This Bud Box Corral System is designed to handle up to 160 head of cattle and features a two alley system. One is a working alley that leads to an AI/Palpation cage attached to a Model S04 Squeeze Chute, while the second alley is designed to be used as a “load out” alley. Also included are sliding Alley Gates to serve as blocking gates for cattle and “no-back” Alley Stops that can be easily adjusted to prevent cattle from backing out of the alleys. 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. 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 from one of five holding pens, down a central alley and into the small “Bud Box” that contains the entrances to both alleys. As the cattle enter the “Bud Box,” they move past the alley openings to a “dead end.” When the cattle reach this “dead end,” they will instinctively want to return to their entry point. It’s imperative that the handler close the gate on the Bud Box and open the desired alley gate, before moving past the alley entrance toward the cattle. As the cattle go around the operator, toward the gate they originally entered, they will find the opening to the alley and enter single file. It is important to work the herd in small groups, only bringing in the number of cattle that the alley will hold.
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