Calving with Portable Corrals

Spring is quickly approaching and that means spring calving season is almost here. In the United States, specifically the Midwest, most of the beef cows are calved in the spring (March-April). The health of the new calves will be vital for the success of the herd. Linn Post & Pipe carries the proper equipment needed to create sturdy calving pens, creating a smooth calving season.

Portable Corrals as Calving Pens

Linn Post and Pipe has two portable corral options that work great as calving pens. These are the Bulldog Portable Corral and the Wrangler Portable Corral. Both of these corrals make calving, as well as loading, sorting and working your cattle easier, faster and safer. These corrals aren’t just built for calving, but to also be used throughout the year in a variety of situations.

Features of Both Portable Corrals

The Bulldog and the Wrangler both feature an easy-to-use hydraulic lift system to raise and lower the corral with ease. This eliminates the need to lift panels, wind cables, or crank jacks to put the system in place. Both corrals have three size options and are easy to fold out. For ease of moving, the portable corrals are set on solid panel tires and also use a solar battery charger. Both corrals can add additional panels to make gathering larger numbers of cattle easier. The large bow gate feature of each corral creates the perfect two-pen setup. This makes catching, sorting and loading out cattle easier whether in the pasture or on stalks. The multitude of options result in an endless number of quick-and-easy pen setups, including a calving pen, that can be customized for every situation.

Choosing the Right Portable Corral

Though both portable corrals are perfect for use as calving pens, it’s important to choose the one that will meet your ranch’s needs outside of calving season. This allows you to get the most bang for your buck. Here are a few of the differences between the Bulldog and Wrangler Portable Corrals:

The Bulldog

The Bulldog Portable Corral can hold from forty to sixty head of cattle. It offers a smaller, more affordable portable corral, ideal for every cattle rancher’s budget. It’s perfect to be used as a stand-alone or in tandem with any other portable corrals. It comes with 14’ long panels and the mainframe is sixteen feet long. The Bulldog Portable Corral adds capacity and pen options, including a calving pen, to any operation. The corral also features a removable tongue hitch as well as the ability to haul portable panels of your own.

The Wrangler

The Wrangler Portable Corral can hold from 80 up to 250 head of cattle. It not only allows you to catch and sort cattle with ease but also lets you work the cattle as they’re caught. The Wrangler features built-in working gates and palpation door and adjustable alley. It comes with 20’ long panels. Each corral comes stock with working lights and is legal trailer width for traveling on highways. Optional equipment includes headgate, spare tire, LED Overhead Light Kit, and a rear tow hitch for a pulling ATV/UTV trailer or portable chute/load out.

Endless Pen Options

Because there’s the option of adding different styles of head gates and optional add-ons, there are endless possibilities. As well as serving as a portable calving pen, these corrals can also serve as a working pen to doctor the new calves and the rest of the herd. Headgate options also make these corrals more versatile than the competition. They’re built tough to provide you with many years of reliable service. Ultimately, Linn Post & Pipe’s portable corrals used as calving pens can save you time and save stress on your animals. Providing quality resources to save you time and energy has been the mission of Linn Post and Pipe since 1974.