Cattle yards design, materials and construction

FutureBeef - Queensland Government

Type: PDF
Knowledge level: Introductory

Farm Table says:

Some great advice on cattle behaviour and how plan yards accordingly. Useful for any newcomer looking to work cattle in yards. Includes 21 cattle yard plans and a useful glossary.

This is the third edition of this Queensland document which was first published in 1986. The 74 page document includes:

  • Workers safety in yards
  • Animal behaviour and welfare
  • Yard operations
  • Yard location
  • Yard protection
  • Materials and construction
  • Cattle behaviour and planning hints
  • Gates and gateways
  • Yards within yards
  • Drafting
  • Forcing pens
  • Races
  • Race gates
  • Veterinary crushes
  • Head bails
  • Loading ramps
  • Calf races
  • Plunge dip
  • Cattle scales
  • Artificial breeding facilities
  • Portable yards
  • Yard plans
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