have rounded backs to encourage stock flow. No working yard
corner is under 90 degrees.
between force and inside of working race
Working Race and
V Race entrance has one side parallel to the race preventing 2
sheep jamming and then both turning back. Generally the outside
sheep will go forward and the inside one will follow. The
entrance to the working race is off set so as not to cause a
Gates fold right back 180 degrees
and through 100 degrees. Gates
are hinged to minimise operator walking and maximise sheep flow.
Gates cross over where needed for stock transfer.
Yards get smaller as sheep approach race.
The longer panels used in outside yards balance the yards, and
offer better value for money.
Wide entrance gates are standard on large yards.
The yards go together like a meccano set, thus gates can be
added and positions altered.
3 Way draft out of the working and V race.
Sheep in main
exit yard are visible to sheep entering V Race which assists
Attwood Diamond in many plans
makes correcting drafting mistakes easy.
Race dividing gate is standard on longer races to minimise
smothering of weaners and woolly hoggets.
Force yard gets
bigger as the race increases in length. Forces are designed to
hold 1/2 races meaning that the force only has to be filled
every second race fill.
An often repeated
comment from clients is that the yards are bigger than they
appear on paper.
cater for sheep running anti-clockwise. Dogs and operators work
the outside of the race. Most people are right handed and this
is why standard flow is anti-clockwise (hands are not crossed
over when drenching or mouthing etc) however the yards can be
mirror reversed if required.