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  National Stockyard Systems are industry leaders in Stockyard Design, and stand by our mottos of "Australia's Best Stockyards" and "Stockyards designed by stockmen for stockhandlers".

We hold multiple patents and registered designs over many of our cattle yard features, as well as being multi award winners at the AgQuip Inventors competition. All yards are designed for ease of use with minimal stress on your cattle and other stock.

The following information provides an overview of just some of the reasons why National Stockyard Systems yards are superior by design.




Lead up yard have rounded backs to encourage stock flow. No working yard corner is under 90 degrees.

Manways are wide enough to prevent an animal being caught by the hips if accidentally left open or they can be used to file stock through if required and are standard on most plans, not optional extras.

Race entrance has one side parallel to the race preventing two animals jamming and then both turning back Generally the outside animal will go forward.

Good operator access around headrail.

Gates fold back 180 behind stock and through 100

Yards get smaller as stock approach race. Shorter panels are used in pressure areas

The longer panels in holding yards balance the yards and offer better value for money.

Wide entrance gates are standard on larger yards

Two way draft out of the crush

A repeated comment from clients is that the yards are bigger than they look on paper.

Outside yards can be enlarged easily.
An extra 2 or 3 panels makes quite a difference to holding capacity.

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The gate folds right back 180 behind stock flow. This prevents cattle, especially calves getting caught behind the gate. The gate can then be swung shut from any position.
The gate will still go through over 100 in case stock needs to be brought back against the normal stock flow direction.

     Chris Thomas, Gloucester

"I am extremely happy with the yards. They are brilliant and easy to use. Also replacing the panel with a gate at the head of the race means we can quickly get our cattle out for the race after backlining etc. without them rattling through the crush.



Note the double catch utilized when replacing panels with gates on the outside of the race. These gates make it easy to get an animal out that goes down, and cattle can easily exit the race without having to go through the crush.
Concreting Posts In.
The symmetrical joining system allows for easily locating concrete holes for permanent yards. Long straight runs need posts to be concreted into the ground.

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National Stockyard Systems: Australia's best Stockyards: Designed by stockmen for stockhandlers.
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