Stripping Chutes for Timed Events

The timed event stripping chutes are designed to safely hold a calf or steer that has just performed. While in the stripping chute a handler will remove any rigging such as ropes or horn wraps before releasing the calf/steer into a holding pen or return alley. A wide variety of configurations are possible. The design of the stripping chute may vary with:

  • the purposes of the arena
  • the size of the stock going through the chute
  • the amount of control the owners of the arena require
  • available budget

Arena’s that will host rough stock as well as timed events may require 6’ high panels along the interior perimeter of the arena. If larger steers are being used you may have more success getting the stock into the stripping chute with the larger opening created with the 32” alley spreader with rolling door. If there is a paid audience waiting to see the action then you may want a team of handlers tending to more than one stripping chutes to ensure your event runs efficiency. The funding you have available may also have an impact on the options you select.