on the ground using hay baler string. Easy to change the design and see how it works.


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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by greggy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 3:40 pm

Think that is the advantage to panels with pins.....set it up, see if it works etc, then you could make it more permanent by adding posts etc.....

Only thing is they are noisey.....if that bothers you or the stock....

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sat May 02, 2020 3:32 pm

Ok a little update I went with the guardrail. And we have almost all of the post up. But now I have another question, I'm using a bud box so where the cattle go in the alley do I make it the same width as the alley or does it need to be wider. My alley will be 27in wide inside measurement

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Mhallman » Wed May 06, 2020 11:54 am

Ky cowboy wrote:
Sat May 02, 2020 3:32 pm
Ok a little update I went with the guardrail. And we have almost all of the post up. But now I have another question, I'm using a bud box so where the cattle go in the alley do I make it the same width as the alley or does it need to be wider. My alley will be 27in wide inside measurement
Leave it the same width.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by KAstocker » Wed May 06, 2020 8:46 pm

I did my bud box entrance into the alley about a foot wider than the alley and made a slight v into the alley. I wish I made the v wider, like close to twice the width of the alley. It works, but I think cattle are much more willing to go into the alley if it starts wide

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Jeanne - Simme Valley » Thu May 07, 2020 12:06 pm

I still don't get why people like the bud box system. I understand that it works great MOST of the time. What do you do when they don't want to oblige you & willingly go into the opening?
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by _H Ranch » Thu May 07, 2020 3:16 pm

gobob is nice

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Fri May 08, 2020 9:06 am

Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:
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I still don't get why people like the bud box system. I understand that it works great MOST of the time. What do you do when they don't want to oblige you & willingly go into the opening?
I have a gate that i can swing like tub or sweep gate for the ones who dont cooperate

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm

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The guardrail is 8in apart. Do you think i need to put something between to keep them from sticking there heads between them or will it be ok?

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 23, 2020 6:51 am

Ky cowboy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm
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The guardrail is 8in apart. Do you think i need to put something between to keep them from sticking there heads between them or will it be ok?
I added wire panel fencing to my wood corral for that reason. Are you planning on bringing in rock and limestone for your base?
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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Larzbarz » Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 am

Ky cowboy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm
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The guardrail is 8in apart. Do you think i need to put something between to keep them from sticking there heads between them or will it be ok?
Anywhere we've put up guardrail we left a 6" gap and have been ok. At 8" I'd be thinking about putting something there.

Maybe I'm inclined to overkill, but I would have at least one more post in between the ones you already have, possibly 2.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Dave » Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 am

The only thing I would do is run something over the top of the bottom rail. If one does manage to stick a leg out over the rail the guard rail can be pretty hard on them. Most anything would work, 2x4, piece of pipe, etc. Just to keep a leg from running down the top of that rail.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sat May 23, 2020 4:13 pm

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:51 am
Ky cowboy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm
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The guardrail is 8in apart. Do you think i need to put something between to keep them from sticking there heads between them or will it be ok?
I added wire panel fencing to my wood corral for that reason. Are you planning on bringing in rock and limestone for your base?
Later as time and money permit. Itll be another 6 months before cattle are on this farm. The picture was taken after 3 inches of rain, it has a slight slope that allows it to drain pretty good.

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by Ky cowboy » Sat May 23, 2020 4:17 pm

Larzbarz wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 9:02 am
Ky cowboy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm
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The guardrail is 8in apart. Do you think i need to put something between to keep them from sticking there heads between them or will it be ok?
Anywhere we've put up guardrail we left a 6" gap and have been ok. At 8" I'd be thinking about putting something there.

Maybe I'm inclined to overkill, but I would have at least one more post in between the ones you already have, possibly 2.
The post are on 12 1/2 foot centers. With 40 inches of concrete around them. I dont think ill need anything in between but might have to add later. Im thinking about getting some sucker rod and running it between each row and on the top

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Re: Guard rail or go bob fortress fence

Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 23, 2020 4:37 pm

Ky cowboy wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 4:13 pm
TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 6:51 am
Ky cowboy wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:10 pm
Image
The guardrail is 8in apart. Do you think i need to put something between to keep them from sticking there heads between them or will it be ok?
I added wire panel fencing to my wood corral for that reason. Are you planning on bringing in rock and limestone for your base?
Later as time and money permit. Itll be another 6 months before cattle are on this farm. The picture was taken after 3 inches of rain, it has a slight slope that allows it to drain pretty good.
It’ll be well worth It when the time comes.
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