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Headgates play an important role in many cattle operations for sorting, preparing for slaughter, breeding, and some veterinary procedures. Thus, a durable, reliable, and easy to use headgate can play a major factor in your cattle operation’s long-term success.

Here at D-S Livestock Equipment, we are proud to offer three different styles of Matador cattle headgate. Each has been created from strong materials meant to stand the tests of time and rigors associated with managing large animals.

Our Traditional Self Catch Headgate is well known throughout the cattle industry. It can be operated from either side. The opening adjusts from 5 to 12-inches and opens as far as 28-inches for ease of release.

The V Style Manual Headgate is reversible and can also be operated from either side. It adjusts at the bottom from 5 to 12-inches and the top can open to 30-inches. The unit is designed to bolt easily in place with metal panels or wooden posts.

Our Spinlock Self Catch Headgate is our most technologically advanced unit. It can also be operated manually or it is controlled from the rear of the chute by a pulley and cable system. As the animal passes through the opening in the headgate, the spinlock system then goes from lockup set positions to close and locked in a fraction of a second. This can be especially helpful if you are dealing with a wild, unbroken, or stressed animal.

If you need a high-quality headgate for your cattle operation you should call 800-949-9997 to speak to a representative at D-S Livestock Handling Equipment.