The sternum bar stops livestock from kneeling when they are in the head gate which is very helpful for a broad range of procedures such as semen testing, AI and Preg checking.
The sternum bar can be removed in seconds by simply removing the two hinge pins that secure the bar to the floor brackets.
When you first receive your sternum bar you will need to bolt the floor brackets to the squeeze chute floor. All Hi-Hog chutes built after 2016 include pre-drilled mounting holes
For the safety of your livestock Hi-Hog’s sternum bar:
- Is gently sloped on the entry end of the bar
- Does not extend through the head gate on the exit end of the bar
- Item Number 1554
- Item Weight 28 Lbs.
- Overall Length 40 7/8"
- Height above chute floor 18”
NOTE: If you are adding this to a chute built prior to 2016 you will need to drill four 9/16" dia. holes through the floor of your existing Hi-Hog chute to secure the floor mounted brackets (new chutes come with these holes pre-drilled).