Dubbo | Hamilton | Perth | Australia-wide since 1984

Our Story

Our purpose is to improve the lives of Australian farmers by making their stockwork quicker, easier and safer.  We achieve this with a clear focus on safety, innovation and precision.


Ian and Jeanette Crafter established Atlex Stockyards on their family property ‘Miandetta’ near Horsham, Victoria


Continue to be family owned and operated with the next generation taking over the reins in 2018


Designed, manufactured and constructed over 6,000 unique sheepyards, cattleyards, abattoirs, feedlots and goatyards

Ian developed the concept of on-property design after designing his own set of sheepyards. Ian’s aim was to take the frustration and stress out of sheepwork by employing animal psychology principles – and make it possible for him to work alone with one good sheepdog.

He realised it was easier to make a mistake on paper than in practise! And no two sites or set ups are the same – customisation is central to what we do! We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for each individual customer.

A market leader with unrivalled industry experience and product development, we continue to deliver premium, heavy duty stockyards which are built to last the test of time. Safety, innovation and precision are at the heart of all our stockyard designs.

We are a values-led business with a strong sense of purpose and commitment to out people, community and customers.

Our values are:

  • Safety first
  • Honesty
  • Trust each other to deliver
  • Make the complex simple
  • Work smarter, together

Find out more about Atlex

Customised Property Sheepyard Design

For more information - stockyards@atlex.com.au | 1800 805 292