Safety Zone Calf Catchers, LLC
For those owners of an all-terrain vehicle or utility vehicle that have cattle, elk or even bison, the Safety Zone Calf Catcher attachment makes processing calves safer and much easier. The calf catcher, made by Safety Zone Calf Catchers, LLC, Dannebrog, Nebraska, is an all-welded steel cage that mounts with ball hitches on the front and back. With the front gate locked open, the driver approaches the calf and captures it in the 4' wide by 5' high cage that is either 6 ½' long (ATV) or 9 ½' long (UTV), depending on the unit, by shutting the spring-loaded gate. Next, the producer enters the protective cage through the open side by stepping from the ATV or UTV and moves the calf to the rear holding area where the calf can be secured for processing while being protected from the mother cow. When finished, the operator safely standing inside the cage, releases the calf out of the back to its mother. The catcher also works well for older sick calves that need to be treated or transported. Many cattleman realize additional benefits when pairing out as the cow follows the catcher with the calf restrained at the rear of the unit. The firm offers a digital scale unit to enable accurate and easy weighing of newborn calves while standing on a platform located in the calf holder. Cow calf producers are encouraged to watch the calf catcher in action at www.safetyzonecalfcathcers.com. For questions or to place orders, call (877)505-0914. The catcher units are sold throughout the US, Canada and Australia.
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If you own an ATV or UTV and have cattle, Safety Zone Calf Catchers has an attachment to make working with young calves safer and easier with no extra labor.
"Safety is the number one goal of our well-designed and time-tested catchers," says Dan Leo, president of the firm. "The traditional way to tag and process calves can be dangerous and often takes more than one person to do the job. With our calf catcher it's easier on the producer, the cow and the calf. One person, who can operate an ATV or UTV, can safely work calves."
The calf catcher is a all-welded, durably constructed steel cage that mounts with ball hitches on the front and back. It works well in all types of terrains and conditions. With the front gate locked open, the driver approaches the calf and captures it in the 4' wide by 5' high cage that is either 6 ½' long (ATV) or 9 ½' long (UTV), depending on the unit, by shutting the spring-loaded gate. The producer enters the pen through the open side by stepping from the ATV or UTV and moves the calf to the rear holding area where he can tag, vaccinate, weigh and even band the babies while protected from the mother cow. When finished the producer, from the inside of the cage, releases the calf out the back to its mother.
"Traditionally, producers have to get to the calves early after birth otherwise it can be difficult to catch and even hang on to them, and then it can require two or more people depending on the behavior of the mother cow while the processing takes place," Leo notes. "With our calf catcher unit, one person can catch calves, even if they are a week or older when they have plenty of run in them. Another benefit is the calf holder located at the back of the catcher. It not only secures the calf for processing, but works very well for pairing out, as the cow can see and smell her baby and will then easily follow to another pasture or calving barn in inclement weather."
The catchers fit both ATV and UTV models. Another option a waterproof, digital scale that is especially useful to seedstock producers. The company primarily sells directly to cattlemen but welcomes dealership inquiries.
"Built in both Nebraska and South Dakota plants, the calf catcher is designed to last for generations," Leo adds. The calf catcher units have been sold throughout the US, Canada and Australia.
To see it in action, check out the video on the company's website at www.safetyzonecalfcatchers.com.
For more information contact: Safety Zone Calf Catchers, LLC, 1146 7th Ave, Dannebrog, Neb. 68831 For questions or to place orders, call (877)505-0914.
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