Maximise milking speed and operating efficiency with the Cowcare Challenger Backing Gate.  This gate is designed for large collecting yards handling large numbers of cows, and is an ideal choice for round the clock milking operations.

The Cowcare Challenger Backing Gate is custom built to your collecting yard requirements, and can vary in width up to 20 metres.  Both gantry and gate are manufactured entirely from steel and are hot-dip galvanised for maximum service life.

Suitable for Scraper attachment for both solid or slatted floors.

Key Features-

  • Reduced labour – single operator
  • Remote operation
  • Automated travel – adjustable speed
  • Cow friendly
  • Built to order
  • Robust design

The gate is controlled by means of a simple, robust hand-sized control unit which can be suspended in the pit. Local controls are also mounted on the gate so that the operator has complete control when loading the cows into the yard.

The Challenger Backing Gate is simple to operate and moves in a programmed manner, swinging upward and over the waiting cows before moving to the starting point in the collection yard. The gate then lowers into the operational position ready to usher the next batch of cows into the parlour. The starting point can be determined by the operator using the hand control unit . A smooth round hock-bar on the gate is used to urge the cows forward into the milking parlour as required. A siren sounds whenever the gate is in motion. This ensures safe operation and in addition, cows quickly learn to respond to the sound and react by edging forward towards the parlour before the gate begins to move. Experience shows that cows are fully trained to the High Lift Gate within 2 – 3 weeks of operation.


  • Reduced labour – single operator
  • Reduced milking times due to improved cow throughput.
  • Reduced stress levels of both animals and operator
  • Safer working enviroment