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Cattle Yards & Handling, NZ-wide

Riverdown Steel products are a trusted solution for all cattle handling and yard needs. Our steel cattle yards are designed and manufactured to the highest standards, using premium European steel that is hot dip galvanized in our state-of-the-art factory, ensuring exceptional durability and long working life for all our products.

Quality and Compatibility

All yard components are interchangeable and compatible with all crushes and headbails, giving you the flexibility you need to create the perfect cattle handling system. Our commitment to quality means that every product we sell meets the highest industry standards, giving farmers across New Zealand and Australia peace of mind when it comes to their livestock.

Custom Solutions

If you require larger cattle yards or have specific design needs, our team is ready to assist. We offer customized designs upon request, and you can even create your own, tailored to your farm's unique requirements. At Riverdown Steel, we understand that every farm is different, and we're here to help you make the most of your investment.

* All prices exclude GST.



1. What is hot dip galvanizing, and why is it important for cattle yards?

Hot dip galvanizing is a process that involves immersing steel in a bath of molten zinc to create a protective coating. This coating not only enhances the aesthetics of your cattle yards but also provides excellent corrosion resistance. It ensures that your cattle handling equipment remains sturdy and rust-free for many years.

2. What are the advantages of using steel cattle yards?

Steel cattle yards offer several advantages, including strength, longevity, and ease of maintenance. They are designed to withstand the rigors of farming and can safely contain livestock, ensuring the safety of both farmers and animals.

3. How can I download standard plans for cattle yards?

You can easily download our standard plans for cattle yards from our website. We provide a range of options to suit different farming needs, making it convenient for you to choose the right design for your operation.

4. Do you provide installation services for your cattle yards?

Yes, we offer installation services to ensure that your cattle handling system is set up correctly. Our experienced team will deliver and install the equipment on-site, working closely with you to meet your specific requirements.

5. What sets Riverdown Steel apart from other cattle yard manufacturers in New Zealand?

Riverdown Steel takes pride in its commitment to quality, durability, and customer satisfaction. Our cattle yards and handling equipment have been developed and proven in collaboration with farmers. We work closely with our clients to design and deliver top-notch solutions that provide excellent value for money.

6. Can your cattle yards be used in conjunction with other livestock handling equipment?

Yes, our cattle yards can be easily integrated with other livestock handling equipment such as ramps, drafting systems, and cattle crushes. This compatibility allows for a seamless cattle flow and efficient farm management.

7. What is the significance of cattle flow in a farming operation?

Cattle flow refers to the smooth movement of cattle within a handling system. Efficient cattle flow is essential for reducing stress on animals and ensuring the safety of both livestock and farmers. Our cattle yards are designed to optimize cattle flow, making your farm operations more streamlined and productive.

8. How do your cattle handling solutions contribute to farm safety?

Farm safety is a top priority for us. Our cattle yards are designed with safety in mind, featuring secure gates, panels, and headbails that minimize the risk of accidents during handling. Additionally, our robust equipment provides a stable and secure environment for both farmers and livestock.

9. Can your cattle yards be used for other livestock, such as sheep?

While our primary focus is on cattle handling solutions, many farmers have successfully adapted our equipment for use with sheep and other livestock. Our versatile designs and interchangeable components make it possible to create customized solutions for various livestock handling needs.

Riverdown Steel is your go-to partner for all your cattle handling and yard needs in New Zealand and Australia. With our top-quality products, exceptional customer service, and a commitment to your success, we're here to assist you in creating a safe and efficient farming environment. Invest in the best, invest in Riverdown Steel.

Coupling Rod

  • Coupling rod for portable cattle yards
  • Connects panels securely for stability
  • Constructed from durable galvanized steel for longevity
  • Easy to use and compatible with other yards


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Portable or fixed cattle hurdles

  • versatile cattle hurdles for portable or fixed use
  • made of high-quality galvanized steel for durability
  • easy to connect and use, with a range of panel options
  • compatible with other Riverdown Steel cattle handling products

From $345+GST

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Race joining arches with and without gates

  • available with or without gates for flexibility in cattle handling
  • durable construction with high-quality galvanized steel
  • easy to assemble and disassemble for convenient portability
  • compatible with other cattle yard components for customization

From $220+GST

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Sliding gate

Stops the next animal in the race

  • sliding gate for easy cattle handling
  • durable construction with galvanized steel for corrosion resistance
  • smooth sliding action with minimal noise
  • compatible with other yards and panels


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