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iSheep®Farm - Sheep Yard Taranaki

Year Completed

2018

Location

Inglewood

Objectives

Modernise and Re align yards with existing woolshed and paddock lead ins. New shed/ roof connected to Shearing shed

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Compact high performance Perma Yard steel and polybelt sheep yard for general work and drafting, link in to woodshed


Erection of yards start on concrete pad under cover
Erection of yards start on concrete pad under cover
Construction
Construction
S bend from Bugel force to drafter
S bend from Bugel force to drafter
Draft exit
Draft exit
Perma Yards, performance through, quality and design
Perma Yards, performance through, quality and design
The plan
The plan
In action
In action
Drafting made ezy
Drafting made ezy
 

iSheep®Farm - Kelso Sheep Yards

Year Completed

2005

Location

Kelso

Objectives

Efficient high through put drafting and handling yards

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Streamlined Perma Yards under cover for scanning and handling with dual overlap of working mobs and working area through dual bugle design


Early morning start
Early morning start
Materials ready to be installed
Materials ready to be installed
Outside post and gates concreted in
Outside post and gates concreted in
Large Lead in pens
Large Lead in pens
Bugles and S curves to increase flow
Bugles and S curves to increase flow
Long working race
Long working race
 

Effluent Management - Effluent Storage Solution

Year Completed

2019

Location

Fielding

Objectives

Integrated storage for effluent during wet times ( up to 3 weeks)

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

1000 Cube Flexitank Round with man hole 1200 by 1200 for future stirrer if needed. Drain on side back to the sump, fill in center direct from shed pump. This farm featured in an article in the Dairy Exporter in September/October 2019


Prepped site ready to go
Prepped site ready to go
Lift on to site
Lift on to site
Roll out on site prepped with geotextile
Roll out on site prepped with geotextile
Center Fill at manhole
Center Fill at manhole
Overall Site view after completion
Overall Site view after completion
 

Dairy Housing - Calf Rearing And Calving All Indoors

Objectives

2009-2010

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This facility was designed to rear 1000 calves all indoors. With a collapsible gate system, the facility can be completely cleaned. Robotic feeding of milk and pellets for maximum growth of the replacement stock was seen as vital to grow the calves to top young stock and future cows.





 

Dairy Housing - Conversion Herring Bone Shed

Objectives

2011-2012

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project was mainly managed by the owners, with a level of assistance provided by Cowhouse Consulting regarding the location of the dairy layout (critical) and yard design, as well as some key points of advice regarding necessary considerations during the project.

On the subject of locating a dairy, Cowhouse and/or related infrastructure.. all projects I have been involved in, and where we spent considerable time exploring the ins and outs of locating infrastructure, the final outcome has been significantly better and more considered. Funds well spent.



 

Dairy Housing - Cowhouse 600 Cows Otago

Objectives

2007-2008

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Hybrid development for 600 cow dairy herd. Wet areas in winter and spring determined that gains could be made by fully housing cows over winter, and part-time housing in spring and autumn. The development was a challenge due to low water tables and falls.

Effluent management was a critical part of the project.

An off farm owner farm management approach provided an additional challenge.





 

Dairy Housing - Cowhouse Hybrid 740 Cows Southland

Objectives

2013

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

The project is in the deep South, where key drivers are managing the environmental extremes and providing sustainable wintering options. This facility is designed to optimise animal well-being and feed utilisation. Commissioned May 2013.

In the first year of use the SCC dropped significantly in comparison to previous years. This is in line with what we find elsewhere in NZ in well designed and managed systems. Contrary to some overseas data, NZ cows under a pasture based wintering model are subject to prolonged wet and muddy conditions, and it is likely that this environment is far more damaging to cows than a dry, clean housed system will ever be. Low SCC data trends also suggest cows are not under stress and thus well adjusted to housed systems.






 

Dairy Housing - Cowhouse Hybrid Central Otago

Objectives

2013

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Hybrid facility for wintering and extended season objectives.

This location required careful land management and feed utilization.

Feasibility to realisation advice and support was provided, as well as the source and supply of sludge management systems and animal grooming brushes.



 

Dairy Housing - Cowhouse Outram

Objectives

Project 400-800 Cows 2015-2016

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

An existing feed pad with limitations was to be converted to a housing facility. The design of the feed pad was done without consideration for future proofing the design, and as such may become obsolete.

