300 Series - Chutes and Handling
About Our Single-Operator Working Chutes and Handling Equipment
Yes, we have sheep and we know from experience what works and what doesn’t. Our chute systems are designed to be operated efficiently and easily by one person all from one side. The Solid Panels and Drop-Top Panels have smooth, rounded corners. The drop-top panels are ideal for worming and vaccinating because they fold down enough for you to reach over them. Our Stop Gates are good at stopping sheep and goats because they slide in and out. The animals can see the Stop Gate moving across the chute and stop them, unlike gates that operate by dropping the gate down, which they cannot see, and end up hitting them on top of their heads. When the Stop Gates are closed, they have a low profile outside of the chute. Our Sorting Gates maintain a full 18” wide clearance – wide enough even for big pregnant ewes or does. You’ll enjoy working your sheep with Ketcham’s equipment.
We use durable 1-1/4” square, 14 gauge tubing on 10 ft. panels and 1″ square on 8 ft. panels and 16-gauge sheets, so animals can’t see out and this helps with moving the sheep through the chute. Drop rods are included in our equipment prices. We’ll give enough rods to set up your entire order. Chute system components are priced individually or they are available in three basic packages (see pages 12 & 13). Note: Traditional Chute System Solid Panels and Drop-Top Panels are 10ft. long, and our “Red Lite” Solid Panels and Drop-Top Panels are 8 ft. long. Mix and match any of our Circle Pen Packages with any Chute System Package, add a Tilt Table Package, and even add some of our Panels for the ultimate set-up for your operation. Our Chute Systems can save a lot of time and money!
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