"One-Man" Cattle Corral Designs


Ingenious ideas from hundreds of corrals world-wide. 


The best 18 'One-Man' layouts,


120 ideas for safe, efficient gates,

chutes, squeezes, low-cost fences, loading,

weighing, sorting ..with many safety features.


  ( 180 diagrams avaliable for immediate download )


"These are the best ideas for working cattle I have ever seen."  Jerry S, TX, USA.


Any questions call me on (61) 481-188-656 (7pm CST is 11am here in Australia) or email me at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   (I'll reply within 24 hrs).

Happy to give free advice on any issues you have with your corral - cattle flow, chutes, safety...


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"These plans are good and we will build many corrals of this model in Texas". Joe R. USA.

"Cattle flow so well we don't even use sticks any more". Gary M. New Zealand.

"Wow, you have lots of fine ideas, Charlie wrote out the check after looking at the first 5 pages". Linda C. MO, USA.

"My neighbors were impressed with the ease of sorting...." Bill, Canada.


Safer Corrals

In the hundreds of corrals I worked in  (cattle yards , stockyards) in New Zealand, I saw more accidents in the crowding pen than anywhere else.  But a raised central walkway as shown eliminates the need to get into the pen - making it much safer.  It's makes for a clean comfortable area to work in. And cattle naturally circle around you into the chute.

 There are 5 different 'centre platform' designs including:

*  One where the gate moves only anti-clockwise - so theres no need to return the gate. This allows you to fill the pen behind the gate - saving time.

*  A centre platform pen with two chutes - swing the gate anti-clockwise to fill the first chute, and clockwise to fill the second chute. This system greatly speeds up cattle handling. 


UPDATE (Oct 2017)

This pen is now not only safer but faster than other crowding pens. A simple mechanism now allows the gate to turn full circle so you don't need to return the gate. Cattle can come in behind the gate and just continue on into the chute.

Detailed drawings free with orders this month. 


How "One-Man Corrals" began.


After 17 years disease testing cattle 'down under',  a magazine was offering $10 for a good farm idea. So I draw up 11 different ideas I had for gates, latches and chutes, and sent them in.  I thought they mIght use a couple of them.

Well not only did they use all 11 ideas, but they made it their front page article. And paid me $150.00 for it!  I started taking cattle corral designing a little more seriously.

A couple of years later my “One-Man” corrals began featuring in various cattle magazines as cattlemen found that, what used to take 2 or 3 handlers to do, now one person could do by themselves (to date 55 articles in magazines in 5 countries).  I continued to design more efficient corrals and added over 100 ideas to the original 11.  

These are now  available in 3 online packages - along with 18 of the best One-Man (and One-Woman) layouts (scale plans).  Safety is a major focus, as well as smooth cattle flow. Cost-saving and  low-labor cattle handling also.


The 120 IDEAS include:


* 25 ways to save on material costs when building a corral

* 20 ways to reduce labor in a corral

* 18 features that make a corral safer to work in

* 15 ideas to improve cattle flow in a corral

* 8 ways to entice cattle into and through a corral

Plus 18 layouts that incorperate all these ideas.


  "Your designs are the best I have seen so far, and I've looked at quite a few". Jim E. TX, USA

 "Thank you for your outstanding layout ideas". Kevin S. VA, USA.


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5 Ways we can help you

We can: Save you Money, Reduce Labour Needs, Reduce Stress, Safety Features and Handle larger numbers with ease.

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Customer Testimonials

I built one of your yards (corrals) 10 years ago and I still get a buzz out of working in them. Graham D. New Zealand

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