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Cattle Working Facilities, MP239
Cattle Working Facilities, MP239 covers topics from cattle handling to working facilities site selection and types
Feeder space (assuming all animals eat at once)
Working chute/alley - straight sided
Working chute/alley - sloped sides
Funnels, sweep tubs, or "Budbox" AND working chute
This section provides videos of cattle corral facilities along with a color aerial
photo and a black and white tracing of the facilities. A downloadable pdf of the
black and white image is also available. The black and white image was created by
taking a printed copy of the aerial photo, placing a transparency film over the image
and tracing the design using a black expo wet erase marker then scanning the image
to a file. The black and white images have an approximate scale that was established using the length of the cattle chute or flagging the fence at
a predetermined distance before the aerial image was captured. The scale is only
an approximation as the camera lens is wide angle and has a slight fisheye distortion.
Additional systems will be added as videos and images become available.
Budbox corral video with soundtrack.
Perimeter alley, sweep tub with adjustable alley to chute Sweep tub corral video with soundtrack.
Center alley corral with covered sweep and chute that flows back to center alley Video of center alley corral with soundtrack.
Center sweep and crowding alley to chute with chute cutting gate
Video of center sweep and chute cutting gate set to soundtrack.
Large herd rectangular corral with sorting pens, sweep, crowding alley and headgate
Large rectangular corral set to soundtrack.
Modified pens for better sorting
Video of corral system set to soundtrack.
Simple 4 pen sorting layout with lane to crowding alley
Video of corral set to soundtrack.
Simple long rectangular grouping and sorting alley with crowding alley and multi-exit
Corral video set to soundtrack.
Simple portable panel system with sweep and chute with palpation cage
Large facility with ramp loadout
Video of corral set to soundtrack
Facility with modified chute for calves
Video set to soundtrack
Facility with curved lanes and chute
Links are not all inclusive but represent equipment marketed in Arkansas
Links are not all inclusive but represent alley and chute scales observed on farms
in Arkansas. Group scales or certified scales may be required for some operations.