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This section of Grandin.Com contains drawings of cattle corral designs with curved races. Curved cattle chutes are more efficient for handling cattle because they take advantage of the natural behavior of cattle. Cattle move through curved races more easily because they have a natural tendency to go back to where they came from. In the computer aided drawing section there are layout drawings of cattle yard designs for both large and small ranches and feedlots. There are also drawings of a cattle loading ramp for trucks, diagonal stockyard pens for cattle, and detail drawings of a single file race and cattle dip vat. If you are planning to build new corrals or other cattle handling facilites you can download blueprints of cattle pen layouts that will reduce stress on cattle and improve handling efficiency.
Grandin, T.(Editor) 2007 (Third Edition). Livestock Handling and Transport, 3rd Edition. CAB International Wallingford Oxon, United Kingdom.
Grandin, T. (1989, with 2002 updates). Behaviour Principles of Livestock Handling. The Professional Animal Scientist. 5:1-11.
Grandin, T. (1990). Design Of Loading Facilities and Loading Pens. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 28:187.
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