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Cattle Sorting Alley

Cattle Sorting Gates | Livestock Handling

Sort or Draft Any Way You Like

4 models available:
One-Way Sort 45°| One-Way Sort 90°| Two-Way Sort 45°/45°| NEW Cattle Draft Module with Base Sorting Alley

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Product Code: OWSA

Arrowquip’s Cattle Sorting Alleys are designed to suit any operation with a variety of models that can divert cattle in up to three directions. The versatility of the Cattle Sorting Alleys allows you to sort cattle in two ways: within the alley system and after the chute. Post-Chute Drafting is now possible by placing the Draft Module after the chute. Unlike manually separating livestock in a pen, running cattle through a system to draft is a safer and faster way to send cattle into different yards. The Post-Chute Cattle Draft Module is designed to allow you to control the Cattle Sorting Alley with one hand and the Head Gate with the other to regulate the flow of cattle. The gates on both sides of the Draft Module provide enough space to access the head of the animal and allow you to pass through the system with ease. 

The Cattle Sorting Alleys are designed to with high 4’ sheeting to eliminate distractions and keep stress levels to a minimum during this high-pressure situation. Spring-loaded doors attached to a pulley system allow you to quickly change directions without causing any pauses in the flow. 

With a variety of models and combinations you can choose from, the possibilities are endless for creating a configuration that best suits your operation’s needs. If you need assistance in finding the right solution for your ranch, give our Product Specialists a call and we will be happy help you! 

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  • Cattle Sorting Alley 45/0 Open | Cattle Equipment

    Model: One-Way Sort 45°

    Weight: 457 lbs.

    Dimensions: 60” Wide x 82” High x 54” Long

    The One-Way Sort 45° is used to divert cattle off to one side. The 45° angle provides a slight change in direction, allowing for minimum disruption to flow.

  • Cattle Sorting Alley 90/0 Open | Cattle Equipment

    Model: One-Way Sort 90°

    Weight: 521 lbs.

    Dimensions: 67” Wide x 82” High x 54” Long

    The One-Way Sort 90° is used to maximize the space available in a ranch operation.

  • Cattle Sorting Alley 45/45 Open | Cattle Equipment

    Model: Two-Way Sort 45°/45°

    Weight: 577 lbs.

    Dimensions: 87” Wide x 82” High x 54” Long

    The Two-Way Sort 45° is used to divert cattle off to either the left or righthand side of the main alley. The 45° angle provides a slight change in direction, allowing for minimum disruption to flow.

  • Cattle drafting and sorting gate

    Model: NEW Cattle Draft Module with Base Sorting Alley

    Weight: 536 lbs.

    Dimensions: 34” Wide x 82” High x 83” Long

    Adding the Post-Chute Cattle Draft Module after the chute allows you to easily send cattle into different pens. Designed to work with the Q-Catch® 86 Series cattle chute, the Draft Module allows a solo rancher to operate the draft with one hand and control the head gate with the other to regulate flow. For easy access to the cow and passing through the system, the Cattle Draft Module features side gates that swing open to a full 180°.

Cattle Sorting Alley 45/45 Open | Cattle Equipment
  • Many Configuration Options

    If you can't find the right solution for your operation's needs, contact one of our Product Specialists by giving us a call, and we'll work with you to find the right solution for your ranch.

  • Spring-Loaded Sorting

    Arrowquip's Cattle Sorting Alleys feature spring-loaded doors and pulley ropes to simplify the process of sorting. With an easy tug of a rope, you can guide cattle into your desired direction.

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Cattle drafting and sorting gate

Pre-Chute Sorting

Pre-chute sorting is used to divert cattle in multiple directions within an alley system. With the Cattle Sorting Alleys, you can easily create a comprehensive system that leads to different exits such as a chute, loading ramp, or yard. In case a cow that does not need to be worked through the chute enters the system, the Cattle Sorting Alley provides an easy way for it to exit the line without disrupting flow.

Post-Chute Cattle Drafting

Post-chute cattle drafting is a much safer way to sort a mixed group of cattle into separate areas because it does not require you to be in the pen with them. Using the Sorting Alley together with the Cattle Access Gates allows you to manage the flow of livestock easily by running them through an open system and into the Post-Chute Draft Module. This method keeps cattle stress levels to a minimum, while saving time and effort.

Post-Chute Cattle Drafting - Sorting Cattle the Safer Way

Cattle Sorting Alley Construction | Cattle Equipment
  • 4’ Sheeted Sides

    Sorting is a high pressure point in your cattle handling system. For this reason, Arrowquip Cattle Sorting Alleys feature 4’ sheet metal, limiting the ability of cattle to see the operator and making for an easier sorting process.

  • Left or Right-Handed Operation

    Cattle Sorting Alleys can be configured for operation from the left or right-hand side using the same pieces – whatever works best for your operation.

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Cattle Sorting Alley Specifications

Cattle Sorting Alley CAD Drawing | Cattle Equipment
  • Spring-loaded doors
  • Pulley system allows for easy diversion
  • Can be configured for left or right-handed operation using the same pieces
  • 4’ sheeted sides to eliminate distractions
  • 14-gauge steel sheeting
  • Can be used to sort or divert in up to three directions
  • Built with powder-coated steel and high-quality materials for long-term use and durability
  • Draft Module and Base Sorting Alley allow for Post-Chute Drafting
  • Unlimited possibilities to create a cattle sorting configuration that suits the needs of your operation

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