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.
Hi-Hog’s livestock equipment delivers greater efficiency through better design. Like the S-Alley the U-Alley was developed by Hi-Hog to take advantage of the instinctive herding behaviour of cattle to create a cattle working alley that flows faster and with less effort. Unlike the S-Alley the U-Alley does not travel in a straight line. This compact system is most often used where physical space is limited. For best operation we recommend the U-Alley is set on a level surface.
Each U-Alley section covers a portion of a curve with an inside diameter of 20 feet. The inside width of the alley can be adjusts from 18” to 32”. Hi-Hog offers two U-Alley sections. The smaller alley section covers 45º and has an inside length of 9’. The longer alley section covers 60º and has an inside length of 12’.
Hi-Hog offers several options for sorting livestock. Our funnel crowding tub provides an option to sort out of the crowding tub. Our squeeze chutes provide two side exits as well as the exit through the head gate. For most situations these sorting options are all that are required. Some situations however require additional sorting options.
In most situations where an alley travels in a straight line the S-Alley would be preferred over the straight alley options shown here. There are situations however that challenge our designers to create a system that will fit within our customer’s facility where our traditional S-Alley and U-Alley systems will not work. This is when we call on our straight alley sections.
Why settle for a cookie-cutter cattle handling system when you can have an outstanding custom designed cattle handling system built from standard stock items that fits your livestock handling needs. Not all cattle handling facilities are built the same. This is why Hi-Hog has created a wide range of alley options that can be assembled into hundreds of different safe and efficient livestock handling systems.