BLACKFOOT — A family-owned business demonstrated a breakthrough innovation in cattle handling at the Eastern Idaho State Fair last week. The Arrowquip Q-Catch 86 series squeeze chute is engineered so well that it is possible for a single person to care for an entire herd.
“I have never handled beef-cattle equipment before now,” said Mont Howard, owner of Howard Equipment and Supply in Shelley. “I’ve handled mostly supplies for dairies. In June of 2017 I started selling this line and learned there are more local beef operations out there than I ever imagined. These chutes have sold very well.”