Head Gate Choices

Head Gate System

Automatic head gate

The automatic head gate works well with all types of cattle but is particularly well suited to farms where cattle are relatively feisty, or for finishing units where individual beasts only pass through the Squeeze Crush a few times. Both sides are spring loaded, removing the need to adjust the width of the head gate for different neck sizes. Two levers give the operator the choice of releasing the beast forwards through the head gate or backwards and out of the side exit. Optional extras include: Head tables in two sizes and a head scoop for rapid restraint of an animalís head. An ingenious system allows quick adjustment to enable a large bull or horned beast to enter and lock the fully opened head gate.



Automatic head gate









Manual head gate






Manual head gate

The manual head gate is ideal for farms with cattle of mixed temperaments. It works well where the cattle are not feisty enough to lock a self-catch head gate every time. Large bulls and fully horned cattle are also best handled using this type of head gate. The use of a manual head gate is found to be beneficial in keeping cattle calm as it does not require the animal to hit the head gate with force. Optional extras include: a Sloped Bottom Crash Gate (prevents cattle escaping uncaught, i.e. horned or highly-strung cattle), Head tables in two sizes and a Head scoop.