The Ultimate Guide to Portable Cattle Yards

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Understanding Portable Cattle Yards

In the heart of Australia’s vast agricultural landscape, portable cattle yards, known by many names like corral panels, livestock panels, horse fence panels, and more, stand as a testament to innovation in farming. These panels are crafted from top-notch pre-galvanized steel, boasting a sturdy 220g/sq.m coating that’s designed to withstand even the harshest environments. Each piece is carefully welded together, featuring 5 or 6 rails for added strength and comes equipped with everything needed for a quick setup: caps, pins, lugs, and chain links. To top it off, the weld points are coated in anti-rust paint, ensuring they last longer even in the most humid conditions of Australia and New Zealand, especially near the sea.

These portable yards are more than just a fencing solution; they’re a reliable way to keep cattle and other livestock safe. Designed with ease of transportation and assembly in mind, they can be set up or taken down in no time, making them perfect for managing livestock on the move. This blend of durability, functionality, and ease of use makes them an invaluable asset for farmers and livestock managers striving to maintain the well-being of their animals while adapting to the ever-changing demands of the land.

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Types of Cattle Panels

In navigating the complexities of cattle yards, understanding the various panel types available is crucial for selecting the right setup for your needs. Here, we delve deeper into the types of cattle panels, enriched with technical specifications and custom options to meet every requirement.

Types Of Cattle Panels You Need To Know

Round Tube Style

  • Dimensions: Available in heights and lengths of 1m x 2.1m, 1m x 2.9m, 1.8m x 2.1m
  • Horizontal Rails: 32mm OD, 42mm OD with 6 round rails
  • Vertical Pipe: 32mm OD, 42mm OD
  • Thickness: Options of 1.6mm and 2.0mm for added strength
  • Welds: Bull bars are fully welded, with each weld protected by epoxy paint to last longer
  • Pin Size: 60x180x10mm
  • Material: Pre hot dipped galvanized steel pipe for superior rust resistance
  • Accessories: Includes 4 lugs and 2 rain caps welded on panels; 2 pins are included with each panel

Heavy-Duty Panels

Designed for more demanding situations, heavy-duty panels offer additional strength and resilience. They are ideal for containing larger breeds or in areas of high use where extra durability is required.

Square Tube Style

  • Dimensions: 1m x 2.1m, 1m x 2.9m, 1.8m x 2.1m
  • Horizontal Rails: 40x40mm, 50x50mm with 6 square rails
  • Vertical Pipe: 40x40mm, 50x50mm
  • Thickness: 1.6mm and 2.0mm variants for robust construction
  • Welds: Fully welded bull bars, each protected with epoxy paint
  • Pin Size: 60x180x10mm
  • Material: Pre hot dipped galvanized steel pipe
  • Accessories: 2 U lugs, 2 L lugs, 2 rain caps, and 2 bases welded on panels; 2 pins included with each panel

Custom Panels

Tailored to specific requirements, custom panels can accommodate unique layouts, ensuring your cattle yard is precisely as you need it. Whether it’s a specific dimension or rail configuration, custom options provide the flexibility to create the perfect enclosure.

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Oval Rail with Square Post Style

  • Dimensions: 1m x 2.1m, 1m x 2.9m, 1.8m x 2.1m
  • Horizontal Rails: 30x60mm, 40x80mm, 42x115mm, 50x70mm with 6 oval rails
  • Vertical Pipe: 40x40mm, 50x50mm
  • Thickness: 1.6mm and 2.0mm for enhanced durability
  • Welds: All bull bars are fully welded and protected with epoxy paint
  • Pin Size: 60x180x10mm
  • Material: Pre hot dipped galvanized steel pipe
  • Accessories: 2 U lugs, 2 L lugs, 2 rain caps, and 2 bases welded on the panel; 2 pins are included with each panel

Note: Customization is available to suit your specific requirements.

Heavy duty portable yards from Cav Livestock Equipment


The creation of our cattle panels begins with the preparation of the pipe (be it round, oval, or square), which is then placed on the welded shaping machine. After galvanization, the pipes are welded together, and the weld spots are smoothed before being painted silver. This meticulous process ensures our livestock cattle panels not only meet but exceed Australia standards, making them a popular choice in the Australian market.

Our metal panels are recyclable, demonstrating our commitment to sustainability. The rails, hot dip galvanized before welding, exhibit strong anti-corrosive properties, guaranteeing longevity. As a direct manufacturer from China, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality products at the best prices. With over a decade of exporting experience, our panels have found favor in markets across Australia, Europe, and America.

Available in configurations of 4, 5, or 6 rails, with options for square or round posts and horizontal oval or square rails, our panels ensure the safety of the corral. Each panel comes complete with caps and 2 pins, featuring holes for ground pins on one leg for added stability. Designed with safety in mind, there are no sharp edges, and the strong tube and full welding corner joints make these panels exceptionally durable.

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Pricing Considerations

Navigating the costs of portable cattle yards involves understanding the balance between initial investments and long-term benefits. The price tags attached to these indispensable farm assets reflect their size, the quality of materials used, and the intricacy of their designs. While it’s true that the upfront cost for high-caliber panels might pinch the wallet a bit harder, the payoff in durability and reduced need for replacements cannot be overstressed.

