Calf barrow

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  1. glengare

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    I used mine for the 1st time of 2020 today :rolleyes2: I wasn’t expecting it for a couple of days.

    Senior management bought it unknown to me . Gave it to me for Valentines Day 3 years ago.
    I probably would have thought it a waste of time , but count it invaluable now . You aren’t going to use it for every calf , but when you are “ caught out “ , it’s a gift .
    You bring the barrow in to the calf , leaving the handles either side of the calf , with the calf’s head facing away . You catch the 2 back legs and pull it into the barrow on its back . It’s head is left hanging down , draining any fluid out of the calf’s lungs . It is in the ideal position to wash the calf’s navel/ put iodine on it . When you get to the shed , you “ tip “ the calf out of the barrow , and it usually lands lying on its hunkers.
    No one can afford to put their back out lifting or dragging a calf at this time of the year . who would replace you ?
     
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    There are a job and a half ,as jf said you won’t need it on every calf but it’s the only job on the likes of a blue calf
     
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    yeah I’d a surprise on the slats last night was trying to get calf into ordinary barrow and thought there must be something handier than this. Think I’ll make a purchase in morning thanks for help. Happy calving people
     
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    Feck, that's some money!
     
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    On the other hand , it's some money to spend on a woman , over the course of 29 years...
     
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    He's spent less than £19 a year on her. That's only valentines, no mention of birthday and Christmas, bet he spoils her rotten then :lol::lol:
     
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  10. denis086

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    What price is a calf barrow though? I saw one in the FRS and they said something over 400!
     
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    Be cheaper to get an old pram and put a cut down 200l plastic drum in place of the tub.
     
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    I had the very same thought. I nearly go so far as stretch to the €30 for a pair of puncture proof wheel barrow wheels and leave the pram alone!
     
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    She’s worth every penny:tt1::wub::tt1::wub:
     
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    Yes but don't let her hear you say that.
     
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    It’s ok she doesn’t look in here,well not until someone puts a link to here.:2guns::laugh:
     
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    Back using the calf barrow again for another year. A gift of a thing as our calf shed is a good distance away from the cow shed.
     

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