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The Latest Designs and Ideas

for 'One-Man' Cattle Corrals 

 Dozens of brilliant ideas from 'down under' to incorporate

into any new or existing corral 

 "I don't know where you get your ideas but darn they work! Phillip G., MO., USA

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

 Safe Cattle Handling


In the hundreds of corrals I've worked in I've seen more accidents in the crowding pen than anywhere else. But this raised central walkway eliminates the need to get into the pen - making it much safer.  Cattle naturally circle around you into the chute, and it's easy to move between pen and chute.

  There are 5 different versions of this design, including:

*  A centre platform pen with a full circle gate which 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 chute 1, and clockwise to fill chute 2.   This system greatly speeds up cattle handling.  

See package # 3 for full details of all 5  'central platform' designs. 




        80 brilliant ideas from 'down under' to

incorporate into any new or  existing corral. Including:

* 12 corral features that improve cattle flow

* 10 features that make a corral safer to work in

* 18 ways to reduce labor in a corral

* 8 ways to entice cattle through a corral

* 22 ways to save costs building a corral

  (saving you hundreds or dollars on materials)

Plus 10 layouts suggesting how to incorporate these ideas & features

Package of 80 ideas with 10 layouts .......$45.00.  


    Gate L 1 How One Man Corrals started

 A New Zealand farm magazine was offering $10 for a good farm idea. I'd been disease testing cattle in New Zealand for 17 years and had worked in hundreds of different cattle corrals, so I draw up 11 different ideas 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, they made it into their feature article (front page) - and paid me $150.00 for it! I started taking cattle corral designing a little more seriously and within 3 years I had left my secure Government job and was designing cattle corrals full time. My “One-Man” corrals worked so well they featured in many magazines in New Zealand and Australia, and then later in the U.S. and Canada . They have to date featured in over 50 cattle magazine articles in 5 countries.

I have added over 100 new ideas to those original 11, and put them into the packages below - along with 18 of the best One-Man layouts (scale plans).Cost-saving and safety are the major focus of my designs. And low-labor cattle handling. 



  There are 3 different packages.

Each package comes in 3 forms - ONLINE, BOOK or CD

 The ONLINE packages you have within 24 hours.

  A BOOK or  CD - takes 10-14 days* (see below) 

 * * * * * * * * 

 There are 2 options for viewing the ONLINE cattle corral packages.

 Option 1.  Free look


As I've done for 25 years I can send you either of the 2 smaller online packages for a 7-day free look.

 If you think it's value for money you pay for it (see prices below) if not I simply trust that you will delete the designs from your computer.

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

Option 2.  Buy with a 100% money back guarantee.



Ideas that keep saving you money for the life of your corral.

( All in PDF format - easy to download and print)


6 layouts + 40 ideas  (60 diagrams) .....$US35.00

The 6 layouts in this package are for small herds. I can add layouts that handle cattle and sheep together - free on request (with any of these 3 packages).


12 layouts + 80 ideas (120 diagrams) ....$US55.00


18 layouts +120 ideas (180 diagrams).... $US77.00 *


Package 3 includes all the ideas in packages 1 & 2.


* The online package (PDF format - quick and easy to download) saves you $42.00 on the book version and you have it 10-14 days sooner.

Also it's harder to lose (unless you lose your computer) and you can alter or play with the plans your computer before printing them.

If the ideas in your package alone don't save you hundreds of dollars in materials alone I'll give you a full and immediate refund, no questions.

If you'd prefer to pay by cash (U.S. notes OK) just tell me you've mailed it and I'll send your package on trust.

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


"These plans are just awesome." Fred L TX. USA

"These plans will save me thousands of dollars, I'm impressed." Laurtie K. New Zealand

"I really appreciate your ideas let me tell you. Great ideas to save money." Ron P., SC. USA.

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

"Your plans are excellent and very clearly laid out even for a novice like me." M. D. Australia.  


The Packages Include: 


18 One-Man and 2-man layouts (scale plans)  

20  ways to reduce corral material costs

   ( including how to build a corral for 1/3 the normal cost )

18 ways to reduce corral labor;

15 ways to make your corral safer - especially for one person operation.

8 ways to entice cattle into and through a corral (reducing stress, costs, time and labor).

* Full measurements for fence heights, chute widths, post depths.....all summerized on back page.

* A clever easy way to locate every post position on the ground.


BOOKS    (10-14 day delivery )


Book with 6 layouts + 40$59.00

Book with 12 layouts + 80$79.00

Book with 18 layouts +120 ideas$119.00


CD's    (10-14 day delivery)


CD with 6 layouts + 40 ideas$47.00
CD with 12 layouts + 80 ideas$65.00

CD with 18 layouts +120 ideas$85.00

 (all prices include p & h)

Just one of these ideas can save you many times the cost of the package.

"Firstly congratulations on your first class cattle yard plans, secondly congratulations on the way they work". Doug J. New Zealand.  

Doug was one of the first to build my corrals and literally halved his cattle handling time. His cattle manager Gary later commented "Cattle flow so well we don't even use sticks any more".


 The 3 Principles of Corral Design



 Cattle - like us - would rather be enticed than forced  (more carrot and less stick). Less stick means less stress and also less labor required to do the forcing, and therefore much safer corrals as cattle are calmer and less dangerous to handle.

There are 4 things you can use to entice cattle into and through a corral.

a/ Their desire to escape.

Always hide the closed end of a pen or chute so it appears to be a possible escape route.

Also once they see they're trapped, cattle tend to head back towards the corral entry gate.

You can use this natural movement to improve cattle flow into the chute. And for sorting.

b/ Companionship.

Using a few quieter cattle, or just one really quiet animal, in a decoy pen or chute, can help draw other animals into the corral or chute.

c/ Water and Food.

Where cattle know there is water and/or food in the corral, or chute, they'll come in much easier.

d/ Familiarity

The way dairy cows readily enter the parlor for their twice a day milking shows how routine and familiarity can help to quieten and move cattle. 


1/ Cattle tend to circle their handler, so with the working area inside the corral, curved fences enhance this natural flow (plus you have quicker - and safer - access to the whole corral).

2/ A circular corral automatically eliminates 4 corners – enhancing cattle flow.

3/ A circlular corral has 12% less perimeter fence than a square corral the same size

and up to 20% less than a rectangle. A 12 – 20% saving in perimeter fencing.

4/ A circular pen - with a central working area - puts you in full control of the pen, in perfect safety.

5/ A curved chute hides the closed end of the chute – drawing cattle forward.



One-Man sorting


. Narrow pens have 5 advantages over wide pens:

A/ They prevent a large mob from 'milling' (circling) making cattle handling easier and safer, especially for one person.

B/ One person (with a flag-stick in each hand) can manage the full width of the pen.

C/ Curved narrow pens draw cattle through them.

D/ Cattle naturally move towards the gates at either end, and

E/ Sorting cattle is easier in a narrow pen.

 All the layouts in the packages - One-Man and 2-man - are designed on the above princples.


"Thank you for your great ideas. Many people are impressed" Nathan, MT. USA