Cattle Yards

Cattle Yards

World-leading animal and operator central design principles for greater efficiency and safety.

Systems, Plans & Ramps

Smart, efficient galvanised steel yard systems taking pride of place on high producing farms across the country. You may wonder what the advantages are of these yards over more traditional timber options.

The fact is, farmers turning to Te Pari steel yards are catching on to the extreme range of benefits for them and their livestock. Safety, ease of use and adaptability are key when it comes to building cattle yards.

Customer Testimonial

Customer Testimonial

“When we received the yards in October of 2021, I was blown away with the quality of the product. The catwalks, the pneumatic system that’s on here and the EID, those things are just great, we haven’t had those in the past and beginning now to work with them on a regular basis they just make life in the coral so much easier and efficient. I feel this yard is very safe because you don’t have to be in the same pen as the cattle if you choose not to.” Dan Dalfino, Texas

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Entry

Wide entry gates for easy entry to yards

Return

Cattle return from where they enter for easier herding

Drafting

Wide range of drafting options

Race Flow

Curved race with sheeting to encourage steady flow.

Flow

Curved pens aid cattle flow and are safer to work

Safety

Cattle free zones for operator protection

Loading

Race holds one truck pen for steady, safer loading

See the yards through the animals eyes

Te Pari yards harness natural cattle behaviour for better safety.

Understand Cattle Behavior

Understand Cattle Behavior

Understand Cattle Behavior

Understand Cattle Behavior

Cattle Flow

Cattle have a natural tendency to circle their handler, so Te Pari designs circular yards to allow cattle to flow much better. Research shows circular yards can be up to 30% more efficient than square or rectangular yards thus allowing a much higher throughput of cattle.

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Cattle-free Zone and Access Gates

Many Te Pari yard designs include a ‘cattle-free’ working area which provides the operator a safe and secure area to work and store supplies. Personnel access gates are included in many designs and are vital to allow the operator to exit a pen quickly and easily without the need to climb over fences.

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Catwalk on the inside of the alley

A catwalk on the inside of the curved handling alley is another feature that Te Pari likes to use when designing yards. This reduces the walking distance when working cattle, and also makes it easier to move up and down the alley without stirring up the cattle.

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Curved Alley and Force Pen

The curved narrow alley encourages animals to move to the front of the yard, and a circular forcing gate lets you reduce the size of the forcing pen as cattle enter, eliminating the need to climb into the pen which is a huge safety benefit.

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Tax Deductible

Construction of a Te Pari steel yard is likely to be a tax deductible expense in the year that it occurs. Be sure to check with your accountant or seek professional advice.

Quick To Install

Investing in a Te Pari steel yard will allow you to get straight back to the real work of farming with minimal distraction. Installation only takes 1-5 days depending on the size of the yard and the amount of groundwork that needs to be done. Te Pari offers a turnkey solution when it comes to building your yards. From start to finish, Te Pari can supervise the process to keep downtime to a minimum.

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Less Manpower Needed

One person is all you need to operate a Te Pari steel yard. Curved narrow alley encourages animals to move to the front of the yard and a circular forcing gate lets you reduce the size of the forcing pen as cattle enter, eliminating the need to climb into the pen – a huge safety benefit.

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Virtually Maintenance-Free

It is ultra-quick to install, you can get straight back to the real work, with stronger, safer steel yards. All are hot dip galvanised to eliminate corrosion, plus many of our yards can be completely relocated to another site.

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8 Reasons

to own a Te Pari steel yard

01. Cattle Flow

02. Cattle-free Zone and Access Gates

03. Catwalk on the inside of the alley

04. Curved Alley and Force Pen

05. Tax Deductible

06. Quick To Install

07. Less Manpower Needed

08. Virtually Maintenance-Free

Anti-Bruise Rails

Te Pari Yards use a custom 67x48mm Australian made oval cattle rail. The flat sided oval tube is animal friendly with no single pressure points and no sharp edges. The 48mm wide tubing is approx. 15% wider than most alternative cattle rail profiles. The sideways force of cattle when in the yards means the amount of deflection that the rail will sustain is a critical measurement of its real strength. A taller oval profile rail may look stronger but if it has a narrow width profile it will be weaker in action. Deflection analysis has shown that Te Pari Cattle Rail is the strongest in its class.

