Exactly the information I was looking for, and I thought I had read most every post. The gate sounds like it works well keeping the cow stretched back. I ordered a Priefert model 91 auto/manual headgate, have heard these gates are wonderful. Thanks, and I have also learned much from reading these posts.. I pulled the archives, but could get none to open.
> Regarding working cattle in a
> headgate, I posted a related
> question on this beginners board
> on 4/9/03. The subject was
> "IM Shots - How to restrain
> cow w/ headgate?" I received
> some good feedback. You might want
> to go back a few pages and look at
> The problem with running calves
> thru chute along with cows is that
> a cow might injure a calf. Also,
> if your chute is the standard
> 26" wide, the 300-500# calves
> will sometimes turn around, which
> clogs things up. Calves usually
> get a different set of shots than
> cows and it is easier to keep
> track of "who gets what"
> when they go thru separately.
> Because of all these things, we
> try to run cows & calves thru