Tullamore Farm recently made a major investment in the animal handling facilities in place on the farm. The current facilities on the main yard made handling large numbers of cattle a slow and taxing job. This new investment was seen as a way of allowing the farm manager Shaun Diver to manage the 100-cow suckler herd more efficiently and, vitally, more safely.
The unit is made up of two large holding pens which then feed into a semi-circular forcing pen (picture one). This helps to guide cattle towards the mouth of the crush (picture two).