For larger producers, where through put
is paramount may require a separate calf race and force.
Swing gates with slam catches are
preferential to slide gates, especially at the front of the
race where it will open against the cradle
The calf race is adjustable width to
a maximum of 450m and the width can be adjusted on property
to suit individual requirements. (400mm or 16" is the
(Many producers are utilising a
squeeze crush and mark calves standing up. This practice is
very effective as it is a one-person operation and only
requires a small increase in skill to mark a calf standing
up utilising a National Stockyard Systems squeeze crush.)
Standard calf race height is 1400mm with 6
rails and a gap of 147mm between the main rails.
gate maintains calf flow and is extremely quick to engage to
hold the next calf ready for the cradle. New improved anti-back swing gate (not
pictured) now available!
Depicted is "Bullock 5 Rail" main working
race with calf race on the outside. The outside of the working
race has an extra rail so that the gaps on each side of the calf
race are 147mm and 145mm in the middle four rail gaps.
Note: National Stockyard Systems supply an extra rail
on both sides of the calf race to minimise calves putting
heads between the rails. (This eliminates the need for rubber
belt to be added).
On most yards on the market the calf race and force is
often an add-on and calf-handling efficiency is
compromised as a result. National Stockyard Systems
sometimes alter plans slightly to accommodate an
efficient calf marking area without sacrificing
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Call Murray Schaefer on 0425 315 913 for a quote!