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The Ultimate Gate System

This patented gate design has no bottom brace reducing ‘muck build up’ in the yards and eliminating trip hazards.

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Hot Dip Galvanised

All steel components are hot dip galvanised and rust proof. During galvanising each yard component is cleaned in acid to remove all traces of scale or rust, then dipped in galvanising zinc, coating it completely in places unreachable by spray or powder coating. Read more about the process of hot dip galvanising here.

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The U-Bow System

The U-Bow system is uniquely manufactured to leave the upper area of the alley completely free of any obstructions or overhead braces.

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C-Force Gate System

The Super C-Force Gate System is an optional heavy-duty 10'5" revolving steel gate which reduces the size of a circular force pen as the cattle enter the alley. The gate locks quietly into the special gates of the circular pen every 1'6", moving the cattle up to the alley. The pen can hold approximately 15 head of cattle meaning the operator can process 2-3 alleys full of cattle before having to refill from the main pens. Almost no need to climb into the forcing pen.

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Proven Yard Designs

Te Pari has a wide range of proven plans designed for integration with chutes, scales and sorting systems.

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Wide Catwalk

The Te Pari Cattle Yard uses catwalk braces that attach to the side rails of the panel and to the ground. Timber is then fastened to the braces, which are 1.0m wide, providing plenty of room for several people to work on the catwalk simultaneously. A handrail is optional and recommended in some designs where cattle are regularly held in the area next to the catwalk. Other surface finishes such as fibreglass or metal treadplate are also available. 

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Quiet And Compact Slam Latch Designs

The nylon sleeved slam latches are super quiet and safer as animals are kept calm and stress free. The gate latches automatically from either side. The strike plate is extremely compact with rounded edge to prevent stock damage/ bruising.

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Calf Reducer System

This system allows the user to narrow the width of the alley by moving the panels in. Quick and easy to adjust and prevents calves from turning around in the alley.

Drop Top Panel System

Outside panels are 5'9" high and inside panels 4'7" high. The lower inside panels allow the operator to bend over and work the stock with ease. For large animals the optional Drop Top Panel System can be fitted to the inside of the alley. These panels are 5'9" high, and the top rail folds down to the normal working height of 4'7" high. This provides protection if handling large cattle and the option of easy access for younger stock.

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Clamp System

Te Pari has a unique clamp system that keeps each panel close together with no rattle. It is much stronger than other options like pins, the overhead braces also give the yard extra strength.

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Features

of a Te Pari Steel Yard

Anti-Bruise Rails

The Ultimate Gate System

Hot Dip Galvanised

The U-Bow System

C-Force Gate System

Proven Yard Designs

Wide Catwalk

Quiet And Compact Slam Latch Designs

Calf Reducer System

Drop Top Panel System

Clamp System

The 'Stockbend' warranty!

The 'Stockbend' warranty!

The force that cattle normally apply on a panel is sideways due to the way they move within the yard. This means the amount of deflection that a rail will sustain is a critical measurement of its real strength. A taller oval profile rail may look stronger but if it has a narrow width profile it will be weaker in action. 

Te Pari panels are stronger! Why?

The custom made Oval Rails in a Te Pari panel are 48mm wide and approx 15% wider than all other market alternatives. 

Our Warranty...

If any yard panel is bent through sideways motion of stock within 60 months of date of delivery we will replace the panel at no cost to you.

Download our Cattle Handling Handbook

Download our Cattle Handling Handbook

Te Pari have a great range of Cattle Handling Equipment; from Manual Chutes to Fully Automatic Drafting Chutes & Corral Systems to suit both large and small ranching operations.