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Alligator Mobile Sheep Handling
- Mobile Sheep Handling - The Alligator Way
- Makes handling sheep, faster and easier
- Made from aluminium
- Light and easy to transport, it can even be comfortably towed by a quad.
- Additional equipment options
- Reducing flock movements
- Watch a video of set-up, use and take-down
- Price shown is a starting price only
Mobile Sheep Handling - The Alligator Way
Would you like to make handling sheep, faster and easier? Many shepherds across the UK are discovering the benefits of mobile systems, whether they have livestock at several farms or simply because their existing handling system is no longer up to scratch and they want the flexibility offered by a mobile system.
The Alligator Mobile Sheep Handling System from Cox Agri is made from aluminium, making it light and easy to transport, it can even be comfortably towed by a quad. A chain of the profiled hurdles can be pulled into position to create your holding pen, straight from the trailer, making it possible to set up a complete system from scratch in just 10 to 15 minutes. Additional equipment options such as built in electronic weighing, foot rot baths and shearing pen walls increase the flexibility of the system.
One Alligator buyer commented ‘Take the pens to the sheep, not the sheep to the pens, that’s the way to do it’. Reducing flock movements saves time and money, improves biosecurity, reduces livestock stress and in many cases movement paperwork. Each system is custom designed and assembled by Alligator specialist, Chris Byrne. Chris commented ‘We have sold Alligator systems to farms with flocks from as few as 30 sheep to as many as 3000; there is an Alligator to suit every enterprise because each system is individually designed to meet your needs.’
‘Many farmers now require electronic weighing equipment to evaluate each animal’s progress when handled, ICONIX precision weighing equipment can be incorporated into an Alligator system very easily, the ICONIX weigh tray fits snugly into the trailer’s 10ft race’, explained Chris, this reduces the need to transport additional weighing equipment as well as your handling system.
If you are interested in Alligator, watch a video of set-up, use and take-down and for more information contact your local Wynnstay branch.
Prices for larger system are available on request. Please remember all systems are tailored to your requirements and these are suggestions to get you started.