Cattle handling facilities are used to confine cattle safely and efficiently for close observation and to perform routine health and management procedures. Adequate facilities are an essential part of an efficient cattle operation for any producer who wants to improve marketing, cattle health, and production. A well-planned handling facility can help you save money by making easier practices such as preventive health management, pregnancy testing, implanting, controlling parasites, vaccinating, castrating, and dehorning.
Bicudo, José R.; McNeill, Samuel G.; Turner, Larry W.; Burris, Roy; and Anderson, John, "Cattle Handling Facilities: Planning, Components, and Layouts" (2002). Agricultural Engineering Extension Publications. 13.