Head Gates offer safety to you and the animal your working on. There are several different head gates available today. The manual head gate puts the control of closing the head gate in your hands. You manually have to close the headgate when the animal runs through. A manual headgate requires some strength to close and can be very tiresome if repeated while working a large number of cattle. The self-catching head gate close automatically when the animal runs through. This cuts down on the amount of time the animal is in the head gate and eliminates the amount of work involved with closing the manual head gate. LivestockShed.com carries the full line of Sioux Steel and Powder River livestock equipment head gates and stanchions.