Every issue of Hobby Farms magazine, our editors search for items that are useful to hobby farmers, whether they’re heavier equipment such as tractor attachments, useful tools, innovative helper items or accessories for livestock management.
So have a look at the things we found that can help your farm run better or keep you and your animals safer.
1. EZ Step-In Posts
EZ Step-In Posts can be used for plant and tree support, fencing, livestock containment, trail-marking and other applications without digging, hammering or pounding. Heavy-Duty EZ RING, made of military-grade polymer with UV-stabilizer, attaches to the EZ Step-In Post, or an existing post support (between 3⁄8– and 3⁄4-inch in diameter).
With three lengths designed to fit any truck bed, the Haulz-All has slatted sides for airflow and rear butterfly gates to aid in moving goats, sheep and other stock.
3. Sure Split Wedge
The tapered design of Estwing’s Sure Split Wedge starts cuts, and fins add extra wedge action below the wood line.
4. 3 Point Carryall
The Titan 3 Point Carryall allows you to carry hay, wood, feed, tools and more on the nonslip, 5-foot platform. Built with 2-by-2-inch tubular steel, the platform can connect directly to a category 1, three-point hitch or to a pallet forks attachment.
5. 90 Proof Pole & 90 Proof Rail
Make a paneled paddock, stall or turnout any size you want with the Trio Ranch 90 Proof Pole and the 90 Proof Rail. A pole clamp allows for a secure horizontal-to-vertical connection while the rail connects horizontal bar to horizontal bar. It’s often used to divide stalls in half.
6. Kow Kant Kick
To assist helpers in staying safe, slip the Kow Kant Kick over the affected animal’s back and crank tight to depress the muscles that control kicking. It immobilizes the rear legs only and works on any size animal.
Store or move canned goods with a Safecrate, a protective, stackable, translucent plastic storage container that holds 12 pint or quart canning jars.
8. Canine Safety Vest
This canine safety vest from Carhartt (above) is fully adjustable with large swaths of reflective tape to make sure your dog is highly visible in low-light areas.
9. Blanket & Sheet Repair Kit
The Tough 1 Blanket and Sheet Repair Kit allows for repairing blankets and sheets with a bottle of glue and four pieces of waterproof fabric.
10. Fence Alert
The Speedrite Fence Alert is visible up to 1 mile away. The warning light begins flashing if the fence voltage is too low. This device can be used on any type of electric fence, including all wire and poly products. No ground wires or external power sources required.
This article originally appeared in the July/August 2021 issue of Hobby Farms magazine.