A new master plan was developed for housing all 800 cows starting with a stage one project feed lane with scraper lanes and roof structure.



 

Dairy Housing - Cowhouse Wintering Barn

Objectives

1998-2000

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

One of the first wintering barns in Southland. Initial discussions and design criteria were to create a cost effective model for NZ conditions and economic models. Supply of all sludge pumping systems.






 

Dairy Housing - Dairy House Taranaki

Objectives

Project 400 Cows Dairy House 2015-2016

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

A project on a highly productive farm for a Hybrid model incorporating the Dairy House design.

This very clean and bird proof design is ideal for herds of up to 400-450 Cows. Great ventilation and light distribution.






 

Dairy Housing - Ecobag Nutrient Capture

Objectives

Fde Storage And Management

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Conversion in Rangiora, large dairy with feed pad. 3 Pivots, limited space for dairy and surrounding infrastructure. 7000 open pond required under pond calculator. ECOBAG provided solution for 3500 Cube, include Greenwash and separation( GEA) System compliant on 1000 cube initial storage for recirculating greenwash, 2500 Cube for longer term wet period storage and re injection to Pivot Irrigation system. No smell , no crusting, no danger of people falling into an open pond, best of all no rainwater storage.



 

Dairy Housing - Herringbone Shed Conversion

Objectives

2011-2012

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project involved designing and planning the conversion of a sheep farm property to dairying.

Specific skills were exercised to confine all earthworks to clear specifications and a fixed price.

Extensive time was spent on shed positioning to ensure all aspects of weather, cow flow and people ergonomics were taken into account. Cow handling, exit yard design and related cow flow were also high on the agenda.






 

Dairy Housing - Open To Air Freestall™

Objectives

New Design Open To Air Freestall

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project is being developed in Canterbury and is designed to create an effective, efficient, environmentally sustainable, best animal well-being model of dairy housing.

This high producing facility will have Lely robotic milking equipment facilities.






 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 1000 Cows

Objectives

2011-2012

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This freestall Cowhouse was built in the deep south to very high specifications, particular in relation to silage and sludge facilities/management. Cowhouse Consulting provided general advice and background information. TechniPharm Brouwers provided the Polysoft cow mats and all heavy duty side curtains. A great project which will last a long time.





 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 1100 Cows

Objectives

2010-2011

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project was an integration of 2 farms into one, with use of a Cowhouse hybrid facility for 1100 cows (Cowhouse for 750 cows). The cows rotate through the facility in 3 herds; high producing, winter milking and lower producing cows.

The facility was built complete with silage bunkers and a vege waste bunker.

A complex traffic management roundabout and interlinking tracks to and from the dairy required a good understanding, as well as and detailed planning of "how this would all work".

A 7500 cube effluent sludge storage facility ensure this property is self sustaining in nutrients and has sufficient storage for many months if the ground is wet.

In 2013/2014 cow numbers increased to 1400, with the herd using the facility in split herd capacity to maximise the investment. The capture of the nutrients drives fertiliser cost down and feed harvested has increased as a result of no winter purging. Nutrient is applied in applications of 2-3 mm when grass is in a growth phase.






 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 1200 Cows 2014

Objectives

Sth Canterburry "revolving Herd"

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project involves a 1200 cow herd which is milked every 16 hours in split herds. The Cowhouse will be used as a feeding area and for the containment for nutrients.

Spring and Autumn will provide the additional comfort and feed needed to peak cows and save pasture.

800 cows will be wintered, of which a portion will be winter milked.

The objective of the farm owner is to be "self contained" and not be dependent on wintering off-farm or having growth restrictions due to N llimitations.



 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 350 Cows

Objectives

2009-2010

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This facility close to Milton is a "smaller" facility for 350 cows. The location is wet and cold, particularly in July and August. Cows were up to their udders in mud and simply not performing as they could have been. Since the facility was completed the owners have never looked back. Cows doing well, land and grass performing and the bank manager is happy.



 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 380 Cows

Objectives

2010-2011

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Coastal land is in many areas subject to low lying water issues. Growing plenty of grass when the sun shines, but access can be shocking.

