cattle farming venture is more than just a business, it is a
lifestyle. Unlike other businesses, your work doesn't just revolve in
going to some office or some manufacturing plant. In a ranch, you do
have paperwork, and you do run a production, but everyday, there are
dozens of chores for you to work on - fence mending, feeding, vehicle
maintenance, grazing management. The list goes on.
That is why your operation should be as efficient as possible. This way,
you can be more productive, and you will find more time for yourself,
your friends and your family. Cattle equipment makes your operations run
efficiently. A tractor can help you drive a trailer that carries feeds,
eliminating the need to drag around bins and all. An auger add-on to
your tractor can help you with chores that require digging such as fence
post repairs and mending. Another add-on can help you churn up soil in
your land so that grass can grow again.
Here are the usual
equipment groups that most cattle farmers have on their farm. Note
that most of these equipment are those you cannot do away with, others
have cheaper alternatives - those than you have to assemble or build
yourself. You can look up detailed information in cattle equipment
vendor sites, cattle farming review sites and how-to sites.
Cattle Handling Equipment
These are the equipment necessary when moving, weighing and inspecting
cattle. The cattle equipment under this list are calf tables, cattle
headgates, squeeze chutes, loading chutes and cattle handling
accessories such as weighing scales, head chains, and squeeze chute
Corral systems are smaller enclosures that you might want to use for
animals whenever you do not want them moving around. These are commonly
used for horses but they can be used for cattle as well. Corral systems
are either permanent or portable. Its price depends on the number of
cattle it can hold, as well as the additional features. Some corral
systems have adjustable alley sections, arena panels, a smaller holding
pen, adjustable alley gates and alley frames that can connect directly
to a squeeze chute.
These are the equipment needed for
cattle feeding. They are a must in
feedlot settings and are highly recommended for ranchers raising
grass-fed cattle. In feedlots it is where cattle are entirely fed; for
pasture cattle, it is also needed for giving supplements. The standard
plant protein supplement needed is around 11%. These cattle equipment
can be creep feeders, bale feeders, bull mineral feeders or bunk
Waterers and Water Tanks
Large livestock need large amounts of water. Surely, everyone agrees
that cattle are huge (or at least, they were supposed to be). That's why
you are going to need water tanks. Waterers are cattle equipment with
trough bowls. Material ranges from galvanized iron to Rubbermaid to
Your cattle equipment can help you in raising the herd and keeping the
property. In cattle ranches, the best way to do a chore is with the
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