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Temperate Breed Cattle Yard Features

ProWay products are proudly designed and manufactured in Australia, and installed all over the world.

ProWay Cattle Yard Features for Southern Temperate Breed Cattle

“On the profitability side we’re a labour unit less than we needed in the old yards. What would have taken a day now takes us 2.5 hours.”

Jarrod McKay, ‘LarnOO’

A wide range of features

ProWay have a range of features that are catered to Bos Taurus and European Breed Cattle in temperate climates. Our custom design service provides ProWay customers with unique solutions best suited to your operation, meaning no two facilities are ever the same.

Temperate Cattle Breed Yard Features

Refined over time our cattle yards and facilities improve safety, animal welfare, stock flow and profitability with quality materials that are built to last.
We pride ourselves on the continual innovation of livestock handling technology.

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  • Ground engaging posts and panels

    • All permanent ProWay cattle yard posts are concreted in the ground for added strength
    • Every panel is made specifically for the individual job. Panels are built to suit the design rather than designed to suit the panels
    • All posts are hot dipped galvanised which is superior to electroplated pipe
    • For temperate breeds standard post size is 80NB medium wall (4mm) OD=88.9mm.
    • 100NB post upgrade is available for extra strength and longevity
  • Rotary Force

    • Manual or remote options available
    • Gate follows cattle around rolled panels reducing area encouraging cattle to enter the race
    • Padded brake drags around rolled panels and locks in position
    • Braced overhead for strength and durability
    • Sheeted panels aid stock movement and operator safety
    • Separates the handler and stock in the forcing pen
    • Centre post is heavy duty galvanised 150NB (165mm OD).
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  • Manways

    • Spring loaded 600mm wide personnel gates
    • Provide quick safe access around yards
    • Implemented in key areas within the yard design to maximise efficiency, particularly the force and working areas
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  • Pound Yard

    • Pounds allow for drafting cattle and calves in up to seven directions
    • Raised Crows Nest platforms give control from one raised position
    • Gates have a chain and spring catch to lock them in place when not in use
    • Gates are also braced overhead for extra strength
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  • Undercover Work Areas

    • Provides weather protection to operators, stock and yards, increasing longevity of the yards
    • Undercover work areas increase operational efficiency, allowing for all-weather work
    • Heavy duty steel construction with colour bond or zinc roof option
    • ProWay can organise roof erection during the construction of yards, or as a standalone structure
    • Sheds can be designed around yards, alternatively yards can be designed around an existing shed to maximise coverage and utilise columns and space
  • Elevated Walkways

    • Elevate operators to a safe, comfortable working height above stock
    • By following the walkway around the force yards and race the operator is able to encourage stock flow from a more commanding position
    • Non-slip walkway mesh
    • Cut and installed onsite to ensure neat and robust fit
    • Concreted in ground for strength
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  • Ground engaging posts and panels
  • Rotary Force
  • Manways
  • Pound Yard
  • Undercover Work Areas
  • Elevated Walkways

Rail Options

  • 120 Cattle Rail

    • 120CR panels and gates stand at 1750mm and include 5 x 120mm rails and 100NB galvanised pipe posts
    • Panels are generally made with a post at one end and a curved plate at the other which are welded on site
    • The 120 x 48mm rail is an excellent visual barrier, while the 2mm wall thickness and DuraGal® zinc coating provide the highest strength and longevity on the market (min. zinc coating 100g/m3)
    • 120CR is generally utilised on tropical cattle operations, however has been applied to southern ProWay facilities and cattle studs where high strength is paramount
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  • 97 Cattle Rail

    • Cattle panels are made from five 97 x 42mm cattle rails and stand at 1.75m
    • ProWay’s cattle rail has been developed specifically for use in yards.
    • Rails are made from high tensile (grade 450) galvanised steel
    • Panels are generally made with a post at one end and a plate at the other which are welded on site
    • All panels are made to order for each individual yard design
    • All ends of the rail are notched for the neatest and strongest join to round posts
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  • 50NB Pipe Rail

    • The 50NB pipe rail range is available in a 5 or 6 rail configuration and is built with 50NB (60.3mm OD) galvanised pipe rails
    • Rails are crimped and welded to fully galvanised 80NB (88.9mm OD) posts
    • 100NB post upgrade is available for extra strength
    • Panels and gates are braced for strength when over 2.5m
    • All panels are made to order for each individual yard design
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  • 40NB Pipe Rail

    • The 40NB pipe rail range is available in a 6 rail configuration, 40NB (48.3 OD) galvanised pipe rails
    • Rails are crimped and welded to fully galvanised 80NB (88.9mm OD) posts
    • 100NB post upgrade is available for extra strength
    • Panels and gates are braced for strength when over 2.5m
  • 32NB Pipe Rail

    • The 32NB pipe rail range is a lighter alternative to the cattle rail made from six 32NB (42.4mm OD) rails and stands at 1.75m
    • It is an economical alternative for backyards and holding yards
    • Rails are crimped and welded to fully galvanised 80NB (88.9mm OD) posts
    • Panels and gates are braced for strength when over 2.5m
  • Cooler Fence (Cable Backyards)

    • ProWay can supply two different cable options which are suitable for backyard and large holding pens at a reduced cost to the standard panel range.
    • Posts come pre-drilled and are fitted with cable plugs for longevity
    • Strainer assemblies are supplied
    • Post spacings are generally 2.5m with the the option of 2 x 50NB rails, six cables OR 1 x 50NB rail, seven cables.
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  • 120 Cattle Rail
  • 97 Cattle Rail
  • 50NB Pipe Rail
  • 40NB Pipe Rail
  • 32NB Pipe Rail
  • Cooler Fence (Cable Backyards)

