3 in 1 Calving Gate
3 in 1 Calving Gate Feathers
- Easily stall the animal in safe position for calving
- Calving gate also acts as dividing pen gate
- 10ft and 12ft lengths available as standard.
- Spring-loaded neck pipe for width adjustment or quick release
- Can be operated from both sides
- Heavy duty design
- Hot dip galvanised
Hugh MacEneaney, Teagasc Dairy Adviser, Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny
“Good facilities allow farmers to expand production and incomes and add to the asset value of the farm. They also lead to a better quality of life for the farm family by reducing the workload and the drudgery. In many cases, particularly on dairy farms, buildings pay for themselves over a 7-10 year period. This is especially true when capital grant and tax savings are available.”
An important requirement is quick release of the headgate at the top and bottom. You also want minimum size of tubing so that the gate can withstand the push of a big animal. One vet recently explained to the Irish Farmers Journal what he likes in a gate.
“The head gate must be quick-release. A cow will choke in minutes and it can be very hard to get a big, heavy cow back standing up,” he said. “I prefer to have the calving gate positioned against another gate, not against a wall. That’s for easier operation of a calving jack.