The owners of this property were ready to move off the farm and start again somewhere else. Instead, they invested in a very realistic hybrid development designed and built to a high standard for very well producing cows.

Today the farm is well on track for projected production targets which were detailed in a feasibility study ahead of the project development.

Managed by husband and wife and one staff member, there is no more work, but plenty more results. This facility was the first in the country to have a calving area designed within the Cowhouse.






 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 600 Cows

Objectives

2007-2008

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This hybrid freestall Cowhouse was one of the first to be designed and built in Otago.

Wet and wild winters drove the owners to think about moving. A new lease of life was created and farm results and profits have gone up too.

Now cows are comfortable and happy, come winter or shine..and the owners and workers no longer battle mud.





 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 600 Cows S Cant.

Objectives

2007-2008

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project was the first Cowhouse on the other side of the Waitaki river for a winter milking property. TMR feeding was resulting in much paddock waste, and wet ground was very challenging in winter. Now fully hybrid integrated with a new dairy, this is a good example of 365 days a year use of all available resources.

In 2012/2013 this property will be milking 1200 cows in 2 herds which will spent 12 hours inside 12 hours outside rotation per herd.

Needles to say,this operation is very profitable and fully environmentally sustainable, and very little to no artificial fertilser is imported onto this farm.

2014 cow numbers have increased to 1400 with the property receiving a new resource consent, reflecting the best use nutrients collected and reduced leaching.



 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 650 Cows

Objectives

2006-2007

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This facility was the first in Tapanui, and new standards of cow comfort were established. High BW cows can only perform if they are "well watered and well fed".

Through smart design and infrastructure decisions, and with excellent management this farm achieves one of the higher MS/cow in the country.

Now in its seventh year, the cow mats used in this system could be lifted up and cleaned to look like new. Cows continue to do well and the farm is a high performing, well maintained and managed farm.

It is a good example of an Otago high efficiency farm utilising feed and nutrients to the best standards.






 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse 900 Cows

Objectives

2011-2012

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Lake Ellesmere is surrounded by dairy farms and is coming to grips with potential environmental sustainable systems ensuring water quality.

The objective of this large 900 cow hybrid Cowhouse was to create a much more sustainable platform for land, grass and cows.

The water table can be very high here and cows can do a lot of damage in a short period of time. Restoring land and pasture takes time, and long term grass production was severely affected. Cows never really "took off" and a vicious circle of events ruled the farm and drove the owners to desperation.

Now fully integrated, this property is set to break new records on all fronts, particularly environmentally. A new 12 million litre capacity concrete pond was designed to allow full containment of a full year of both Cowhouse and dairy shed effluent. N leaching is now less than 10 kg/ha for up to 1500 cows.

Minister of Ag Hon. Nathan Guy visitd the Cowhouse in August 2014 ( source twitter).




 

Dairy Housing - Project Cowhouse Hybrid Lower Massey Uni.

Objectives

Project Completion 2013

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Cowhouse for Massey University with the aim of providing NZ-based research outcomes and a working model for sustainability results. This has been a great project, and congratulations to Massey's team for the position taken as the first University farm in NZ to have a proper freestall Cowhouse .

Working with a university research team is nothing like working with farmers, that said the challenges encountered were refreshing, with many questions posed. This process underlined the fact that the amount of knowledge which still needs to find its way to the NZ farming community about housing cows is huge.

This will be a project to watch as over the next few years. Some interesting data will become available which will help many farmers understand housing cows better, and create confidence around the "new farming model".








 

Dairy Housing - Project Gallery

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

The below stated projects are a selection of projects either completed or under feasibility evaluation.

We respect that our clients' time is valuable, and they do not need to have their investment developments totally exposed to the general public.

If you wish to speak to clients we have completed projects for please ask us and we will facilitate a meeting or contact.

