1. Myth: Footing isn’t a concern in the chute

FACT: Minimize stress and safety concerns with non-slip footing. Your chute should be located in an area with good drainage. Adding a non-slip footing and updating it periodically will ensure safety. (Tennessee Extension).

2. Myth: I can’t stop cattle from kneeling or pulling backwards

FACT: Design features include a brisket bar that will keep cattle standing up, and bars to keep them from pulling back. (Arkansas Extension).

3. Myth: Overhead restrainers aren’t needed in a chute

FACT: A restrainer located at 60 inches above the chute can keep cattle from rearing up or turning around. Adjustable restrainers are available. (Oklahoma Extension).

4. Myth: Engines in hydraulic chutes can be located on top of the chute

FACT: Busted - watch out! Placing the engine above your chute can spook cattle and make them chute shy.

5. Myth: Cattle don’t walk through manual chutes, they always run

FACT: Through engineering with animal science practices we manufacture manual chutes that encourage cattle to walk through, minimizing risk of injury to handlers and employees. These practices at Arrowquip include: 

  1. Remove pressure points;
  2. Ensure cattle have a clear line of site through the chute; and
  3. Reduce noise. Quiet chutes will help keep cattle more relaxed.

MYTHBUSTERS PART 3 - HEAD GATES & ACCESS MYTHBUSTERS PART 1 - SAFETY & DESIGN