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Item Number: U-Alley Parts

The curved U-Alley was developed by Hi-Hog to take advantage of several natural livestock behaviors. The result is an alley that cattle enter and flow through with less hesitation and less stress.

Hi-Hog Adjustable U-Alley for efficient low stress cattle handling

Adjustable U-Alley

Hi-Hog Adjustable U-Alley for working cattle

Modular U-alley Components

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Hi-Hog’s livestock equipment delivers greater efficiency through better design. Like the S-Alley, the U-Alley was developed by Hi-Hog to take advantage of the instinctive herding behavior of cattle to create a cattle handling alley that flows faster and with less effort.

This compact system is most often used where physical space is limited. For best operation, we recommend the U-Alley is set on a level surface.

  • Each U-Alley section covers a portion of a curve with an inside diameter of approximately 19'-5" (9'-8.5" radius)
  • The interior width of the U-Alley can be adjusted from 18” to 32”
Add adjustable U-Alley sections to increase the length and angle of your alley

U-Alley length and angle options

 


Each U-alley section covers 45º and has an inside center alley length of approximately 9’ (items 1402 + 1401)

The 9-foot U-Alley lengths can be combined to create a wide range of U-Alley lengths. You may choose to adjust the length of your U-Alley to accommodate a specific number of cattle or if you need your cattle squeeze chute to be facing in a particular direction.

  • The curved panels on the outside of the U-alley are 66" high
  • The curved panels on the inside of the U-Alley are 60" high

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Each of the adjustable U-Alley spreaders are available with or without rolling doors. When including an interior spreader with rolling door be sure to include a walkway transition (item 275) to ensure there are no gaps in your elevated walkway.

Pin the curved inside panels directly to the U-Alley spreaders. The curved outside panels are hung on a track with custom contoured wheels. This allows both the width and length of the outside of the alley to change in one easy motion.

The diameter of the U-Alley curve is large enough to allow your lead animal to see well up the working alley to encourage your animal to continue moving forward.

U-Alley installed so livestock can see well into the working alley

Good sight lines encourage better animal flow

As your lead animal continues forward the remaining animals, driven by their herding instincts, will follow in behind your lead animal.

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Working a U-Alley

The handler should walk in the opposite direction that they want their livestock to travel. This movement through the animals flight zone will trigger the natural behavior of the livestock to move forward.  

How to handle livestock in a curved U-Alley

Working the Point of Balance


Optional Items

Optional elevated walkways can be hung on the inside curve of the U-Alley.

  • 45° walkway, item 1403

Optional Alley Stop, item 170

U-Alley Parts

Item # Description Weight (lbs)
1401 9' U-Alley Hanging Section 162
190 10' S-Alley A1 Section 197
1402 7'-6" U-Alley A1 Section 140
1403 7'-6" A1 Walkway 78
275 Walkway Transition 9.5
1420 Adjustable U-Alley Spreader - Right Hand 275
1410 Adjustable U-Alley Spreader - Interior 185
1430 Adjustable U-Alley Spreader - Left Hand 275
1427 Adjustable U-Alley Spreader with Rolling Door - Right Hand 338
1416 Adjustable U-Alley Spreader with Rolling Door - Interior 431
1437 Adjustable U-Alley Spreader with Rolling Door - Left Hand 338
170 Adjustable Alley Stop 45

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Combining the U-Alley with Hi-Hog's other adjustable alley options

The U-Alley can be combined with Hi-Hog’s other adjustable alley offerings to create a custom handling system that meets your individual needs. To combine the U-Alley with Hi-Hog's other adjustable alleys you will need to use Hi-Hog's adjustable transition spreaders (see combination alleys).

Alternate terms:

Working Alley: Cattle Race, cattle run, cattle chute,
Cattle Handling: Animal Husbandry
Cattle Squeeze: Cattle Crush
Calf Alley: Calf race
Calf Table: Tipping Table, Calf Cradle