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First post, but I've been lurking for awhile, lol. Anyways, I do have a questions for you. We are new to cattle. But my daughter saved up and bought a cow, a heifer, and now we have a new calf (just born from the cow). The are all Scottish Highlands (which have horns). The heifer is super sweet and I don't think she would ever be an issue. The cow, however, is a little ornery. Not bad, but I know we wouldn't be able to doctor her or anything like that without some means of restraining her.
Our intentions are to rebreed the cow at some point and breed the heifer in a year or so. All this by AI. Because my daughter is young and we are inexperienced, I feel like we need a squeeze chute.
What I'm not sure about is squeeze chutes with horned cattle. Any insight on this?
Attached are some pictures of a squeeze I'm thinking about buying. Would this work? What are your thoughts?
I know there are other options such as just a head-gate or to squeeze between two cattle gates. But I'm really looking for just a good safe cattle handling system. (I know I'll need to build corrals and alleyways). Many thanks in advance!
…….. OK, I can't figure out how to attach pics. But its a Powder River squeeze chute. It has a scissor headgate, split tailgate, and palpation chute.
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We used and still use the Hi-Hog manual squeeze.
Works like a charm for us.
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