The Ron Booth Circular Processor
“One of the best parts of the business is that I get to spend some time with some really good operators. One of these good operators is Ron and Lorraine Booth from Wandoan. Qld. After Farm Fest about 5 years ago Ron and Lorraine invited Deb and I to have a look over their place and design their second set of yards that they have since purchased from us. Ron showed us one his old timber yards that he built in the 1970’s. In it was a wooden processor that Ron used for drafting and back lining”.
Because of the tight circle cattle cannot get a run up, so it is ideal for completely safe drafting and very quick back lining. Both operations are done standing on the raised central platform. Handles control the drafting gates. If animal is missed in the draft or the operator needs more time for a decision it goes around again and joins other cattle entering.
The circular processor can be linked with an air operated yard. Thus the one toggle or button controller can operate this as well as a complete air race, crush, and draft.
Cattle Drafting Options
- Drafting cattle is now more frequently required due to changes such as tighter feeder weights, cell grazing, early weaning and overall improved management practices.
- NSS has developed a series of drafters that allow 1 person drafting.
- In addition to traditional pound or yard drafting we have a number of products specifically designed to enhance your drafting.