0800 80 90 98
hj@cowhouse.co.nz

Developments in progress and project completed:

Dairy conversions
Herringbone shed developments
Dairy Housing designs
Large concrete lined effluent pond and stirring system
Ecobag Nutrient Capture storage system
Conversion of slatted shelter facility to Dairy Housing
Robotic milking, fully housed facility
Hybrid Cowhouse development
Dairy conversion feasibilities
Robotic milking hybrid development
Dairy plant evaluation and assessment for warranty matters
Auto drafting project for dairy shed
Dairy handling and EID automation yard for large dairy development
Feasibility for Hybrid 900 cow winter milk project
Feasibility for low water table environmental sensitive area development
Investment consortium proposal for Hybrid farm development
Herringbone shed and extended feed areas development
Closed Loop feasibility for Lake water improvement through N reduction farm systems






 

Dairy Housing - Project Rotary Dairy

Objectives

2009-2010

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project was a complete design build from the ground up for an all year round facility. Every part of the project was considered and discussed with the farmer before the "go ahead" was given.
Working with the farmer to design the whole operation was a pleasure and challenge at the same time. Deadlines where tight as we moved from the old shed to the new shed in between milking. A very worthwhile project with a great result.



 

Dairy Housing - Renovation Kaitangata

Objectives

2009-2010

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

This project involved the conversion of an old sheep shed into a dairy housing facility for around 100 winter milking cows. The core of the project revolved around providing integrated, automated scrapers in 3 lanes at 90 degree angles to allow for all lanes to be kept clean.

An extended area was provided with Polysoft and a cow brush was also installed.

Interesting challenges with the outcome a practical, good long term solution.




 

Dairy Housing - Renovation Kaitangata Cowhouse

Objectives

2009-2010

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

A facility built in the late 70s to the then best EU standards, and well ahead of its time in NZ. It served the owner and its cows for over 40 years! Cows where still on straw in short stalls and there were narrow scraper lanes which needed manual cleaning.

A complete re-design using all existing space better, and installing no-maintenance polysoft bedding and automatic scrapers brought this facility up to date with minimal cost. There is no feeding inside as cows are only inside at night.




 

Dairy Housing - Replacement Herringbone Shed

Objectives

2011-2012

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

The owner of this farm wanted to create a new, low cost 40 aside herringbone shed on a more centrally located part of the farm. The location was selected carefully and was well considered.

Planning budgets and specifications had to be very tight and closely monitored to final outcomes. Over the duration of the project some variations where implemented. Yard design, including handling and fully automatic drafting facilities were a key driver in the final design.





 

Dairy Housing - Two Years On Production Up 40% And Environmentally Sustainable

Objectives

Garrett Family Received Award

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Two years on from changing their farm system, in addition to many years of planting trees and scrubs the Garrett family received this award.

Caring for the environment and producing more milk can go hand in hand.

Congratulations to the Garrett family.



 

Dairy Housing - Village Milk Cowhouse

Objectives

Smallest Cowhouse In Nz 2015- 2016

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Smallest Cowhouse in NZ, Oxford (SI) Village milk is a 20 cow dairy farm which produces raw milk and sells this trough a vending machine, its very popular! The cows are milked trough a 10 asside herringbone...(just one row each side and the whole herd is done, nice.. The cows live mostly in the paddock but Geoff and Sandra Roundtree have been uncomfortable with cows being outside in adverse and winter conditions, simply their clients did not like it either to see cows in mud... So now after some modification to an existing shed, we helped them getting this sorted, and now there is a small 20 Stall Cowhouse.... Great effort Geoff and Sandra.
Google them at Village Milk Oxford





 

Smart-Yards™ - New replacement yard

Year Completed

2015

Location

Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd., Masterton

Objectives

Replace old timber yard with a low maintenance, safe and simple yard where one man can manage by himself if necessary.

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

An effective smart yard with a concrete base in the main high pressure work area. Simple to use with perfect weighing area and vet facilities.


Site all ready to go...
Site all ready to go...
Careful preparation for installing handler and force area.
Careful preparation for installing handler and force area.
Hydra-Commander first in place.
Hydra-Commander first in place.
Setting panels in place.
Setting panels in place.
Securing all panels and gates to concrete.
Securing all panels and gates to concrete.
Safe and clean area, Hydra-Commander all set on scales.
Safe and clean area, Hydra-Commander all set on scales.
Cat-walk and curved panels.
Cat-walk and curved panels.
Silent pins to reduce noise.
Silent pins to reduce noise.
Job complete in less than a day.
Job complete in less than a day.
 

