How this farmer improved a small stock feeder to make it automatic

Everything on Dirk du Plessis’ farm near Koppies in the Free State province of South Africa is focused on saving labour – one of the plans he has made is to build a feeder that can be automatically refilled. There are no frills in the workshop on the farm Verdeeld,…

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A corrugated-iron roof over the supply pipe prevents the creep feeder from getting wet, and a divider below the sheet and above the pipe prevents the sheep from climbing over the pipes and damaging the structure and contaminating the grain with manure.

U-shaped kraal for rapid small stock management

Roughly half as many workers are required to manage goats or sheep with this ingenious U-shaped handling facility or kraal, with an alley, crush, and various sorting pens. In addition, most of the kraal was built from scrap. Every minute counts at the flourishing mixed farming Orange River enterprise run…

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