Posted 2 months ago
Seven years ago, a CW member posted a cow poke. I have seen photos of that type. I believe that they were made out of metal.
This cow poke is primarily made from wood.
Webster describes a cow poke as: A contrivance hung around a cow's neck to make it difficult for the cow to crawl through a fence.
The length of the poke is about 4' overall in length. It has a hardwood beam that leans slightly down and forward.
If the cow sticks the beam under the wire fence and pushes her head through the opening between the wires, the beam will catch the wire and if she continues to push, the beam will force several nail-like pins onto the cow's neck. (see photo #2 to see the pins).
I don't know it's age, but it is in rather good condition, and could possibly be used today. (electric fences are much more useful)