Working with cattle in a chute with no head restraints can be dangerous or even deadly to veterinarians or farm employees. Dee Griffin, DVM, MS, Great Plains Veterinary Educational Center, Clay Center, Neb., demonstrates an quick and easy rope halter that can fashioned chute side and used to restrain an animal’s head.

 This feedlot halter uses a “feedlot safety rope”, approximately 15 feet of a soft 1/2 or 5/8-inch nylon rope. Griffin says this rope also serves as a foot pick-up rope for feet examinations.