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Shearing Shed Design Features

At ProWay, we pride ourselves on innovation and are proudly involved in the progression of livestock shearing technology. ProWay have a range of features that are catered to various operations and breeds.


Our custom design service provides ProWay customers with unique solutions, meaning no two facilities are ever the same.


Some of our key shearing shed features include:


  • Optimum Pen Design
  • Lighting and Ventilation
  • Slide Swing Gates
  • Slope Catching Pens
  • Woolroom Floor
  • Grating Floor Features & Options
  • Countout Pens

  • ProWay takes pride in providing the best solutions for stock movement within your holding pens.
  • Sheeted fences are used strategically to promote sheep flow.
  • Most designs incorporate an access laneway through the sheep area. This is especially useful to get back to the wool room after penning up.
  • Gates where necessary are braced overhead for extra strength.

  • The orientation of your shearing shed is an important consideration.
  • Correctly positioned shutters, doors and removable lower panels maximise ventilation for cooling and drying stock when required.
  • Laser light panelling on southern walls provides excellent natural light without creating heat. Natural light improves stock flow as it minimises the contrast from above and below grating.

  • These versatile gates offer flexibility when penning up and moving sheep through the shed.
  • Able to swing 270˚and slide back through a channel, eliminating the frustration of sheep getting caught behind gates or gates stuck shut when the pen is full of sheep.
  • ProWay recommends these gates in most of the openings within your pen layout.


  • Catching pens are sloped towards the board to aid shearers dragging out sheep.
  • In sawtooth layouts pens are at 45 degrees so sheep do not enter towards the catching pen doors.
  • In straight board setups ProWay often installs front fill laneways for effective filling of pens.
  • Gates between catching pens allow for moving sheep at cutouts.
  • The back gates of catching pens are slide swing, making filling easier.
  • ProWay use 65 x 38 Mountain Ash as a standard (Cypress is an option)


  • There are options when it comes to your woolroom floor, however many of our clients go with a majority concrete slab floor.
  • This allows your shed to be used as a multi-function facility with machinery storage etc throughout the year.
  • Timber wool rooms are also an option for a more comfortable working surface, or a combination of both.


  • The grating used is a 65×38 Mountain Ash (Cypress is an option).
  • The grating has a taper on it to ensure it will not get blocked with manure.
  • Melwire and Enduromesh flooring is also an option.


  • ProWay provides layouts and panels for under shed countout pens.
  • These 20NB Galvanised fencelines are concreted into the ground and provide a lane through to the back of the shed.
  • Let out gates have a chain and tee slot to ensure shorn sheep cannot escape until countout.
  • Countout pens can also be built outside the shed where necessary.
  • ProWay generally incorporates yard designs to work together with your let outs allowing the operator to process, draft and treat sheep after shearing.



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