Having travelled in the USA since the late 1980s, purchasing cattle embryos and semen, when an opportunity arose, I imported the brand of cattle handling equipment I had admired for years, which was far superior to anything available in Europe. The equipment is that safe and easy to use that the thought of ever returning to a standard, non-Squeeze Crush does not bear thinking about. After a couple of friends asked me to import a system for them, I decided to re-design the Squeeze Crush to make it better fit the unique requirements of the UK farmer, namely hazardous “belly trimming”. I first exhibited the system at the Royal Highland Show in June 2005, where I sold a full Pearson system to a 2,500 head suckler herd. The previous head gates they had used would last only 6 months. Their Pearson system is still fully straight and functional.
Since 2005 we have exhibited at a number of agricultural shows in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The UK-built “Raging Bull” hydraulic crush is our own design. We also import a handful of other cattle-related products.