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 One-Man Cattle Corrals 


Proven savings in time & costs for cattlemen world-wide.


 (120 diagrams available for immediate download )


Safer  Corrals

I'd worked in hundreds of different corrals (cattle yards) in New Zealand disease testing cattle, and a farm 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 be able to use a couple of them.

Well not only did they use all the 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 many magazines, to date 55 articles in magazines in New Zealand, Australia,  South Africa, the U.S. and Canada.  Cattlemen were excited that - what used to take 2 or 3 people to do in a corral - they could now do by themselves.

I have since added over 100 new ideas to those original 11, and put them into the packages below - along with 18 of the best One-Man and 2-Man layouts (scale plans). Cost-saving and safety are the major focus of my designs - along with with low-labor cattle handling.

 Gate L 1

  Safe Crowding Pen

I've seen more accidents in crowding pens than anywhere else. Just that most of them require you to get in the pen with the cattle.

So I designed this raised central platform which eliminates the need to get into the pen - making it much safer.  Cattle naturally circle around you into the chute, and it's much easier 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.


The 120 NEW 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 including
*  8 ways to entice cattle into and through a corral

Plus 18 layouts that incorperate these ideas.

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


If you have any questions at all 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.                                           



  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 trust that you will delete the designs from your computer.

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

             3 ONLINE PACKAGES

(Prices are in US dollars)

6 layouts + 40 ideas  (60 diagrams) .....US $35.00  


The 6 layouts in this package are for small herds.


12 layouts + 80 ideas (120 diagrams) ....US $55.00


The 80 ideas in this package include all the ideas in package 1. 

I'll add layouts to suit your herd size.


18 layouts +120 ideas (180 diagrams).... US $77.00 *


The 120 ideas in package #3 include all the ideas in packages 1 & 2

and are relevent to any size corral. 

I'll add layouts to suit your herd size.


Available for immediate downloading 


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



* Pay in Aussie, Canada, Euro, S.Africa, Brazil or NZ currency (below)

The packages in PDF format - easy to download and print. Online package #3 saves you $42.00 on the book (below).  Plus you have it immediately. 

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

* I can add layouts that handle cattle & sheep/goats together to any package free.

* If the ideas don't save you hundreds of dollars in materials alone I'll give you an 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.

* If the PayPal button doesn't work for you (it happens occasionallly) please  email me and I'll send you an invoice that you can pay online to get your package. 

* 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.  


   *  Pay in Aussie dollars

       Canadian dollars

        South African

         Pay in Euros

        Kiwi dollars

       Brazilian Real


What cattlemen and other experts say:

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


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..


 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