Environmental - 2000 Cube Ecobag Nutrient Capture ( under construction)

Year Completed

2020

Location

Te Poi

Objectives

To store nutrients for beneficial seasonal determined use for Maize and pasture Potential flood wash to feed pad Utilisation existing pump and collection pond feed pad

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Ecobag 2000 Cube totally contained effluent nutrient storage Existing Dungbuster yard washing system in place for reduced shed water usage and time savings


Earthworks in full progress
Earthworks in full progress
Dungbuster on farm for reduced water usage
Dungbuster on farm for reduced water usage
 

Environmental - Flexitank Round 1000 Cube

Year Completed

2020

Location

Te Poi

Objectives

Provide additional storage for nutrients for use at times beneficial to the farm system. PTO pump to pump further way to paddocks not having benefitted from Effluent applications in the past

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Flexitank Round 1000 Cube placed below the Dairy for gravity feed to storage. PTO pump directly connected to the Flexitank Round to pump to further away paddocks


Perfect site preparations, nice sand bad and fully fenced off
Perfect site preparations, nice sand bad and fully fenced off
Placement of Flextitank Round in centre of site, lift off for roll out
Placement of Flextitank Round in centre of site, lift off for roll out
Roll out
Roll out
First stage of roll out
First stage of roll out
All set with outlets and valves
All set with outlets and valves
Overview, lay flat to centre manhole and inlet, PTO pump to outlet with return line for circular mixing
Overview, lay flat to centre manhole and inlet, PTO pump to outlet with return line for circular mixing
 

Environmental - Effluent Storage for hybrid farm

Year Completed

2019

Location

Ohaupo

Objectives

Extra storage on small strip of non utilised land next to dairy housing

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Customised Flexitank with rounded ends and narrow width



 

Environmental - Flexitank Round(tm) 1000 Cube

Year Completed

2019

Location

Cambridge Road Ohaupo

Objectives

Effluent storage which would use a piece of unused land and ideally would use all existing infrastructure ( sump and pump)

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Flexitank Round 1000 Cube bladder close to dairy and existing sump interconnecting with existing pump


Arrival on site and lift to Center 10 Am
Arrival on site and lift to Center 10 Am
Center Manhole 1200 by 1200 mm  and large centre Inlet
Center Manhole 1200 by 1200 mm and large centre Inlet
Roll out, bike and few people to sort 1.5 Hours
Roll out, bike and few people to sort 1.5 Hours
Valves and related fittings at sump end
Valves and related fittings at sump end
End result and layout
End result and layout
 

Environmental - Greenwash Dungbuster

Year Completed

2016

Location

Morrinsville ( David Sing)

Objectives

To utilise greenwash water from bio digester

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Greenwash Dual core Dungbuster(tm) system for both greenwash and clean wash when required


Dungbuster Greenwash dual core at work
Dungbuster Greenwash dual core at work
Nice clean yard saving many hours of work and water
Nice clean yard saving many hours of work and water
 

iDairy®Farm - Dairy Conversion Smart Yard

Year Completed

2019

Location

Corromandel

Objectives

Use of existing unused dairy shed at run off to provide for new handling facility for young stock and beef

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

A compact design Smart Yard system with easy flow and great handling facility


The overall plan
The overall plan
Entry to existing loading ramp
Entry to existing loading ramp
3600 entry lane gate
3600 entry lane gate
Midrange Handler
Midrange Handler
New grip catwalk
New grip catwalk
Curve race to Handler
Curve race to Handler
 

iDairy®Farm - Presto Shed Feed Storage Bin

Year Completed

2019

Location

Rerewhakaaitu

Objectives

Provide removable roof for existing structure bins with objective to keep feed dry and clean

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

PrestoShed Roof ( retractable) with gutters for rain diversion. New divider wall and rear wall ( concrete blocks)


Under construction
Under construction
Final product
Final product
Existing Structure wooden retainer walls only, concrete blocks added for separation and back wall
Existing Structure wooden retainer walls only, concrete blocks added for separation and back wall
 

iDairy®Farm - Youngstock and Dry Cows Handling Yard Large Capacity

Year Completed

2019

Location

Hunter Waimate

Objectives

Large mob handling for range of stock ranging from weaners Waiugu X, dairy heifers and dry cows frequent use, collection all effluent

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

High performance hydraulic handling system with Auto drafter under covered (previous sheep shed) and large mob lead in pens Full EID. Full Effluent containment. Concreted area 300 m2


