ODEL Crush Gate
Semi-Auto Crush Gate: A fixed cattle crush is an essential feature in any farmyard to handle animals safely. ODEL cattle crushes offer customers a simple adaptable crush system, with a top of the range crush gate. With hinged or fixed crush panels and a range of accessories, we’ll design your cattle crush to suit your needs. Our experienced technical team is available to answer any queries you may have or to give you practical advice in designing your ideal crush.
On a single-sided crush, we use a z plate width adjuster to maintain the crush width at 720mm wide, this is not needed for a double-sided crush.
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.”
Good handling facilities
Good handling facilities are essential. Routine handling is necessary for dosing, vaccination, condition scoring, herd testing, etc. An efficient carefully planned handling unit will:
- Reduce labour requirements
- Improve working conditions
- Reduce the risk of injury to both stock and the farmer
Handling facilities in or adjacent to buildings make control of effluent and slurry much easier by making cleaning easier and minimising the rainwater falling on soiled areas. A satisfactory layout should include:
- collecting pen
- forcing pen
- race or chute
- holding/dispersal pen
For more on our Crush setup and penning