Handy Hint: October 25, 2010

Neck rails that give

A local builder created a neck rail that has some extra give to it. As shown in the photo, the rail is mounted above the feed aisle and equipped with a second pipe that can move forward if a cow is pushed from behind or lunges for extra feed. This reduces the pressure on the neck region but keeps cows in their place, reports Bernie Vander Meulen of Corner's Pride Farm in Rosedale, British Columbia, Canada.