Head Gate

Specs on the Real Tuff Livestock and Cattle Head Gate:

The Real Tuff Cattle Head Gate can be quickly and easily adjusted. It’s automatic/self-catch (when the cow goes through, the head gate resets itself), and is adjustable from 4″ to 10.5″. We also offer a head gate with neck extender which provides great access to the injection area, it holds the head more secure for implants, ear tags, shots, etc.

 Cattle Head Gate

  • Quickly and easily adjusted
  • Automatic / self-catch (when the cow goes through, the Head Gate resets itself)
  • Adjustable from 4″ to 10.5″
  • Automatic reset
cattle head gate
Livestock Head Gate
Spring cushion mounted on Squeeze Chute to reduce
impact when the animal goes through the Neck-door.
Livestock Head Gate
Operates from either side to accommodate a left or right handed person.

Importance of a head gate:

A cattle head gate allows the cow’s head to pass through but blocks it’s shoulders. This position allows easy access to work cattle in the chute. Since we love our automatic reset head gate, it’s included standard on all squeeze chutes, portable handling systems, hoof trimming chutes and 1/4 circular maternity pens. Customers may purchase this piece separately as well.

While this piece accommodates a variety of cattle sizes ranging from calf to bull, we recommend cattlemen sort their herd first. Running calves together and then larger cattle later will save time and require less adjustments.

Neck Extender Option:

Also note that our optional neck extender is welded onto the head gate instead of bolted which increases the strength and improves operator safety. If cattlemen choose to upgrade to a head gate with neck extender, just remove the current head gate and slip on the new one. Many customers choose to order a head gate with neck extender if neck stability is necessary.

Real Tuff was honored when Storey Publishing approached us to feature our cattle head gate in Temple Grandin’s Guide to Working with Farm Animals book.

Contact us with questions.