Upon entering the squeeze chute, cattle often duck their heads toward the ground just as the headgate closes. Preg checking or processing an animal caught in this head-down position is difficult, and sometimes the headgate applies undue pressure to the animal's neck, requiring it to be released. John Gordon, Cascade, Mont., designed and built a device that helps chute operators catch animals in the proper, upright position. When cattle try to duck down, contact with the anvil-like block caused them to stand back up. The device has a narrow profile and does not impede the animal's movement through the chute. Mr. Gordon has built several of the devices for friends and neighbors.