Item Number: Calving Headgate #110

Hi-Hog’s reliable and efficient self-catch calving Headgate stanchion lets the animal catch itself so you can use your time to work the animal (rather than the head gate).

This Headgate is included on Hi-Hog's #1130 Calving Enclosure and #125 Calving / Trimming Chute.


Self-Catch Calving Headgate

Simple, reliable, safe and efficient self-catch Headgate.

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The Calving Headgate is a simplified version of Hi-Hog's highly-regarded self-catch squeeze chute headgate. The core mechanics remain the same so you can quickly set, catch and release your livestock.

The #110 Calving Headgate now comes with a dual position Handle.

It is recommended to have the Handle kept in the straight position when used on the #1130 Calving Enclosure, other wise when opening the Headgate forward the hand will interfere with the front frame and side access gate.


A handle for the control of a calving headgate

#110 Calving Headgate Handle Set For #1130 Calving Enclosure

The curved handle position is recommended when used on the #125 Calving / Trimming Chute, except if a panel is connected directly off the side of the frame connectors.

a handle for opening and closing a calving headgate

#110 Calving Headgate Handle in Curved Position For #125 Calving Chute

Ease of Operation
Before you begin working your animals, you will want to set the neck opening on the stanchions for the size of cattle you will be handling. Quick adjust plungers on the top and bottom of the head gate make it possible to adjust the calving head gate opening on the fly (no tools required). The available stanchion openings are 5” to 10.5” in width.


Cattle Handling Equipment - Calving Trimming Chute Head Gate

Limiter chain (shown in red) set for self-catch

The self-catch position is quickly and easily set with the simple limiter chain (shown in red for clarity). Simply push the headgate inward to the opening width that you wish, then draw the limiter chain in behind the headgate doors and latch the chain securely in the slotted key-lock bracket.

When you’re ready to release your animal from the calving headgate, simply push the release handle in the direction your animals want to go. 

  • If your animal is pushing on the headgate, push the handle forward and your animal will push the headgate open to the full width of the chute.
  • If your animal is pulling on the headgate, then you release the limiter chain and push the release handle towards the back of the chute. The headgate will swing fully into the chute, providing your animal with an unobstructed exit (as long as your approach alley does not interfere with the headgate swing).

If you’re installing the Calving Headgate, be aware that the bottom fasteners run vertically while the top fasteners run horizontally. The fasteners are on 36” centers.

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  • All primary pivot points come with grease fittings
  • All fittings are greased at the factory with premium arctic grade lubricant
  • This headgate uses the same heavy duty timing chains as on our parallel axis squeeze chute.

Quality Construction

  • Heavy Duty construction
  • Polyester powder coat paint finish
  • High visibility, high grip handles

Low Stress design for the safety and comfort of your livestock

The foundation of all of Hi-Hog’s livestock equipment designs begin by ensuring the comfort and safety of your livestock. Livestock that are calm can be worked more efficiently and with less risk to both your animals and those working the cattle handling equipment. Animals that can be worked calmly have also been shown to return to feed faster resulting in better weight gains and less risk of injury or illness. These measures put money back in your pocket.

Here are some of the steps we have taken to protect and calm your livestock:

A headgate that can be used for capturing cattle.


  • The headgate opens in or out, to the full width of the head gate frame. Because it opens to the full width of the chute, you minimize the risk of hip-lock and provide your livestock with a clear, non-threatening, passage through the headgate
  • The stanchion narrows above 48” but remain parallel below this height. The parallel stanchions remove the risk of choking if the animal goes down in the chute.

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Built in safety features

The bottleneck in the stanchion prevents your livestock from throwing their heads up into the headgate latching mechanism. Additionally, the stanchions also include two safety guards just above the bottle neck. These guards protect the locking plates from being accidentally released by a horn.
Self-Catch Headgate for Calving/Trimming Chute or Calving Enclosure

  • Item Number: 110
  • Item Weight: 248 Lbs
  • Outside Height: 77"
  • Inside Height (Clear): 68”
  • Outside Width including Handles: 50”
  • Outside Width of Headgate Frame Only: 39”
  • Centers on Mounting Bolts: 36”
  • Stanchion Inside Width Adjustments: 5” to 10.5”

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Alternate Terms:

  • Head Gate: head bail, yoke, stanchion
  • Self-catch: self-locking, auto-catch