Tilt Chute

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The thought of tipping my almost 200# ram into the sheep deck chair was a bit daunting. He's not a bad ram, but he is a ram and bigger than me. I tipped the ewes and the wether last time around and it was ok. I really didn't want to tip the ram.
I don't know how I found out about the tilt and trim chutes, but however I did, I am happy I found them.
I searched all over the web and there are quite a few out there. The price range was rather large as well +/- $1K. Ouch. It took a lot of stewing on my part to actually order one. I chose the Lakeland chute. Why? Because it had curved sides (that just had to be easier on the sheep), free shipping, other tilt chutes had more "Working pieces" like a pulley system and similar. To me that just looked like a weak link and something that could go wrong. And possibly require more muscle to work.
This is the one I have:
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There is a company in PA that has spin chutes also... don't know if they are Lakeland... Mountain View Farm Products... 406 Riggs Rd., Friedens, Pa. 15541 814-485-1237. They advertise in "Farming Magazine"... a quarterly publication that is put out by Amish folks, in Holmes Co, Ohio. Beautiful magazine and lots of plain and simple stories... Farming Magazine, P.O. Box 85, Mt Hope, OH 44660... I have subscribed to it for years... Really enjoy it... has sheep articles, grazing practices, recipes, lots of stuff... Into simpler life style farming...
 

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There is a company in PA that has spin chutes also... don't know if they are Lakeland... Mountain View Farm Products... 406 Riggs Rd., Friedens, Pa. 15541 814-485-1237. They advertise in "Farming Magazine"... a quarterly publication that is put out by Amish folks, in Holmes Co, Ohio. Beautiful magazine and lots of plain and simple stories... Farming Magazine, P.O. Box 85, Mt Hope, OH 44660... I have subscribed to it for years... Really enjoy it... has sheep articles, grazing practices, recipes, lots of stuff... Into simpler life style farming...
Cool. I’ll have to check out Farming Magazine. We used to get Farm and Ranch but they stopped publishing 😕
 

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Farming magazine is just such a nice calming type magazine...catering more to the horse and buggy, natural type farming... but it is just one that "feeds the soul"... has pertinent information but is not into chemicals and such. I think it is like $25 for a year of 4 issues... still not overly expensive when you figure in publishing costs and mailing.. Don't remember if it has a website but they do have e-mail.... I sent a check in for the 2 yr subscription last time.
 

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Farming magazine is just such a nice calming type magazine...catering more to the horse and buggy, natural type farming... but it is just one that "feeds the soul"... has pertinent information but is not into chemicals and such. I think it is like $25 for a year of 4 issues... still not overly expensive when you figure in publishing costs and mailing.. Don't remember if it has a website but they do have e-mail.... I sent a check in for the 2 yr subscription last time.
Found it! Sounds like my kind of magazine. :) The covers of the back issues are gorgeous too. Putting it on my Christmas list. 🎄
 

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Found it! Sounds like my kind of magazine. :) The covers of the back issues are gorgeous too. Putting it on my Christmas list. 🎄
Ok, so now you made me go and find it too. 😂 I saw you can get back issues for $6 with free shipping. So I ordered a “sample”. If I like it, maybe I will subscribe.
 
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