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Squeeze Chute
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Phil    Posted 04-14-2003 at 08:38:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Are there any plans for building a homemade squeeze chute to handle beef cattle?
Needed for shots, etc.
I presently have 11 head, and plan to build up to 35 or so.
Commercial chutes seem quite expensive.
I understand there is a "Medina Hinge" type for handling longhorns. My cattle are polled.

Whispering Pines    Posted 04-16-2003 at 09:06:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try this link. I'm not sure if you'll find exactly what will work for you but there are plans for a large number of useful things.

Whispering Pines    Posted 04-16-2003 at 09:08:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Okay so the link didn't post. Here it is again,, or search for Canada Plan Service

Willy-N    Posted 04-14-2003 at 18:36:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

This is Shelby's chute she picked it up for around 800.00 and it would be a nightmare to weld all up. Mark H.

Phil    Posted 04-15-2003 at 12:37:16       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A new one like pictured seems to run $2500 plus.
If anybody finds one for $800 let me know.


John    Posted 12-01-2003 at 14:09:24       [Reply]  [Send Email]
You're not getting much help, are you? Necessity is the mom of invention. We get by nicely -- but not perfectly -- with a single sided squeeze and a commercial self-catch headgate. Cattle turn a corner into a room in our barn. A light aluminum 8 foot gate is hinged to a pole which supports the headgate. Cow goes in and our gate sweeps them toward the headgate. We tie gate to the way with a synthetic rope with a hook on the end. I thinks it was a security device once used for high climbing construction workers. A chain would work -- probably better.

This is a lot like the Medina squeeze you mentioned, except that has two moving gates instead of the solid wall.

On the cheap, build a heavy duty wooden stancion between two solid poles. Fix (chain and bolt) livestock panels at one end on both poles. Squeeze back ends of the panels together and hold together with a chain.

The Medina hinge does not seem to have the headgate, and was devised for working on Texas Longhorns.

I started in this business with a rope and a post, so any little improvement is worthwhile. Helps to have a big, heavyweight relatives around to lean on gates and critters.

i sold    Posted 04-15-2003 at 13:59:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
one like that a few years ago for 500, cdn. just to get rid of it never had any use for it anymore .

Promise Land Ranch    Posted 04-14-2003 at 17:07:41       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Go to ebay and search for a book called Arc Welded Projects Volume II. It has plans and a material list for building your own squeeze chute.
I have this book and have found it very useful.


kraig WY    Posted 04-14-2003 at 11:47:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
I went through this but couldn't find any diecent plans. I did find a use chute that was real reasonable. Actually cheaper then I could build on. For saftey of you and your critters I think I would look into a good use chute. They are worth their weight in gold though.

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