Realistic yard working capacities are quoted for all our stockyards. Generally capacities and total holding numbers are based on area requirements to handle and work 400kg cattle.

Cows and calves will required double this area.

A circular yard with the same perimeter has a greater surface area than a square or rectangle yard (and stock flow better)

  Holding Yards Forcing Yards
100 - 300 kg 1.3M2 0.6M2
300 - 500 kg 1.4M2 1.0M2
Over 500 kg 1.6M2 1.2M2
Cows & Calves 2.2M2 2.2M2
  • Holding capacities quoted are for around 400kg dry cattle.
  • Cows and calves should never be tightly forced or in the race together
The central pound allows for one person drafting and transfer of stock anywhere through the yards.
When utilising the pound for drafting the slam pin is rolled back so the pin does not protrude. The stop prevents the gates having to be latched every time an animal is drafted. One person can draft 4 separate ways with a 6 sided pound (5 gates, 1 panel) and 7 separate ways with an 8 sided pound.

A 6-sided pound of 2.6 meter gates has a diameter of 5.2 meters. This is comfortable for one person drafting. A 7 sided pound has a diameter of 5.4 meters utilising 2.3 meter gates and an 8-sided pound has a 6 meter diameter utilising 2.3 meter gates. Panels larger than this result in the handler losing control over their cattle.

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