Forcing Pens FAQ
- Can I switch the working side after I’ve ordered it? +
Yes, the working side on your forcing pen can be switched at any time. Find the instructions here.
- What are the differences between the BudFlow® and Forcing Pen? +
How the BudFlow® Works:
- Cattle enter the BudFlow® System from the front and walk towards the back of the 270° pen, as the gate is closed behind them.
- Cattle see the sweep gate as a wall, and turn back to return to where they entered naturally.
- Because the gate is closed, cattle see the opening to the race and think it is where they entered from.
- Cattle move into the race with no force.
How a Forcing Pen works:
- Cattle enter the force pen at the back and walk towards the front.
- The handler uses the sweep gate to encourage cattle into the race.
Ultimately, the biggest difference between the BudFlow® and a standard Forcing Pen is that the BudFlow® works with animal science to enhance the flow of cattle through your handling system.
- Can I run cattle in from the back gate on the BudFlow® forcing pen? +
It is not recommended to run cattle through the back gate on the BudFlow® forcing pen, as it goes against the natural cattle behaviors the pen is designed to work with.