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Anyone try a calf cage that mounts on a 4 wheeler or side by side? looking at one from here https://safetyzonecalfcatchers.com/

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we have one called a ranchand. very similar to that one. good for catching newborns and moving / tagging them. for anything over 12 hours old...... well they have to be pretty sick!!!!


From a safety standpoint they are awesome.


In daylight most cows will follow the calf in there really well. at night not so much. they bang and clang pretty loud and the cow cant see the calf in the dark.

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I bought one for our side by side 2 years ago and itís worth every penny. It has made tagging much more safe and you can take your time working with the calf. I tag them everyday so catching them isnít much of a problem but after a few days, it gets a bit tougher.

Iíve got a few neighbors who have also bought catchers and I havenít heard of anyone regretting spending money on one.
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we have one called a ranchand. very similar to that one. good for catching newborns and moving / tagging them. for anything over 12 hours old...... well they have to be pretty sick!!!!


From a safety standpoint they are awesome.


In daylight most cows will follow the calf in there really well. at night not so much. they bang and clang pretty loud and the cow cant see the calf in the dark.
Looks pretty similar...what do you mean by sick, too speedy to catch easily with it?

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I bought one for our side by side 2 years ago and it’s worth every penny. It has made tagging much more safe and you can take your time working with the calf. I tag them everyday so catching them isn’t much of a problem but after a few days, it gets a bit tougher.

I’ve got a few neighbors who have also bought catchers and I haven’t heard of anyone regretting spending money on one.
So again too speedy to catch with it or ?
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yeah once they get mobile and running around ... I worry that if I am going to fast trying to catch calf and it vears in front of the bike I might run it over! and anyhow they can run circles around the unit once they are few days old. So if there is some older sick calves to catch they have to have gotten pretty dopey.


but wouldn't be without it now! especially for moving calves up to the barn.
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