Every lifestyle block with stock should have stockyards.
Stockyards are used to get animals on and off transport, to carry out routine procedures like drenching and also to allow restraint of an animal in the event that a vet visit is required.
Correct and well-designed facilities make any job much easier and safer when it comes to handling your stock.
Cattle are extremely heavy, strong animals, so a holding race is essential in any set of yards. It provides a means to further confine animals for more intensive treatments e.g. calving, capsuling, surgery, de-horning. This allows quick, easy and safe handling of animals.
If you are thinking of having a set of yards built on your property, please contact your local Franklin Vets clinic as we may be able to help you design the best yards for your particular circumstances.