Collaboration came easy to the Riverbend and MJE teams – with a shared vision and good communication throughout. In order to make processing cattle easier for both the cattle and the cowboys, MJE installed a new concrete Bud Tub. With a 360˚ circular design that is a cross between a traditional tub & snake alley and a Bud Box, this state-of-the-art design combines the best of both worlds. The tub is also painted all white to avoid shadows, increase light reflection, and can easily be power washed. Throughout the length of the tub are ‘No-Back’ guards, ensuring the cattle continue to move in a forward direction that makes processing easier.
The Bud Tub wasn’t the only unique feature of the Riverbend expansion project. In order to allow the cattle to graze the irrigated circles on the property, gap pens were added to easily capture and move cattle from one area to another. The winning combination of ingenuity and design makes this project a showpiece for both MJE and NextGen Cattle Co, where our priorities are always happy, healthy cows, and safe, effective cattle handling.