Circular sheep yard design and construction


Circular sheep yards can be operated by one person and a dog so this type of yard is recommended as the labour needed on farms is much reduced.

Sheep yards are the main sheep handling complex on a farm and need to be designed and built to provide efficient sheep handling.

Sheep need to move well in the yards and the operator needs to conduct handling and husbandry on the sheep safely.

Along with yard design diagrams this Primefact covers the following topics:

  • Occupational health and safety
  • Site selection
  • Yard size
  • Design
  • Layout
  • Construction
  • Associated handling facilities
  • Summary of specifications


Primefact 924

Published: Jun 2004