and why.... Not all cattle yards are created equal! The following
list of things to avoid is worth considering when comparing
cattle yard manufacturers and the features of different cattle
yards on the market.
Lack of manways
Lack of cross-over
Hidden extra costs
re: ground pins etc.
claims with regard to holding/working capacities
(some capacities claimed must relate
to drought stricken miniature cattle breeds).
Gates that hinge
on the outside perimeter of the yards.
Gates hinged on the outside of the yards result
in poor stock flow and unnecessary walking for the operator.
Bent gate frame. Our center joining system lug
prevents this from happening.
Bad corners in yards that have to be blocked off,
caused in part by the gate hinging the wrong way (because the
gate will only swing 90 degrees).
Bruise or cut points as stock pass. Under
pressure this farm gate will bend and render the slam catch
useless. Also gate can fly straight past the keeper..
This is as far as this gate will open. This
results in gates broken off their hinges due to the massive
fulcrum effect if a beast hits or backs into a gate.
Slam catch pin does not roll back. Also easily
opened by a tail bone, horn or nose due to no protective plate.
This gate only opens around 100 degrees both
Cattle will not load easily up the ramp due to
the V shaped race.
A common hinging and latching system. The double acting
hinge which allows the gate to swing 360 degrees can
suck back and leave a big gap between the post and the
A drop bolt catch can be a rib catcher and is slow to
Note the gaps between the panels or gates (is easy to
break a leg if a leg comes down between panels).
And these pins will rattle.