Hi-Hog’s livestock equipment delivers greater efficiency through better design. The S-Alley was developed by Hi-Hog to take advantage of the instinctive herding behavior of cattle to create a cattle working alley that flows faster and with less effort.
How does it work? From the perspective of your cattle as they stand in the crowding tub they will see clearly one animal length into the S shaped alley. The sheeted tub and alley panels help focus the livestock on the exit. The high visibility of the exit quickly informs the lead animal that there is a route out of the crowding tub. As the lead animal enters the non-threatening alley it will continue to see at least one body length ahead, encouraging further forward movement. The lead animal disappears from its herd mates as it continues forward around the curve of the S-Alley. The herding instinct of the remaining cattle then draws the other animals to follow.