Because our head gate is designed to be driven by the animal and not a handler the opportunity for animal injury or stress is greatly reduced.
When the automatic cattle head gate is set to catch the animal the neck extender bar is beside the head gate bar. The animals head passes both these bars before their shoulders make contact with the head gate. As the animal moves forward the shoulders swing the head gate forward and locks.
Because our neck extender is linked directly to the automatic head gate it’s position is determined by the position of the head gate. As the head gate moves forward the neck extender bars move forward as well. When the head gate locks the gap between the head gate and the neck extender has extended to offer 11” of work space for safe injections.
Handle your cattle faster, safer and with less effort
Work faster and with less effort with Hi-Hog’s one-step automatic head gate with neck extender. Hi-Hog’s automatic head gate is the industry’s most dependable self-catch head gate. Simply set the head gate and walk away. You are free to work the flight zones because you can be confident the head gate will catch and hold your livestock. The optional neck extender is tied directly to the head gate so it is set at the same time the head gate is. And the best part is that your livestock does the work, not you. Hi-Hog’s neck extender provides unsurpassed access to the neck without adding any extra steps for the handler. If required the neck extender can be adjusted at both the top and the bottom. In the event of an emergency the neck extender can be quickly and easily removed.
The neck extender can also be added to existing Hi-Hog squeeze chutes as well as new calving trimming chutes and calving enclosures. The procedures for retro-fitting the neck extender vary depending on the age of your existing chute. Please phone our office for more details.