About Us
  ...and some of the National Stockyard Systems team.


"To develop, manufacture and market a range of stock handling equipment that optimises value for clients through increased stock flow and minimal stress for operator and stock.

Natural stock behaviour will dictate product design and client value will be maximised via cost / safe stock throughput parameter ratios.

National Stockyard Systems does not seek to provide a solution for every requirement, but does seek to provide a product that offers superior value and performance in chosen fields".

Managing Director - National Stockyard Systems
Tel: 02 4932 1363     Mobile: 0425 315 913

"The aim of this website is to assist clients to make an informed decision, to make your stock work easier with less stress on your stock and improve your overall bottom line.

DEBORAH SCHAEFER, "The Lea" Nelsons Plains NSW

Sales & Administration - Mobile 0410 590 076

Many of our customers have dealt with Deborah over the years with her having been an integral part of our Field Day sales team since the company started in 2005. From August 2011 she has also been available to assist customers in our office since leaving her corporate job in Sydney to work with the company full time. Deborah's practical experience and knowledge in cattle and horses was initially gained from growing up and assisting with her family's farming operations at Attunga, Biniguy and Sandy Hollow.

"From personal experience I understand the importance of safe handling equipment that is easy to use by all members of the family. The unique patented features of our equipment, together with the functionally designed plans, streamline the working of cattle so that working in the cattleyards is something to look forward to."

ALLAN GRAY, "Grandale" Geurie NSW

"I was a neighbour of Murray Schaefer for 10 years at Manilla. The rugged terrain of his 5000 acres of leased country called for good horses and dogs.
He contact managed another 8000 acres for absentee Sydney owners and ran a contract fencing and yard building business on the side. He built numerous sets of yards and well over 500 km of fencing on many Northern NSW properties.
Murray was an outstanding horseman and had an excellent team of dogs and was widely regarded as one of the district's best stockmen.
When he joined Metalcorp Steel in the early 90's we lost a good neighbour but it is very gratifying to see him back in the Agricultural Industry supplying what I think are the best valued and practical yards on the market today".

GERALD HICKS, Bucca Road, Nana Glen NSW

Crush Designer

The NSS crushes are designed by Gerald Hicks who is directly responsible for many of the innovations that have improved stock handling equipment world wide over the past 25 years.
Gerald grew up on the typical family farm in Western Australia and relocated to Guyra in the early 1980's.
He was one of the foundation partners of Ruddweigh Australia in 1980 and designed the Ruddweigh scales and crushes.
In 1990 Gerald founded Carinya Products, designing and manufacturing the full range of Carinya crushes. Metalcorp Steel purchased Carinya Products in 1994 and retained Gerald as manager until he "retired" in 2003. |
Gerald had owned and operated his own property since leaving the family farm. He has an inherent understanding of stock management.
Gerald has been designing and building the innovative range of National Stockyard Systems crushes since 2005.
Gerald has now retired, but will continue to play an active role in future product developments and innovations. NSS crushes are now built in Rutherford.

  Simon Burrell "Ti-Tree" Mirannie
Sales & Delivery - Mobile: 0429 605 442

Simon grew up on the family beef property running 400 breeders. After attending Orange Ag College, Simon went contract farming in the Moree district before returning home.

"I enjoy client interaction, experiencing the diversity of our customer operations and seeing first hand seasonal changes and differing land types across Eastern Australia."

  KEN BURKINSHAW, “Amaroo” Lockhart
Tel: 02 6928 2258

“We needed 2 sets of yards. I did my homework very carefully before deciding on National Stockyard Systems. After purchasing the yards Murray approached me and asked if I was able to assist with sales at some Field Days.

I don’t see it as selling but it is a pleasure to have interaction with a great team of people and demonstrating products I believe in”.


DYLAN WADE "Ellavale" Dungog
Sales - Mobile: 008 624 489

Dylan grew up on the family farm at Dugog. Dylan runs his own cattle enterprises, competes in many dog trials, and is heavily involved in the local community.

“It is a pleasure to communicate with so many different people. Everybody has a different operation and a different story to tell. I learn a lot from them and I enjoy using my knowledge to assist in making their stock work easier.

National Stockyard Systems: Australia's best Stockyards: Designed by stockmen for stockhandlers.
Call Murray Schaefer on 0425 315 913 for a quote!
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