Designing Corrals

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I am gettin rid of an old set of pens andI am trying to come up with a good plan to build a new working area with pipe. Does anyone know where I can go to get some good ideas on a design or layout?

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Temple Grandin is the expert on animal behavior and corral design.

<A HREF="http://www.grandin.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://www.grandin.com/</A>

She has designs for sale, but I once did an interlibrary loan of all of her books and one of them had a lot of corral designs in the back of the book. Sorry, I can't remember which book it was.

> I am gettin rid of an old set of
> pens andI am trying to come up
> with a good plan to build a new
> working area with pipe. Does
> anyone know where I can go to get
> some good ideas on a design or
> layout?
 
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This site may help:

"http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/b1016-w.html"

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> I am gettin rid of an old set of
> pens andI am trying to come up
> with a good plan to build a new
> working area with pipe. Does
> anyone know where I can go to get
> some good ideas on a design or
> layout?



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<A HREF="http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/BEEF_PLAN.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/abeng/plans/BEEF_PLAN.htm</A>

> I am gettin rid of an old set of
> pens andI am trying to come up
> with a good plan to build a new
> working area with pipe. Does
> anyone know where I can go to get
> some good ideas on a design or
> layout?
 
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Anonymous

The links above look like great resources. It’s nice to have more than one pen with a water trough for holding them overnight before shipping or when doctoring. You might use extra long posts in part of the pens so you can roof it later if that’s not in the budget now. That way the cattle can shade there. In the summertime shade attracts them almost as much as water and they become accustomed to coming up and being in the lot. It’s impossible to have too many gates and it’s easy to design traps and working pens too large. Look at some of the neighbors’ setups and talk to them about what they would change. Take an eclectic approach and copy what works.

Craig-TX
 
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<A HREF="http://www.nativenursery.com.au/corral/main.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nativenursery.com.au/corral/main.html</A>

80 diagrams - free look ! The latest designs for safe, one-person cattle handling. New designs and ideas for low-cost gates, catches, tubs, and chutes (races).



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Unless I'm mistaken, Temple G. is (or was) associated in some way with Colorado State University???? She published some excellent information. Search your browser for her name.

Also, Texas A & M University and Texas Extension Service has a notebook collection of articles, etc., in their "Texas Beef Cattle Management Handbook" (1997) which is lot of good info. Other universities have similar materials. Okla State Univ., Colorado State University, and others.

Also, don't forget to browse and consult the various livestock associations for their info and literature about their respective breeds--invaluable information source!

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Good advice Craig!

At our place, we have about 10 acres of small pens, paddocks, sub-pasture areas, etc., in addition to our other pastures. These 10 acres have about 10-12 sub areas and alleyways that connect to all pens for efficient stock moving and management, AND, with about 54 gates total! It's amazing how easy it is to sort and re-arrange and work our stock with these facilities...one person can do it.

Most of our sub-pasture areas are separated by 14' wide alleyways for vehicle access and to keep bull/cow herds out of serious conflict and "heat sniffing" range....lol.

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Last I checked, Temple Grandin was an associate professor at Colorado State.

Also, I took a quick look at her website and there is page of diagrams for corral design. Well worth looking into, and her site has some great info. Sometimes you have to look around, as there is more info on the site than first meets the eye.

> Unless I'm mistaken, Temple G. is
> (or was) associated in some way
> with Colorado State University????
> She published some excellent
> information. Search your browser
> for her name.

> Also, Texas A & M University
> and Texas Extension Service has a
> notebook collection of articles,
> etc., in their "Texas Beef
> Cattle Management Handbook"
> (1997) which is lot of good info.
> Other universities have similar
> materials. Okla State Univ.,
> Colorado State University, and
> others.

> Also, don't forget to browse and
> consult the various livestock
> associations for their info and
> literature about their respective
> breeds--invaluable information
> source!
 

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