Dubbo | Hamilton | Perth | Australia-wide since 1984

Customised Sheepyards

Atlex Stockyards has unrivaled industry experience and product development. We will work with you to determine what design options and features will work best for you, both now and into the future. This may include incorporating existing features into your design for a customised, cost effective solution.

All sheepyards are designed and manufactured to order, however a high-quality product and personalised end-to-end service isconsistent across the board.

What’s included in your sheepyard investment?

  • On-Property Design Service
  • Computer-aided design (2D and 3D visualisations)
  • High quality, galvanised steel and materials
  • Delivered to your property
  • Holes pegged out for millimetre-precision
  • Comprehensive site preparation and construction guide
  • Five-year written warranty on all materials and workshop workmanship
  • On-property follow up service within 12 months

Innovative Features of Atlex Sheepyards

Custom-designed sheepyards mean you have the option to incorporate a number of different innovative solutions and features, depending on your unique requirements and budget.

Panels, Gates and Fitting Specifications
  • Panels, Gates and Fitting SpecificationsGalvanised, steel for long life and durability
  • Standard pipe rail or oval rail option available:
    • Standard: one 25NB top rail (34mm OD) and five 20NB rails (27mm OD)
    • Oval: six rails using 60x30mm diameter and 1.6mm wall thickness
  • Standard height 1m for all panels, gates and races
  • All posts are medium galvanised plain end steel, 50NB (60mm OD) or 80NB (89OD) for 3.3m gates
  • Flat Vertical Straps for additional strength
  • Posts concreted into ground 700mm deep
  • All panels and gates are square (not bent) on corners to minimise risk of sheep jumping and potentially breaking leg when wedged at bottom of curve
  • Blind panels leading into draft race with precise angle in bugle allow correct approach and double speed of drafting
  • Stepped on slopes: maximum 60mm over 3 metres or 2 degree angle with all posts vertical and rails horizontal
Atlex Adjustable Tapered Drafting Race
  • Adjustable Tapered Drafting RacePrevent sheep turning and ability to double drafting speed– or slow if necessary.
  • 3300mm length x 600mm width (can taper to 200mm using a swivel bar).
  • Draft gates with bent handles prevent hands slamming.
  • Includes Hawker Tip Swing Block Gate to quickly block draft:
    • Swings back neatly and sits flush alongside race so it’s out of the way
    • No chains or catches
  • Concept proudly developed by Atlex Stockyards
Atlex Smooth Top Working Race
  • Smooth Top Working RacePrevent drench or jetting hoses snagging on posts or pulling hose off backpack.
  • Standard width 600mm
  • 50NB posts (60mm OD) concreted into ground 625mm deep
  • Double working race option with or without walk down middle
  • Concept proudly developed by Atlex Stockyards
Atlex Safety Manway with Dog Flap
  • Greater flexibility and easy, safe navigation of stockyards
  • Automatically closes behind you
  • Latch available where force comes from both sides or when used for overnight holding pens
  • Ideal for older or less mobile family or team members
  • Latch available where force comes from both sides or when used for overnight holding pens
  • 500mm wide from centre to centre of 50NB (60mm OD) in-ground posts (625mm deep)
  • 250x200x5mm rubber matting for dog flap
  • Concept proudly developed by Atlex Stockyards
Atlex Hawker Tip Swing Block Gate
  • Hawker Tip Swing Block GateQuickly block draft or working race
  • Swings back neatly sits flush alongside race so it's out of the way
  • No chains or catches
  • 20NB galvanised steel (27mm OD)
  • Concept proudly developed by Atlex Stockyards
Raised Working Race with Toe Recess
  • Raised Working Race with Toe RecessSheep raised to comfortable working height
  • Toes sit under race to reduce strain on your back
Covered Working Area
  • Covered Working AreaWe can design your yards to be completely covered – or just the working area – to create flexibility in all seasons and hours.
Stockhandling Equipment
  • Stockhandling EquipmentWe provide independent recommendations and can source stockhandling equipment from reputable suppliers in line with your needs – including Gallagher and Holland Stocklift.
  • The lead up is critical to the overall success of stockhandling equipment.
  • Our designs provide flexibility, incorporating existing or future stockhandling equipment to ensure it meets you requirements now and into the future.

Customised Property Sheepyard Design

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