The real test of cattle yard design is to see if stock walk straight into the race and are drawn to the other end without stopping.
The ‘Weean’ yard design achieves this by eliminating corners, and encourages the tendency of cattle to ‘ring’ or move in circles.
Cattle follow a curved course from the time they enter until the time they leave the yards.
The curved race fills automatically with the minimum of pushing-up, and once a beast enters the race, it follows the curve right to the end, without baulking or reversing.
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