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.

Head Gate Helper Option:

Real Tuff proudly announces our newest addition to our equipment, the Headgate Helper.  The Headgate Helper allows you to close your headgate from the back of the chute.  When you have a docile cow or a cow that enters the chute multiple occasions over a period of time, they may push the headgate forward but not quite latch it.  The back handle of the this helper fits right into the bracket of your Real Tuff Squeeze chute.  The front of the helper attaches to the front beam and works like a “T” to shut the headgate.  This saves time and frustration.  The headgate helper will shut the headgate even when the headgate is completely open.  It’s called a headgate “helper” and it truly is a tremendous help for closing the headgate!

Contact us with questions.