Sheep loading ramps


A well designed and strategically placed loading ramp enables quick safe and effective loading with reduced risk of injury and stress.

A good ramp will load animals quickly and quietly, reducing stress and time off feed which will in turn preserve muscle glycogen and meat eating quality.

This Primefact contains information on;

  • Positioning of loading ramps
  • Dimensions of a suitable loading ramp
  • Suggested materials to build a ramp


Factsheet 1140 First Edition

Published: Dec 2011