The hook shown above makes it easier for a person to restrain and process a calf at the same time. Designed by Ron Scherbring, of Scherbrings Heifer Hotel in Minnesota City, Minn., the 28-inch, aluminum calf hooks are available commercially for $45 apiece. If interested, contact Scherbring at (507) 689-2498 or e-mail him at: rscherbr@hbci.com

Tim Gramms, of Hancock, Minn., modified this calf hook to make it longer. But, you don’t have to be good at welding to get the same result. The person who makes the hooks, Ron Scherbring, says he can provide hooks that are longer — or shorter —  than the conventional 28-inch model.