texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
OregonWild, RAUKUS01, Dutch_Dogs_77, ShootScootLoot, JerryC12
72136 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,809
bill oxner 91,416
SnakeWrangler 65,571
stxranchman 60,296
Gravytrain 46,950
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Stub 44,160
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics539,019
Posts9,744,225
Members87,136
Most Online25,604
Feb 12th, 2024
Print Thread
Feeder pen - cattle no hogs #8984534 01/09/24 02:52 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
M
magspa Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
M
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
Want to set up a protein feeder during offseason with pen. Land owner rotates cattle on the property. We don't have any hogs, just javelina that won't be able to reach the tubes. Would 4 strand barb wire be a better option than panels? Thanks

Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984655 01/09/24 05:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,926
P
PMK Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,926
keeping the barb wire tight would be my concern with cattle. They tend to lean on things. How big of a pen are you thinking of building?


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984686 01/09/24 06:22 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
M
magspa Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
M
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
I was thinking a 30'circle

Last edited by magspa; 01/09/24 06:22 PM.
Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984722 01/09/24 07:10 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 16,164
J
Jimbo1 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 16,164
Pen with barbed wire around the top is the best answer. The right cow will destroy a wire fence.


FJB - Lets Go Brandon
BBB - Bring Back Better
Awake - Not Woke!
Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984875 01/09/24 11:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
M
magspa Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
M
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
Would 34" panel with strand of wire about one foot above it? The 50" panels are actually cheaper than the 34"

Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984892 01/09/24 11:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 16,164
J
Jimbo1 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 16,164
Originally Posted by magspa
Would 34" panel with strand of wire about one foot above it? The 50" panels are actually cheaper than the 34"

Depends on how tall the biggest cows are. My last pens looked like a prison yard because the cows were huge! If I had to do it over again, I'd have 50in panels with a top strand.


FJB - Lets Go Brandon
BBB - Bring Back Better
Awake - Not Woke!
Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984928 01/10/24 01:14 AM
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6,086
W
Wilhunt Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
W
Joined: Jul 2013
Posts: 6,086
Have 34" hog panels and it took 2 strands pf barb wire.

Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8984968 01/10/24 02:35 AM
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,418
H
Huntmaster Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 2,418
No wire at top; not needed, panel it with Tractor supply help, place tees to support, game over. Those wires will act as trip wires for deer.

Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8985085 01/10/24 01:30 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
M
magspa Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
M
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
Thanks, I'll just go with the 50" panels, especially for less $

Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8985328 01/10/24 08:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,926
P
PMK Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 12,926
yep, built a few with my BIL up in the panhandle using 50" tall panels that had lot of cattle, just cut a notch in the middle down to about 34-36" tall for easier access of the deer. we put a t-post at each end of the panels and one just off center by the notch. both WT and MD got to using the pens. We just tossed out about a half a bail of alfalfa in the middle, only took a couple days for the deer to find it and the notches to jump in/out. If memory serves me, most were 6-8 panels.


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: magspa] #8985659 01/11/24 12:35 PM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,128
Pootie Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,128
How hungry are the cows? Makes a difference.


If you find yourself feeling useless, remember it took 20 years, trillions of dollars, and four presidents to replace the Taliban with the Taliban.

Sometimes the Universe puts you in the same situation again to see if you’re still a dumbass.
Re: Feeder pen - cattle no hogs [Re: Pootie] #8986833 01/13/24 02:06 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
M
magspa Offline OP
Tracker
OP Offline
Tracker
M
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 778
Depends on time of year, rain, how long they've been in the pasture, etc..

Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2024 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3