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Anybody here use squeese shoots
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kraig WY    Posted 05-05-2002 at 08:04:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Been ey balling them things for years. Got to be the cats meow for branding and doctoring cows. Especially if you can't rope any better them me (which cuts out about everybody in Wyoming). Leased some grass and bought some heifers to put on it. Got to brand them but way too big for me to wresle. Now I can make the squeese chute do the work.

buck    Posted 05-05-2002 at 16:58:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

Got to tell a tale on my Dad here. Well Dad pretty much built everything he needed and didn't buy much unless he just had to.Well he had seen one of these fancy squeese things and set out to build one. Mostly working on it when the weather kept him in the barn so to say.One day he is ready to try it out so we run a 800lb. steer in and click had him but he didn't like it too much so out through the barn yard he goes with it. I can still see my Dad as he takes off the ball cap wipes a match through his hair and lights up a Lucky Strike and watches that steer drag that thing around the barn yard untill it can't move any more.Dad let the steer out and looks at me with one of his expressions where you don't know if he is mad as heck of just funnin you and said Son this thing needs a floor in it.He added the floor and we worked many a cow in it over the years

Clem in Oklahoma    Posted 05-05-2002 at 12:30:55       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can highly recommend a good squeeze chute and headgate. It's a much safer and humane way to work cattle. I have a Preifort brand squeeze with an automatic headgate. Mine is portable so we take it out and set-up a corral made of of pipe panels and we can work them quickly and safely. We can then knock down and go to the next pasture.

Les...fortunate    Posted 05-05-2002 at 11:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man, you westerners must have some wild critters. Ifn it was me, I'd just tie 'em up in the barn. I spose if them animules ain't used to that then you gotta problum and would need one o' them squeeze deevices.
First thing my old man done with a new born calf, soon's it got on its feet and its first belly full from mother would be to make a collar outta baled hay string and tie it up. Makes life a lot easier later on.

kraig WY    Posted 05-05-2002 at 13:46:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Normaly we just drag cows to the fire with a horse. The big 'uns we used a rope on both ends and get some heathy kids to help hold them down. Now with this squeese chute. It takes the work out of it. As I said I'm gettting too old and lazy to fight with 800 lb. heifers. I might even try it on cutting boars that excaped the process when they were little.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 13:09:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ours will all lead with a halter and rope or just follow you around. You can tie them up too. But when you jab the sharp ring threw the bulls nose ain't no way you gonna hold him still! Vet gets nervus too, she is used to workin with those open range ones that are mean and nasty so she likes ours being held when she works on them. Mark H.

Les...fortunate    Posted 05-05-2002 at 13:23:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can only remember having one bull with a ring in his nose and that was when I was a little kid. Dad wouldn't keep a bull when he started to get snotty. I remember us having a huge Holstein bull. Dad wouldn't turn him out. Kept him in the barn for several months until he finally sold him. Didn't want to take a chance on anybody getting hurt.
Towards the end of his life, dad had a couple of Belted Galloway bulls. They are known for being good tempered and you could turn them out to pasture without worrying. We always had belted cattle. Dutch belted mostly, but Galloways later.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 14:23:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
If this Highland get that way in the freezer he will go. But so far he is real nice! Shelby wants to take him to the fair and they need a ring for leading them. Mark H.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 08:23:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kraig; They work great that is the only way I could get that Ring in that bulls nose a while back. I am incorperating it into the new barn so it will be easier to get the cows in it from now on. Mark H.

kraig WY    Posted 05-05-2002 at 08:29:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've worked them just never thought of getting one but I'm getting to old and lazy to fight with those critters.

Mark Hendershot    Posted 05-05-2002 at 08:43:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
They allow you to show them who is stronger too! I allways like it when they swing there head around and hit you with it or a horn gets you in the side. Ours is a Hi-Hog from Canada got a real good deal on it too! Lots of levers and goodies to inspect areas while they are in it being Squeesed by the chute. Mark H.

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