11 February 2000

Yoked heads keep horns safe &sure

TREATING aggressive horned animals in a crush can be a dangerous procedure without the use of effective clamping equipment.

To make the task safer and easier, Lincs-based Ritchie Farm Equipment has developed a cattle crush which features a purpose-built scissors yoke for holding the head of horned animals. The result is claimed to lessen the risk of injury to both man and beast.

Adjustable to hold both young and mature stock, the Scissors Yoke Crate crush includes a galvanised finish, aluminium treadplate floor and ratchet-type rump bar.

The crush offers full width side doors and a rear gate that opens to either left or right to provide complete access. Price is £1189 (01307-462271).