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Calf-Catcher Mounts On ATV
You can safely grab up a newborn calf from the seat of an ATV without worrying about mama cows. VH Mfg. says it makes working baby calves safer and easier than ever before.
  The Calf Catcher is a mobile, 4 by 6 by 5-ft. high catch pen with spring-loaded gates. The operator pulls up to a calf, opening the gates with a rope. Once the calf is in the pen, a foot pedal on the operatorís platform releases the gates to close and latch.
  Initially designed for standard ATVís, extended hitches are available for use with larger 4 by 4 and 6 by 6 UTVís. The Calf Catcher attaches to the front and rear of the ATV with two-wheeled support on the far side.
  A third wheel is available as part of a towing package. When not in use, it hangs on the rear of the pen. For towing, the wheel slips on the ATV side of the pen and the rear hitch rotates into a tow position.
  VH Mfg. also makes a sling for transporting calves. The sling can be used as part of a weighing option. A lift arm makes it easy to place a calf in the sling for either weighing or transport.
  The Calf Catcher ranges in price from $1,870 for standard wheelbase ATVís under 60 in. long to $1,880 for UTVís with wheelbases greater than 77 in. The sling option is $62, while the weighing system is priced at $188.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, VH Mfg., Inc., 204 Westview Dr., Rock Valley, Iowa 51247 (ph 888 765-9846; sales@polytin.com; www.calfid.com).

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2012 - Volume #36, Issue #4