Uses multiple different animal and cylinder sensors that enables the chute to read speed, positioning and animal behaviors throughout the process of catching cattle.
Headgate fits the shape of the animal and closes forward with the motion of the cattle preventing an abrupt hard stop.
Square headgate’s closing mechanism forces an abrupt stop of the cattle as well as a sharp blow to a portion of the shoulder that has been known to get trimmed on the kill floor due to old bruising.
The Angled headgate makes it possible to pull the doors back away from the animal’s head to encourage forward movement when exiting the chute.
Other chutes leave the doors in the animals field of view causing the animal to back up in the chute before exiting.
With a large injection site subcutaneous shots can be given safely and easily. The 15″ neck injection area and 4″ area ahead of the gate give plenty of room for injection placement.
Some offer smaller windows or openings in the wrong area of the neck making it harder on the operators.
For safety of the cattle and processors, the angle of our headgate extensions help hold the cattle’s head from moving up and down as well as from side to side. Implants and ear tags are safe and easy to apply.
Proper conforming headgates don’t need an extra hydraulic attachment to immobilize the head for processing, which also adds to the cost of the chute.
The angled headgate conforms to the shoulders of the cattle to allow the contact made from impact to be dispersed over a wider area thus preventing bruised shoulders and preserving the chuck cutouts at kill time. Note that 36% of bruising is in the shoulder area.
Cattle tend to run fast while entering the chute to escape thus causing bruising of the shoulders (Chuck area), since only a small portion of the shoulder takes the full brunt of the impact.
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Our smallest chute is made of 3/16″ tubing. Our medium duty chute is 1/4″ frame using 2 1/2″ square tubing and 10 ga sheeting.
Our deluxe heavy duty is 1/4″ frame using 3″ square tubing and 3/16″ sheeting.
People comment on how things used to be made so much stronger way-back-when, and now-a-days everything is disposable, not true for Brute Cattle Equipment.
Some chute manufacturers have started reducing the metal thickness of their rectangle tube frame. 1/8″ frame material is becoming more standard on other chutes, our lightest is 3/16″ frame. Our medium duty chute has 1/4″ frame which is used on most others super heavy duty chutes.
With a quiet operation and smooth, less painful stop at the headgate, the cattle remain calm so processing of each head can start immediately.
Keeping the cattle calm prevents post-processing performance issues.
Due to abrupt stoppage at the headgate, the cattle become stressed which take longer to settle down for processing as well as can affect their overall performance for many days afterwards.
According to Beef processors, bruising can cost as much as $1,000 per thousand head in trimmings on the carcass. 36% of carcass bruising is found in the front shoulder region of the carcass.
Bruising and injuries lead to poor cattle performance in feed yards. According to cattle handling experts, many cattle sustain shoulder and neck injuries when they hit the head gate. Perpendicular gates of the old style chutes create sudden stopping and causes excess trauma leading to this kind of bruising. Our angular design conforms better and catches more safely to help reduce bruising and put money back in your pocket!
It truly does conform better!
Take a look for yourself, it just makes sense. With carcass value rising with the introduction and popularity of new cuts and better utilization of all parts of the animal including the front shoulders, you need to protect this valuable part of the carcass with a chute that truly conforms to the animal. Put money back in your pocket with BRUTE STEALTH!
The design of the Brute Stealth chutes came from the drawing table to conception with a lot of hours put into study and design. The idea of an angled designed head gate was thought up after talking to veterinarians, kill plant managers, and producers. It just did not make sense why all chutes were made into a square box when the cattle we raise are not square. After studying different weights of cattle, we settled on an angle that is most conforming from mid range to heavy weight cattle. We felt this is when most of the bruising happens and causes the most impact on cattle profitability. According to studies, 36% of bruising that happens to beef cattle occurs in the front shoulder region. With more and more cuts of beef becoming popular from this region, we felt it was past due for change to help increase overall carcass value and less trimming at kill time.
With the angular design, we are able to, for the first time, put more surface area of the door onto the shoulders of the animal to dissipate the force of impact when the animal is being caught. This dissipation of force across a larger area helps reduce the trauma which causes bruising and lameness. According to veterinarians, there is often a misdiagnosis of sick animals days after processing due to bruised front quarters. Animals that are sluggish in the morning that don’t get to the bunks right away are often times pulled and treated with a vaccine. When in fact they are sore and stiff from processing and not sick from a virus. This is a waste of cowboy and processing time not to mention waste of expensive vaccines.
When looking at side to side comparisons of the “old style” processing chutes to the Brute Stealth chute, one can notice both visually and audibly that there is a difference in how the cattle are being caught. This also leads to a calmer animal that will respond better and produce better as well. Another benefit of the new design is when the cattle are exiting the chute. In “old style” chutes, often times we see the cattle back up into the chute which causes an increase in stress when trying to get the animal out of the chute. The angular design allows for the head gate doors to be pulled back away from the animal’s field of vision. This gives the animal a sense of being already out of the chute and it will leave in a forward motion calmer and more safely by not jumping away from the chute. This will lead to faster processing time and a savings in man hours.
Pair the Brute Stealth chute with a double wedged alley facility and you will see processing times that will blow your mind. With faster processing times and less stress on the cattle, you will be putting money in your pocket instead of leaving money on the table. This all while keeping the operator safe and out of harm’s way. The tub allows the operator to stay outside of the cattle while using their natural tendencies to move in a circle away from pressure. Human interaction in a bud box can lead to safety issues with wild animals and adds additional stress to the animal leading to loss in performance. Our tub and double alley takes little training to properly use effectively. We spend extra time to create the best flows out of our tub that allow cattle to work themselves into the double wedge alley or load out alley. Tubs that are designed with improper 90 degree exits lead to slower processing times and adds more stress on cattle. Brute Cattle Equipment can custom design facilities to meet your individual needs and space available.