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Plans for wooden head gate for cattle.
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Theresa Thompson    Posted 09-03-2003 at 10:15:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My husband and I have gotten into Scottish Highland cattle. We are looking for plans to build a wooden head gate to make it easier on our vet when he gives shots and such. We have been checking the internet and can't find anything. The commercially made gates are more than we can afford at this time. So if anyone has designs/plans for a wooden head gate, it would be greatly appreciated.


Jim in michigan    Posted 09-04-2003 at 19:10:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Theresa, Where are you located,,there is a guy near me here in Upper Michigan that has a really nice like new head gate for sale,, I know he would sell it cheap since he is old and in not great health,,,Jim


Cindy    Posted 01-22-2004 at 18:01:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Hey, Theresa, just came across your question
from September. If you're still interested in
building a headgate, the University of
Tennessee site
http://bioengr.ag.utk.edu/Extension/ExtPubs
has an assortment of useful ag-related plans,
a couple of which are specifically for building a
headgate. You can order the pubs free. Check
out the site.


Jailkeeper    Posted 09-03-2003 at 20:54:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
I've never seen a wooded head gate. I'm not saying it couldn't be done, but you would have to use heavy lumber in the construction of it. The latch mechanisms would need to be made of steel pipe for ease of operating and safety reasons.

Make sure you check auction notices, sometimes you can find used ones real cheap. Even farms that no longer have cattle may have an old chute sitting in the weeds someplace you could buy.


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