Concrete read stamped for best traction
Concrete read stamped for best traction
Build in progress
Build in progress
Handling area, note concrete catwalks
Handling area, note concrete catwalks
Lead in to Force area
Lead in to Force area
Birds eye, note effluent collection on RH side
Birds eye, note effluent collection on RH side
 

iDairy®Farm - New Dairy, new Supreme Handler

Year Completed

2016

Location

Opunake

Objectives

To make handling, weighing, hoof trimming as Ezy as possible

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Top of the line Dairy handling for new shed


Offside showing side & vet gates
Offside showing side & vet gates
Operating side with scale monitor stand
Operating side with scale monitor stand
Split entry gate with single handle operation
Split entry gate with single handle operation
Overall view on operating side
Overall view on operating side
 

iDairy®Farm - Figure 8 yard

Year Completed

2000

Location

Taumarunui

Objectives

Create a high performance efficient handling facility for a dairy herd and replacement stock

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Figure 8 yard with electric backing gates full console control


The overall plan and view from the hill
The overall plan and view from the hill
Easy oversight from all angles
Easy oversight from all angles
Working the weights is easy as
Working the weights is easy as
 

iBeef®Farm - Cattle Yards for the Future

Year Completed

2020

Location

Waiouru

Objectives

Replacement of 100 year old yards with new modern high performance facilities for Angus breeding and finishing stock. Integration in remnants of old yard and lead in

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Work in progress completion scheduled April 22020


Yards as was
Yards as was
If these post could tell a story 100 years
If these post could tell a story 100 years
Work in progress for the new set up
Work in progress for the new set up
 

iBeef®Farm - Upgrade Cattle Handler

Year Completed

2020

Location

Featherston

Objectives

Upgrade of Dominator 12 years old to new technology with objective of increased speed and safety

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Infinity Handler custom build Hydraulic operation


In with the new, out with the old
In with the new, out with the old
Installation was quick and easy
Installation was quick and easy
Smart Yards now 12 years old, high throughput high performance
Smart Yards now 12 years old, high throughput high performance
 

iBeef®Farm - Wooden yard with handler

Year Completed

2020

Location

Hamurana

Objectives

Utilisation of wood yards with steel gates and well performing cattle handler

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Steel gates with Midranger cattle handler


Overview of yard
Overview of yard
Detailed photo of gates 1.6m high
Detailed photo of gates 1.6m high
Midranger cattle handler for superior handling (install to be completed)
Midranger cattle handler for superior handling (install to be completed)
 

iBeef®Farm - Bull Beef Yards

Year Completed

2019

Location

Amberley ( Cant)

Objectives

New yards for efficient Bull beef handling

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Bull Beef Hander and Navigator 360 Force and curved race


Site prepped
Site prepped
Installation
Installation
Bull Beef Handler and EID reader
Bull Beef Handler and EID reader
Yard Completed
Yard Completed
 

iBeef®Farm - High Performance Cattle Handler

Year Completed

2019

Location

Hunterville Hinau Station

Objectives

Create a significant upgrade of handling ability, speed and safety for new cattle yards

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

# 8 Hydraulic cattle handler and 3 way drafter it used to take a day to weigh cattle, now it takes 3 hours


New yards birds eye view
New yards birds eye view
Handler and drafter facility under cover
Handler and drafter facility under cover
Full  dashboard controls
Full dashboard controls
 

iBeef®Farm - High Performance Handler and Drafting

Year Completed

2019

Location

Cave

Objectives

High performance handling and auto drafting for short gestation herefords handling and stock sales facility with cover for staff comfort and weather sensitive cattle work ( Ai for instance)

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Highflow 260 Cattle Handler and HD EID driven Autodrafter and Operational cover Presto shed


Over head view of spear direction Highflow 260 Headbail for super comfortable and efficient handling
Over head view of spear direction Highflow 260 Headbail for super comfortable and efficient handling
Side view of Handler and Drafter
Side view of Handler and Drafter
Building the Presto Shed facility
Building the Presto Shed facility
Completed set up ready for action
Completed set up ready for action
Handler Console for make farming ezy benefits to all users
Handler Console for make farming ezy benefits to all users
 

iBeef®Farm - Load out and yard re alignment

Year Completed

2019

Location

Te Puke

Objectives

Re align a main road loading facility to compliance rules for trucks off road

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

New lead in force and race to loading ramp off the main road


Initial ground work and concrete boxing
Initial ground work and concrete boxing
New and old access to main road shown
New and old access to main road shown
Ready for yard install
Ready for yard install
 

iBeef®Farm - Trading Beef Handling Facility

Year Completed

2019

Location

Nelson

Objectives

High Performance, safe and efficient and high throughput cattle yards and handling system Data recording, weighing, drenching and general cattle work.

