Taurus Auto Drafting Crush

The beating heart of cattle management.

The Taurus Auto Draft System takes cattle handling to a new level. This system is capable of handling large numbers of cattle quickly, safely, and with minimal operator input. It can be set up to draft out of the crush or by utilising the drafting gates in front of the crush

Indepth on the Taurus Auto Drafting Cattle Crush

The beating heart of cattle management. The Taurus Auto Draft System takes cattle handling to a new level. Watch now as Josh Garton talks Indepth over the features, opertation and configurations of the Taurus Auto Drafting Crush range.

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Radio Remote Control

The radio remote control is a compact design with large buttons for easy operation. The remote controls up to 6 functions including the two drafting gates, race sliding gates, crush sliding gate, parallel squeeze and headbail. The remote also allows you to switch from Auto to Manual control at any stage. The remote is ideal for catching cattle in the headbail with full proportional control.

Split Sliding Gate in the race

The addition of an extra sliding gate in the race, situated one animal length back from the cattle crush, helps cattle flow and throughput. The radio remote control allows the operator to open and close the gate to control the flow of stock without having to be there. The addition of a race sliding gate improves the overall throughput of the Taurus HD3 Auto Drafting Crush.

eRail Dual Gate EID Reader

The patented Te Pari eRail ‘dual gate’ system is an EID antenna that is integrated into the 3 piece crush side gate system. The eRail system provides a large read field ensuring all stock are read accurately, even those moving quickly or with their head down low. As the antenna is actually part of the steel gate, it is extremely robust and there are no visual or functional restrictions that can be caused by retrofitted panel readers.

Manual Operation of the Headbail & Sliding Gate

No power no problem - the headbail and sliding gate can be operated manually as the Handler is supplied with the headbail handle. Simply disconnect the air line and you are in business with manual operation. This is handy in a power outage or if you only need to attend to a single animal as this can be done without turning on the compressor.

Control Console

The control panel at the rear of the crush is standard on all Taurus Crushes. This control panel allows you to mount your weigh scale at an ideal height. A lockable cover fits to the front of the control panel keeping the weigh scale and control units out of the weather and secured from theft. Also included in the control panel is a storage tray for your tools, tags and belongings, and a cupboard where the air regulators, EID reader control units, battery and the like are conveniently stored out of the way. The buttons control each function of the crush in addition to the remote control

Rubber floor

They are quieter and handling cattle quietly has many benefits, including improved weight gain and greater safety for operators. Having a rubber floor provides a more natural surface for cattle to stand on and they are also easy to clean and disinfect if required. Finally a rubber floor helps prevent slips which can cause the animal to panic and allows your stock to walk with confidence. Thats why a rubber floor is standard on all models of Te Pari Cattle Crushes

Over Coming Adversity with the Taurus Auto Drafter

It was an “absolute freak accident, the quad bike flipped over me… bounced on me… and broke my spine.”

Listen to Martin Peddle tell his story about how a quad bike accident has changed the way he runs his farms. Using the Taurus HD3 Cattle Auto Drafter, Martin can work his stock through his Te Pari Steel Cattle Yards and sort them all from his wheelchair.

Click Here to watch Martins video on his accident and how he has overcome the unthinkable.

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The Taurus Range

The Taurus Auto Drafting Cattle Crush is available in two configurations.

Crush with 3 Way Draft Module (most popular option): 

This configuration is called ‘inline drafting’ The cattle leave the crush and are directed out drafting gates in front. This configuration is very safe and efficient to use as it provides a faster sequence time. 

Draft out of Crush: 

This configuration uses the side gates of the Cattle Crush as the drafting gates. Pneumatic rams open and close the side gates automatically. This suits situations that have limited length. The yard design for this set up needs to consider operator safety as the cattle could exit into the working area.

3 or 5 Way Drafting

The Crush with Draft Module option can be configured with either 3 or 5 way direction drafting out the front of the crush.

4 Reasons to own a Taurus Auto Drafting Cattle Crush



The Taurus HD3 Crush system can help with labour efficiency by reducing staff requirements in the yards. This also minimizes human contact which reduces stock stress. Operator efficiency is increased, and staff skills are maximized, potentially reducing management costs. Drafting decisions can be made in the office prior to bringing cattle into the yards.



Identification is also made easier with accurate automatic reading of individual animal ID tags that can be read through mud, water and flesh. This assists in identifying low performing animals as well as the best performing farms and paddocks.


Stock Management

When used in conjunction with weigh scales and an EID reader the Taurus HD3 Crush system helps with stock management by automatically identifying animals for drafting based on weight, or other criteria such as treatments, sex, breeding info and farm location. Through enhanced stock monitoring, audits, better animal management and recorded data, the system has the ability to detect animal health issues quickly and efficiently which ultimately assists in maximizing farm profit and stock turnover.


Financial Benefits

Many livestock producers have proved that using EID readers in conjunction with an automatic drafting machine can provide significant financial benefit. The investment for an Taurus HD3 Crush system on a per animal basis is small compared to the potential to realise more productivity from your operation.

Experience Cattle Drafting in VR

Watch as the team at The Wolds Station below Mt Cook in NZ, weigh and auto draft their cattle through the Taurus HD3 Cattle Crush.

Tip: Click on the video and then on 360 icon in the top left hand corner of the video and use the arrows have a look around the yards.

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Is Auto-Drafting worth the investment?

With an Auto-Drafting Crush you will process your cattle quicker and as a result will weigh more often. With a cycle time of aprox 10 seconds per animal it is realistic to weigh 300 head per hour with very little operator intervention. If you consider the cost of labour the ROI on a Auto-Drafting Cattle crush is very good. Plus you will weigh more often because it is so easy to do. This helps you manage your herd better and improve your on farm returns.

Looking for dimensions?

Download the sizing spec sheets of the Taurus Range of Auto Drafting Cattle Crushes

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The Te Pari Handbook contains over 90 pages of details and specifications on the entire Te Pari range.