On the 16th of November DEFRA announced two productivity-boosting grants worth £27m under the Farming Investment Fund. Here’s a summary of what you need to know about the Farming Equipment and Technology Fund (FETF).
IAE Chieftain Squeeze Crush
The Chieftain Squeeze Cattle Crush features a manually operated scissor action yoke with easy entry yoke bars which retract fully into the sides of the crush. The yoke aperture is adjustable either when open or when the animal is yoked.
- LENGTH - 2740mm
- BASE LENGTH - 2560mm
- WIDTH - 838mm
- INTERNAL WIDTH - 738 - 260mm
- HEIGHT - 1900mm
The Chieftain manual yoke is great for any type of cattle, catering for more variety in herd size more quickly and easily than an ‘automatic’ or self-closing yoke due to the nature of the manual catching action and quick adjustment.
Chieftain yoke you have the ability to adjust the yoke aperture whilst in the engaged or closed position. This means that you can easily have different sized animals within the same herd run through the race and crush.
A manual scissor action yoke, such as the Chieftain yoke, retracts the yoke bars out of the animals line of sight which is a major encouragement for the animal to calmly enter the yoke in the correct position and be restrained.
A manual lever operation at a comfortable height for most people is how the Chieftain yoke is activated and put into the closed or locked position.
Vertical yoke arms reduce the risk of choking if the animal collapses, whilst the new detachable height restriction bar, with variable height settings greatly reduces any instances of cattle trapping their legs in the yokes pivot position.
The Chieftain yoke has a set of gates around the yoke area, encapsulating the the animal, so that they can’t simply walk through and exit the crush until the operator is ready.