National Stockyard Systems New Owners

Continuing the tradition since 2005.

From 2021 the new owners of National Stockyards Systems are continuing to design, manufacture and supply Australia’s most awarded range of Livestock Handling Equipment.

All products are 100% manufactured at our Rutherford NSW factories using Australian Made Steel.
Simon Burrell - National Stockyard Systems

Simon Burrell

Director - National Stockyards Pty Ltd
Sales & Marketing

Tel: 02 4932 1363   Mobile: 0425 257 865

Simon grew up on the family beef property running 400 breeders. After attending Orange Ag College Simon went contract farming in the Moree district before returning home.

“I enjoy client interaction, experiencing the diversity of our customer operations and seeing first-hand the seasonal changes and differing land types across Eastern Australia.”

Nathan Ellicott - National Stockyard Systems

Nathan Ellicott

Sales & Production Control

Tel: 02 4932 1363   Mobile: 0431 163 770

Nathan grew up working on the family lucerne farm. He has done mustering and stock work on properties in regional NSW.

“I worked for National Stockyard Systems Pty Ltd for 11 years as manufacturing and operations manager. I look forward to continuing this role and designing new products.”

Adrian Guthrie Hunter Valley Cattle Crushes Pty Ltd

Adrian Guthrie

Director - Hunter Valley Cattle Crushes Pty Ltd

Adrian has been building cattle crushes and associated products for over 10 years. Firstly for Gerald Hicks. National Stockyard Systems Pty Ltd purchased Gerald’s operation in 2014 Adrian transferred with the purchase. 

“I can’t wait to see what we can do in the next few years.”

Adrian Guthrie Hunter Valley Cattle Crushes Pty Ltd

Ben Beard

Director - Hunter Valley Cattle Crushes Pty Ltd

Ben grew up in Woodstock and like Adrian learnt his craft working for Gerald Hicks and then for National Stockyard Systems Pty Ltd.

“I am passionate about providing a quality product using 100% Australian steel.”

Arthur James National Stockyard Systems

Arthur James


Mobile: 0429 605 442

Arthur grew up on the family farm and spent weekends on a farm in Merriwa, after leaving school Arthur worked on properties in the Moree District.

“I like working at National Stockyards. It puts me back on the land which is my passion. I enjoy seeing different parts of Australia, and, meeting all types of people with similar interests to me.”

The Experienced Field Day Sales Team

Ken Burkinshaw

Field day sales

“Amaroo” Lockhart
 Mobile: 0427 557 025

“We needed 2 sets of yards. I did my homework very carefully before deciding on National Stockyard Systems. After purchasing the yards Murray approached me and asked if I was able to assist with sales at some Field Days.

I don’t see it as selling but it is a pleasure to have interaction with a great team of people and demonstrating products I believe in.”

Mark Clifton


“Kia-Ora” Gunnedah
Mobile: 0458 432 318

Mark is a 5th generation grazier. Mark grew up on the family farm at Muswellbrook. Mark and Tina operate 2 farms in the Gunnedah area running sheep and cattle. Mark also has a side line earthmoving business. Mark and Tina are keen horse people and are greatly involved in the local community.

“We purchased a complete set of yards in 2006 and we really enjoy processing our cattle through the yards”.

Dyan Wade Hunter Valley Cattle Crushes Pty Ltd

Dylan Wade

Field day sales

“Ellavale” Dungog
Mobile: 0408 624 489

Dylan grew up on the family farm at Dungog. Dylan runs his own cattle enterprises, competes in many dog trials and is heavily involved in the local community.

”“It is a pleasure to communicate with so many different people. Everybody has a different operation and a different story to tell. I learn a lot from them and I enjoy using my knowledge to assist in making their stock work easier.

Mission Statement

“To develop, manufacture and market a range of stock handling equipment that optimises value for clients through increased stock flow and minimal stress for operator and stock.

Natural stock behaviour will dictate product design and client value will be maximised via cost / safe stock throughput parameter ratios.

National Stockyard Systems does not seek to provide a solution for every requirement, but does seek to provide a product that offers superior value and performance in chosen fields”.

All products are 100% manufactured at our Rutherford NSW factories using Australian Made Steel.

National Stockyard Systems: Australia’s best Stockyards: Designed by stockmen for stockhandlers.
Call the National Stockyard Systems team on 02 4932 1363 for a quote and assistance in choosing your next stock yards.

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