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Case Studies - Smart Yards™

The project listed here are a snapshot of what we have done over the years, projects are listed in year order, latest ones first, older ones last.

A snap shot of a project may give you a quick way to establish if any of our make farming ezy product solutions would work for you. We can also put you in contact with the farmer related to the project if you feel its beneficial to have a chat.


Initial earthworks and concrete work doneTruck leaving Tauranga plantForce and Curve race from the air The old, not forgotten but treasured for its contribution over the yearsForce dual race Final result yards, Handler, drafter and Load out to comeInfinity Handler with EID scanning, auto drafting, all hydraulicNew Pro-Ramp, safe area for driver/stock person, dual catwalks, polybelted sidesPro-Ramp at front view, flap for truck ramp floor allignmentOverview of new Yards
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New yards after 100 years

Year Completed: 2020

Location:

Waiouru Central NI

Objective:

New modern high performance yards to enhance performance weighing, handling and drafting for Angus Beef production and expansion .

Solution:

Navigator Core 360 with lead in pens, new design force gate with inner gates to provide for easy access and allow for dual force gate operation, maintaining separation of animal and people at all times


Detailed photo of gates 1.6m highMidranger Handler (work in progress to be completedMidranger cattle handler - work in progressOverview of yardMidranger cattle handler for superior handling (install to be completed)
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Wooden yard with handler

Year Completed: 2020

Location:

Hamurana

Objective:

Utilisation of wood yards with steel gates and well performing cattle handler

Solution:

Steel gates with Midranger cattle handler


Initial ground work and concrete boxingNew and old access to main road shownReady for yard install
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Load out and yard re alignment

Year Completed: 2019

Location:

Te Puke

Objective:

Re align a main road loading facility to compliance rules for trucks off road

Solution:

New lead in force and race to loading ramp off the main road


Lead in race for large mobsBull Beef box Hydraulic in place , note concrete catwalks3D PlanLoading RampLayout of the land and Yards
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Trading Beef Handling Facility

Year Completed: 2019

Location:

Nelson

Objective:

High Performance, safe and efficient and high throughput cattle yards and handling system Data recording, weighing, drenching and general cattle work.

Solution:

Navigator 360 Force yard and funnel, Bull Beef Box Hydraulic and 3 way auto draft Fast flow receiving yards


Overview of finished projectForce gate split to load out race
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Small Yard to fit constrained existing site and load out

Year Completed: 2018

Location:

Taranaki Okato

Objective:

Fitting a small yard on a very constrained existing site was a challenge here, levels and access all fixed. Load out ex road to remain

Solution:

Small set of effective Smart Yards with 360 Rotating force pen, custom made gates to load out in force gate configuration


Initial site visits and planning meetingEarthworks and Concrete pourInstallationGood ProgressEnd ResultNearly there Its a lockSemen Testing in full swing with Highflow260Great hold Proud to produce Beef Susan and Roger at Twin OaksThe design
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Smart Yards and intensive specialised handling facilities for Stud farm ( Twin Oaks)

Year Completed: 2017

Location:

Te Akau

Objective:

Provide for all Angus stud animals handling and sale yard interconnecting facilities

Solution:

Full HD Smart Yard with Circular Force lead, draft pens, draft circular pen, full working cover, Highflow260 cattle Handler and related EID and Weighsystem.


explanation of flowBirds eyel view to completed project
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Yards for Dairy Grazers and Beef fatning,  Waikite Valley 

Year Completed: 2016

Location:

Waikite Valley Rotorua 

Objective:

Intergate yards to existing lead in and lay of the land

Solution:

Navigator Force yard, curved race and load out, draft pens to main lead in.


Midranger Handler and 3 way drafter 

Client Testimonial:

Great set of yards works really well. 


Site all ready to go...Careful preparation for installing handler and force area.Hydra-Commander first in place.Setting panels in place.Securing all panels and gates to concrete.Safe and clean area, Hydra-Commander all set on scales.Cat-walk and curved panels.Silent pins to reduce noise.Job complete in less than a day.
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New replacement yard

Year Completed: 2015

Location: Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd., Masterton

Objective:

Replace old timber yard with a low maintenance, safe and simple yard where one man can manage by himself if necessary.

Solution:

An effective smart yard with a concrete base in the main high pressure work area. Simple to use with perfect weighing area and vet facilities.


A wet and muddy site with little useful attribute.Site scraped off and boxed for the concreteLove a bit of new concrete...All set for the steel.Just like that!Hydra-Commander Handler, makes working with all stock safe and simple.Cat-walk and curved panels, Handler and a safe zone to work in.Loading ramp.Click to get a better look...
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Small New Yard

Year Completed: 2013

Location:

Ardmore, Auckland

Objective:

New yard at top of the property for easy and safe work with stock for one man.

Solution:

A tidy yard utilising the surroundings for loading ramp using a small bank. Not too much earthworks, improved the site with a very handy small yard.


The planFull concrete pad readyAssemblyCompleted set up ready for action
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Belted Galloway Yards

Year Completed: 2013

Location:

Te Awamutu

Objective:

Robust handling yards and Cattle Handler for one person operation

Solution:

Force with 360 gate concept was used here to allow for drafting and delivery to Handler in small mobs. Full spec Handler for all sizes of stock


Gear arrival on siteHandler, drafter and slide gate to Loading ramp all in line Loading ramp closed in for extra space draft penExtreme Handler and 3 way DrafterHoldabull Yard  completed, ready for the stock  work ahead
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Holdabull Smart Yards 

Year Completed: 2010

Location:

Taranaki

Objective:

New set of yards for grazing block 

Solution:

Holdabull yards and Loading ramp


Yards as viewed from the airYards in actionDavid Green Drenching in Highflow 260 Handler
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Cattle Yards and Handling system for 2000 Angus

Year Completed: 2009

Location:

Kawhia

Objective:

High performance stream lined yard and handling system for volume handling of beef stock ( mostly angus)

Solution:

Integrated yards with curved race and 360 Force, large lead in pens linked to existing yards and receiving area. Air operated handler ( Highflow 260 Initial design and performance where tested here)