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Navigator 360 Force yard and funnel, Bull Beef Box Hydraulic and 3 way auto draft Fast flow receiving yards


Lead in race for large mobs
Lead in race for large mobs
Bull Beef box Hydraulic in place , note concrete catwalks
Bull Beef box Hydraulic in place , note concrete catwalks
3D Plan
3D Plan
Loading Ramp
Loading Ramp
Layout of the land and Yards
Layout of the land and Yards
 

iBeef®Farm - High Performance Quarantine Facility

Year Completed

2018

Location

South Island

Objectives

With up to 10.000 animal handling in some weeks this property needed high performance highly reliable and robust handling equipment. With up to 10 staff, vets and support staff in the yards for inspections and quality control the facilities had to be easy, safe and fast to operate. The handlers had to be integrated in current clients wooden yards.

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

A Highflow 260 Handler was installed in the main yards with a #8 hydraulic in the support yards. Annual Throughput up to 100.000 head. Now in year 3 these handlers have had the equivalent of 20 years use on an average farm. This test gives the future buyer of the TechniPharm Infinite Handlers a solid performance expectation record


Main yards and Highflow 260 on left
Main yards and Highflow 260 on left
# 8 Infinte handler in support yards
# 8 Infinte handler in support yards
 

iBeef®Farm - Handler to compliment existing yard

Year Completed

2017

Location

Taumarunui

Objectives

Upgraded handling facilities for run stock to increase throughput and safety

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Hydra Commander Cattle Handler with concertina headwall infinite lock and good head access, double sided squeeze for settling cattle quickly


Overall set up
Overall set up
Ready to do my tagging pls
Ready to do my tagging pls
Next mob to be brought in after my break
Next mob to be brought in after my break
 

iBeef®Farm - Smart Yards and intensive specialised handling facilities for Stud farm ( Twin Oaks)

Year Completed

2017

Location

Te Akau

Objectives

Provide for all Angus stud animals handling and sale yard interconnecting facilities

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Full HD Smart Yard with Circular Force lead, draft pens, draft circular pen, full working cover, Highflow260 cattle Handler and related EID and Weighsystem.


Initial site visits and planning meeting
Initial site visits and planning meeting
Earthworks and Concrete pour
Earthworks and Concrete pour
Good Progress
Good Progress
Nearly there
Nearly there
Great hold
Great hold
The design
The design
End Result
End Result
Semen Testing in full swing with Highflow260
Semen Testing in full swing with Highflow260
Proud to produce Beef Susan and Roger at Twin Oaks
Proud to produce Beef Susan and Roger at Twin Oaks
 

iBeef®Farm - Belted Galloway Yards

Year Completed

2013

Location

Te Awamutu

Objectives

Robust handling yards and Cattle Handler for one person operation

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Force with 360 gate concept was used here to allow for drafting and delivery to Handler in small mobs. Full spec Handler for all sizes of stock


The plan
The plan
Full concrete pad ready
Full concrete pad ready
Assembly
Assembly
Completed set up ready for action
Completed set up ready for action
 

iBeef®Farm - Cattle Yards and Handling system for 2000 Angus

Year Completed

2009

Location

Kawhia

Objectives

High performance stream lined yard and handling system for volume handling of beef stock ( mostly angus)

Make Farming Ezy Solution Provided

Integrated yards with curved race and 360 Force, large lead in pens linked to existing yards and receiving area. Air operated handler ( Highflow 260 Initial design and performance where tested here)


Yards as viewed from the air
Yards as viewed from the air
Yards in action
Yards in action
David Green Drenching in Highflow 260 Handler
David Green Drenching in Highflow 260 Handler
 

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