Gate Options

  • Standard Chain and Catch

    • Chains and the ProWay HAZ catch come standard on all 97CR, 120CR and 50NB gates (except double gates which are chain only)
    • For overnight holding and extra security, the chains can be dropped into the inverted “T” slot which is welded to the rail
    • The catch has been developed and patented by ProWay as an effective multi-purpose, heavy duty gate catch
    • For safety, they’re fully contained within the line of the gate and not welded onto the side of the gate
    • The catch can be locked open in one movement, so that no part of the bolt is exposed. This reduces potential for cattle injury
    • The ring pull bolt system is simple to operate from either side of the gate and closes into a fitted pocket on the opposing post
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  • Overhead Bracing

    • Gates can be upgraded to include overhead bracing
    • Single gates are braced with a 40NB pipe
    • Double gates span over 3.1m are braced with 50NB pipe
    • Gates are braced at 2.2m (from the ground) as standard or up to 3.3m for throughways which require high clearance (i.e. horseback/machinery)
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  • Lever Haz Catch

    • Developed and patented by ProWay
    • For animal safety, the Catch is fully contained inside the gate, not welded on the side
    • This prevents bruising to stock and limits damage to the Catch itself
    • The Catch can be locked open in one movement, so that no part of the bolt is exposed
    • Lever Haz Catches are particularly useful in situations where Catch access is limited
    • Generally, these Catches are installed on the outside of sheeted gates, or where gates need to be operated from a walkway
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  • Poplar Slam Catch

    • Poplar slam catches are another option for our standard gate range and are fitted to one side of the rail
    • Due to the lever handle, gates fitted with poplar catches are simple and quick to open and can be thrown shut
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  • Standard Chain and Catch
  • Overhead Bracing
  • Lever Haz Catch
  • Poplar Slam Catch

Race Options

  • H-Race ¾ Sheeted Inside, Fully Outside

    • The H-Race has full sheeting on the outside of the race preventing distractions effecting stock flow
    • The inner arc of the race is sheeted ¾ of the outside height to allow visibility and access to stoc
    • Races are available at any length and are designed with suitable radial arcs to promote stock flow
    • Strength is given by the combination of a heavy duty galvanised frame and underground concreted bracing
    • ProWay can also build non-sheeted H-Races using any of our standard rail options
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  • V-Race ¾ Sheeted Inside, Fully Outside

    • The V-Race includes a fully sheeted outer arc which prevents legs and heads getting out
    • These sections are also made as safety release gates. They can be quickly opened to free overturned stock with two bolt catches (both high and low) so gate sections have no flex
    • The inner arc of the race is sheeted ¾ of the outside height to allow visibility and access to stock
    • The ‘V’ profile also minimises the chance of small stock turning around in the race
    • The curve of the design gives better draw up the race, with stock circling past the operator
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  • Adjustable Sided Race

    • The lever operated system allows for quick adjustment between widths of 850mm and 600mm at increments of 50mm
    • The race gives flexibility as they’re suitable for multiple breed, size and age operations
    • It also stops smaller cattle turning around
    • It can be implemented to suit both curved and straight race options
    • Eliminates the necessity of a calf race
    • Optional overhanging rail allows unrestricted access to cattle
    • Can be adapted to pneumatic or sliding race gates
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  • V-Overhanging Rail

    • ProWay have developed an overhanging bracing system that allows fluid movement for the operator while treating cattle, without jeopardising strength and top rail height
    • Without the overhanging rail there are points in the race that can be hard to access due to post obstruction
    • The overhanging rail creates a continuous gap that allows access to cattle at any point within the race
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  • Sliding Gates

    • Two styles of sliding gates are available
    • The conventional pull out sliding gate has no overhanging track on the operators side. The gates are reversible and can be used from either side
    • The alternative style is designed for use with walkways. The gate opens away from the operator. They’re operated by a lever type handle which drops down out of the road
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  • 3 or 5 Way Manual Drafter

    • The cattle 3 or 5-way Manual Drafter provides quick and safe drafting in front of a crush
    • It is designed with access gates and slam catches for quick and safe access to animals
    • 97 or 120 Cattle Rail available for strength
    • Sliding gate can be used as a baulk gate
    • Rubber stoppers for quieter operation
    • Hot dipped channel base for longevity
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  • Cattle Weighbox

    • ProWay’s Cattle Weighbox is all galvanised steelwork and designed to suit all cattle sizes
    • The offside is made from timber for EID compatibility
    • The nearside is sheeted with galvabond sheeting and adjusts to suit different sized cattle
    • Added features include:
      • Hanging weighbars that sit above the box on ‘U’ hoops
      • A front sliding door – or one made for rear operation
      • A one side gate for drafting and/or safety release
      • An adjustable side to stop animals turning around
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  • Fully Sheeted Calf Race

    • The ProWay calf race is 1.1m high to stop bigger calves jumping out
    • It has slam shut gates at both ends for quick closing and can include a sliding gate positioned to hold one calf before the cradle
    • The race length is determined by the size of the operation
    • ProWay can also supply a baulk bar to stop calves jumping out or over each other
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  • H-Race ¾ Sheeted Inside, Fully Outside
  • V-Race ¾ Sheeted Inside, Fully Outside
  • Adjustable Sided Race
  • V-Overhanging Rail
  • Sliding Gates
  • 3 or 5 Way Manual Drafter
  • Cattle Weighbox
  • Fully Sheeted Calf Race

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