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Tropical Breed Cattle Yard Features

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A wide range of features that are catered to northern operations and Tropical breeds

We understand that no two businesses are the same and prioritise customised design to address the unique circumstances specific to your operation.

ProWay have a range of features that are catered to Bos Indicus, Zebu and larger tick tolerant cross bred cattle suited to tropical climates. Our custom design service provides ProWay customers with unique solutions, meaning no two facilities are ever the same.

Refined over time our products focus on safety and stock flow, quality materials and excellent working efficiency of the design

Proway Cattle Yard Features [Tropical Climate]

Tropical Cattle Yard

 

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  • Rotary Force

    • The cattle rotary force has a gate designed to follow the cattle around, reducing the pen while encouraging stock flow.
    • The padded brake moves around the rolled panels locking into position, this stops cattle from backing up and keeps the operator out of harm’s way.
    • Braced overhead for strength and durability.
    • The centre post is heavy duty galvanised 150NB pipe (165mm OD).
    • Sheeted panels improve stock flow and operator safety and remove the need for handlers to be in the force yard with cattle.
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  • Pound Yard

    • The pound yard is often used as an entry to the working area allowing access to the force and up to seven direction drafting.
    • Each gate includes a chain and catch and are braced overhead for extra strength.
    • ProWay can also design a crow’s nest or raised platform for overhead drafting. These structures have the ability to open and draft from one raised position and are equipped with non-slip stairs and hand rail.
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  • Cattle Weighbox

    • ProWay’s cattle weighbox is designed to suit all cattle sizes.
    • The frame is made from heavy duty galvanised steel with the sheeted nearside adjustable to suit different sized cattle.
    • The offside is made from timber for EID compatibility.
    • Addional features availible:
    • 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.
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  • Elevated Walkways

    • ProWay walkways allow the operator to be elevated 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 for added safety.
    • Cut and welded in place onsite to ensure a neat finish
    • Concreted in ground for strength.
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  • Manways and Access Gates

    • Placed strategically around your design where quick access is required.
    • Manways are available in all ProWay standard rail types.
    • Vertical spring catch and braced overhead for strength.
    • 600mm wide to allow operator access and keep cattle out.
    • Implemented in key areas within the yard design for access, particularly the force and working areas
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  • Undercover Work Areas

    • Our undercover working areas provide weather protection to operators, stock and yards to increase efficiency, productivity and longevity of stockyards.
    • Made from heavy duty steel construction with colourbond or zinc roof option, we are able to organise erection during construction of yards ready for first yarding.
    • We are able to design your shed around yards, or design yards around an existing shed to maximise coverage and utilise columns and space.
  • Rotary Force
  • Pound Yard
  • Cattle Weighbox
  • Elevated Walkways
  • Manways and Access Gates
  • Undercover Work Areas

Rail Options

  • 120 Cattle Rail

    • 120CR is the standard rail type utilised on tropical cattle operations where high strength and height is paramount.
    • 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 an endplate at the other for a seamless finish on completion.
    • 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).
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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 and longevity.
    • Panels and gates are braced for strength when over 2.5m.
    • All panels are made to order for each individual yard design.
    • We build panels to fit the design rather than design-fit fixed length panels.
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  • Sheeted panels and gates

    • ProWay stockyards utilise sheeted panels in key areas of the design.
    • Sheeted panels and gates in strategic locations improve stock flow,as distractions from the outside are minimised
    • Sheeted panels and gates are available in all oval profile rail types and are constructed with high grade galvanised sheet.
    • ProWay use a 1.5mm sheet on 97CR, and 2mm across the heavy duty 120CR range.
    • Sheeting is adequately welded and painted, with silicon applied at sheet and rail connections to reduce noise.
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  • 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.
    • Cable needs to be threaded on site.
    • Post spacings are generally 2.5m with the following options:
    • 2 x 50NB rails, 6 cables
    • 1 x 50NB rail, 7 cables
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  • 120 Cattle Rail
  • 50NB Pipe Rail
  • Sheeted panels and gates
  • 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, it is 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 eliminates the chance of injury to cattle particularly when drafting with a gate.
    • 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 where applicable.
    • 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 120CR Inside, Sheeted Outside

    • The H-race has full sheeting on the outside of the race preventing distractions outside of the working area from affecting stock flow.
    • Five 120mm rails allow visibility and access to stock while allowing the operator into the flight zone of the cattle to move them through the race.
    • Races are available at any length and are designed with suitable radial arcs to promote stock flow.
    • Strength and longevity is maintained with a combination of heavy duty galvanised construction and top/bottom bracing.
    • Optional release gates on outside panels.
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  • H-Race ½ Sheeted Inside, Fully Sheeted Outside

    • An alternative to all open rails on the inside this option ensures legs don’t go through or get caught in the race.
    • Five 120CR rails with the bottom half sheeted offers visibility and safety benefits.
    • Suits a race with a full walkway around the inside.
    • Races are available at any length and are designed with suitable radial arcs to promote stock flow.
    • Strength and longevity is maintained with a combination of heavy duty galvanised construction and top/bottom bracing.
    • Optional release gates on outside panels.
  • Race Release Gates

    • Release gates are available as an upgrade for H-Races which allows them to be opened from the outside of the race.
    • Outside arc panels are replaced with hinged gates and two bolt catches to lock them in place during use.
    • Useful for releasing cattle that have turned around or become stuck in the race.
    • Gates are braced overhead for strength and swing out using ProWay’s cone and pin hinge system.
    • Also makes cleaning out the race easier.
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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 to your enterprise as there is suitability for multiple breed, size and age operations.
    • It also stops smaller cattle turning around which can occur in a standard fixed width race.
    • 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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  • 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. They open towards the operator.
    • The alternative style is designed for use with walkways. The gate opens away from the operator, so that the walkway is not blocked by the open gate. It is operated by a lever type handle which drops down out of the road. It also features no overhead gear on the operators’ side.
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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 and non-bruise.
    • Sliding gate can be used as a baulk gate.
    • Rubber stoppers for quiet 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 and panels can be unsheeted on request.
    • Depending on requirements, ProWay can also supply a baulk bar to stop calves jumping out or over each other.
    • An overhanging rail can also be included.
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  • H-Race 120CR Inside, Sheeted Outside
  • H-Race ½ Sheeted Inside, Fully Sheeted Outside
  • Race Release Gates
  • Adjustable Sided Race
  • Sliding Gates
  • 3 or 5 Way Manual Drafter
  • Cattle Weighbox
  • Fully Sheeted Calf Race

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