ONEWAY GATE AND V CHUTE SOLID FENCE TYPICAL

GRANDIN LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS

For use on feedlots and ranches where a variety of large cattle and calves are handled. The V shape prevents the cattle from turning around. Do NOT use the V chute at slaughter plants or in dairies. For slaughter plants use a chute with straight sides spaced 30 in. (76 cm) apart. The oneway gate design can also be used in a chute with straight sides. Build a square oneway gate. For slaughter plants the chute fence should be 5'6"(170 cm) to 6'(183 cm) high.

Note:

  1. If the walkway is more than 24 in.(61 cm) off the ground, a handrail must be installed for worker safety.
  2. Oneway gates should be installed at least two body lengths up the single file racebeyond the crowd pen. Installing a oneway gate too close to the crowd pen may stop cattle movement through the facility.

    A oneway gate located at the junction between the single file chute and the crowd pen should be located at least one body length up the single file chute. Equipping the gate with a remote control rope that can be operated from the crowd pen will facilitate cattle entry. If cattle are kept calm most oneway gates can be tied open except for one located near the squeeze chute. This prevents the leader from backing out. Dangling chain ends must not hang in the chute.