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Smart-Yard™ Calculator

The Smart Yards™ calculator is a free assessment tool to establish what is required in a new yard. Yard size is established by the type of animal and the type of work you do. We often see yards being obtained on a price only basis, the risk is yards may be too small, too large or deficient in their ultimate purpose.

At TechniPharm we focus on providing working solutions to suit the purpose, this means features and benefits rank higher than price. For instance did you know that 40% of our large 6 rail panel is actually made up of steel as the visual barrier.... this is the highest covered area of any panel in the market place... meaning you get more for your dollar spent and Cattle are less stressed and work in the yards happens faster, making your farming ezy.

Holding Yards

Number of animals


Drafting Yards

Number of animals

Pens needed

Force Yards

Number of animals


Leadup Race

Number of animals in lead up race to handler (as a guide, 25% of animals in force yard)

Number of animals


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Investment Indicator

The investment level on a per square meter basis rate depends a great deal on what the end purpose of the smart yard is and what type of panel is used as well as the complexity of the overall design.

i.e a yard with many draft options will need more gates and a drafter where as a yard which does not need that is by definition cheaper.

Very basic yards with say 7 rail panels may start as low as $124/ m2 and a smart yard with 6 rail heavy panels (40% steel visual restraint) and 3 way drafting and pens related may start at $350/m2.

The investment indicator is just an indicator only to help with budget purposes.

Yard size m2 (excluding lead up race)

Large and heavy stock 6 rail heavy ($ per m2)

Medium size stock all rounder rail ($ per m2)

Dairy like stock 7 rail ($ per m2)

User custom ($ per m2)

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