Farmers who raise cattle don't do it just for the money. They have a love and respect for the animals and the simple way of life. Part of raising cattle involves getting very close to them, which every farmer knows, can be dangerous. After all, any animal that outweighs you by several hundred, or even a thousand pounds can bring harm to you very quickly. With cattle chutes and accessories, you can handle the cattle while keeping them and YOU safe. They are either automatic or manually operated. Farmers need to put cattle in chutes for many reasons. Cattle chutes are used during banding, vaccinations, the application of ear tags, and pregnancy testing. For those farmers who raise show cows, cattle chutes are used to wash and brush the cattle. Getting the cattle into the chute can be difficult without the right accessories, as you just can't push these animals around. Cattle chute accessories such as sweep tubs, panels, gates, and alleys help to guide the cattle into the chutes. Once the cattle are in the chutes, handling them becomes manageable. Using a combination of various cattle chutes and accessories, animals can be organized in a way that affords the most efficiency and safety.