Laurel Gilbertson, NE
For me, it’s all about safety. With my calf catcher, at 73 years, I have no fear of any cow, and that is mighty important to me and my family. It is safe, and a much easier way to deal with the new borns and their protective mothers.
It is quiet, allowing me to go through the cows virtually unnoticed when getting ready to catch a calf. Importantly, the mother cows do not get near as excited as when I used to work new borns the old way. Cows, babies and myself are all far better off because of it.
Last spring, I paired out all 80 pairs to new pastures after processing their calves, and every cow without exception followed the catcher with their calf standing inside the holder.
There is not a piece of equipment on the place that can equal the value of my calf catcher. I could not, and would not be in business without it!”