This Bud Box Corral System is designed to handle up to 100 head of cattle and includes a working alley that leads to an AI/Palpation cage attached to a Model S04 Squeeze Chute. A “no-back” Alley Stop is also included and can be easily adjusted to prevent cattle from backing out of the alley. This system is constructed from our number one selling cattle panel, the Premier Panel. The attractive and durable Architectural Grade Powder Coat Finish with UV inhibitors will add years of life to your investment by helping your panels resist rust, scratches and fading. Priefert’s AI/Palpation Cage provides operators safe and easy access to the rear of the cow for pregnancy checking or artificial insemination. The Model S04 Squeeze Chute is Priefert’s number one selling squeeze chute of all time and features the Model 91 Headgate that works in manual or automatic mode.
The concept for the Bud Box corral design was developed by Bud Williams of Bowie, TX as the result of many years of cattle handling experience and the acceptance of two instinctive cattle behaviors: when blocked, cattle want to return to where they came from, and cattle prefer to go around something from which they feel pressure. Mr. William’s accepted methods for Effective Stockmanship in moving cattle have gained notable recognition and widespread acceptance over the last several years. By learning these techniques and learning to “read” cattle to utilize their natural tendencies, livestock producers can save time, labor, and money. Moving cattle through this type of simplistic, economical set of pens can be accomplished with moderate experience and a little practice. Stock owners who use these low stress working environments have seen measurable results for their efforts, including great effectiveness of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.
In this system, small sets of cattle are moved into increasingly smaller pens. Once they enter the smallest box, they are moved past the opening to the working alley and into a “dead end.” When the cattle reach this “dead end,” they will want to return to their entry point. It is imperative that the handler has closed the gate on this pen and moves past the alley entrance toward the cattle. Now, as the cattle go around the operator, toward the gate they originally entered, they will find the opening to the working alley and enter single file. It is important to work the herd in small groups, only bringing in the number of cattle that the working alley will hold. This will greatly improve the flow of the cattle.
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