Gerald and Karen Strickland, Hawks Nest Farm
Cattle Handling Equipment
Grant Award: $8,000
The Stricklands currently have 80 cows they maintain for a cow/calf operation. The deteriorated equipment they currently use is inadequate for vaccinating, A.I., and medical treatments, and is dangerous for them and the animals.
With their AgOptions grant, they plan to purchase a squeeze chute, alleyways, and a sweep tub. The new cattle handling equipment will enable them to increase by 20% the number of cows they keep on their farm and maintain them under safer conditions. It will also save them time every time they work the cattle.