Cost vs. Quality

Investing wisely in premium galvanized panels pays dividends in their longevity. It’s a strategic move that lessens the frequency of panel replacements, ensuring that your livestock management system remains both robust and reliable over the years. At DB Fencing, we’ve committed ourselves to this philosophy of offering unbeatable quality. But there’s more to our approach than just ensuring longevity.

We understand that value for money is paramount for our clients. That’s why we’ve positioned our pricing strategy to be as competitive as possible, without ever compromising on the quality that has become our hallmark. We’ve pledged to undercut the market prices for raw materials by 10%, adopting a thin profit margin approach. This commitment means our clients not only invest in top-grade portable cattle yards but do so knowing they’re getting the best possible deal on the market.

This pricing strategy reflects our dedication to fostering long-term relationships with our clients, built on trust, quality, and unmatched value. At DB Fencing, it’s not just about making a sale; it’s about providing solutions that contribute to the success and efficiency of your farming operations for years to come.

Navigating Procurement Pitfalls

When buying from Chinese manufacturers, the journey can sometimes feel like you’re trying to find your way through a dense fog. You’re faced with a mix of quality inconsistencies and the hurdle of overcoming communication barriers. Yet, with the right insights and a keen eye for detail, it’s possible to navigate these challenges successfully.

Quality Assessment

It’s essential to do your homework before making a purchase. Dive deep into the manufacturer’s history, understand their commitment to maintaining quality, and sift through feedback from their past customers. While platforms like Alibaba can give you a broad overview, having a direct conversation with the manufacturer provides clarity and assurance.

A common issue faced by Australian buyers involves engaging with some less reputable suppliers from Anping, China. These suppliers often lure customers in with the promise of low prices. However, the catch is in the compromise – substituting quality with inferiority, scrimping on production processes, and delivering products that are easily deformed, scratch-prone, or rusted. The most egregious of these practices involves reducing the thickness of the pipes to turn a higher profit, a fact that vigilant customers can uncover through weight verification.

At DB Fencing, we take a different path. Our commitment is to craft cattle panels that not only meet but exceed our clients’ expectations. We use a hot-dipped galvanization process to ensure our products stand strong against rust for 15-20 years. We adhere to standard weights in our production, embodying our pledge towards quality and integrity. We stand by our word, offering substantial compensation for any discrepancies. This approach isn’t just about maintaining quality; it’s about building trust and ensuring that our clients know they are receiving the best possible products from us.

Installation Matters

Getting your portable cattle yards set up correctly is more than just a step in the process; it’s crucial for ensuring everything works as it should, keeping both the livestock and the people working around them safe. It’s about taking a good look at the lay of the land, figuring out the easiest ways to get around, and making sure the setup suits the animals you’re working with.

DIY vs. Professional Installation

While it’s true that many farmers have the know-how and the hands-on skills to put up their cattle yards, there’s a lot to be said for bringing in the pros. Professionals can make sure that everything is set up not just to work, but to work safely and last long. At DB Fencing, we’re not just about selling you panels; we’re here to guide you through making them a part of your farm. Here’s a walk-through of the installation process to help you decide the best route for you:

  1. Planning Your Layout: Start by sketching out where you want your cattle yard to go. Think about how your livestock moves and what makes sense for daily operations. You’ll need to consider the slope of the land, water drainage, and how accessible the area is for both animals and vehicles.
  2. Preparing the Site: Once you’ve got your plan, it’s time to prepare the site. This means clearing the area of any debris, rocks, or vegetation that might get in the way of your installation. If the ground is uneven, you might need to do a bit of leveling.
  3. Laying Out the Panels: Before you start securing anything, lay out your panels according to your plan. This is your chance to make any last-minute adjustments to the layout without too much hassle.
  4. Securing Panels Together: With everything laid out, start connecting the panels. If you’re working with our panels, you’ll use the pins, lugs, and chains we’ve provided. Make sure every connection is tight and secure to prevent any movement.
  5. Anchoring to the Ground: Depending on the design and your specific needs, you may need to anchor the panels to the ground. This could involve driving stakes into the ground or setting posts in concrete for a more permanent setup.
  6. Final Checks: With everything installed, take a walk around your new cattle yard. Check every joint, every gate, and every possible point of entry or exit. You’re looking for any potential safety hazards or areas where livestock could escape.

For example, if you’re setting up a series of panels on a slight incline, you’ll need to ensure that all connections are doubly secure to handle the added pressure from livestock moving uphill or downhill. Or if you’re in a particularly windy area, extra anchoring might be necessary to keep everything in place.

At DB Fencing, we understand the temptation and potential cost savings of a DIY installation, but we also know the value of getting things right the first time. That’s why we offer detailed guides and support to all our customers, ensuring that your installation process is as smooth and as safe as possible. Whether you’re a seasoned hand at setting up cattle yards or this is your first go, we’re here to help you get it right.

Frank Zhang

Frank Zhang

Hi, I’m Frank Zhang, the founder of DB Fencing, I’ve been running a factory in China that makes metal fences for 12 years now, and the purpose of this article is to share with you the knowledge related to metal fences from a Chinese supplier’s perspective.

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