Over 25 years experience in research, design, and construction of facilities for happier healthier animals

Humane Cattle Pen and Corral Plans

R-1 Facility Drawing Close-Up


31 unique plans

Feed Yard Drawing 6

Feed Yard

9 unique plans

Slaugtherhouse Drawing 3


12 unique plans

Humane Livestock Handling” authored by Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing


Learn how humanely handling your livestock can improve your farm’s day-to-day operation and profitability. Stressing the importance of understanding livestock behavior, Temple Grandin and Mark Deesing show you how to develop a respectful working relationship with your animals to promote their health and productivity. The book includes dozens of detailed construction plans for ranches, feed yards, and large and small meat processing plants. The book contains animal-friendly facilities for low-stress handling and tips for moving your livestock on pastures, padlocks, and feedlot pens. This guide has everything you need to know to create a comfortable atmosphere for thriving, happy livestock.
Mark Deesing and Temple Grandin

Deesing Cattle Pen & Corral Designs

Deesing Livestock Handling Systems, is an international design and consulting company specializing in handling system design and animal behavior consulting based in  Utah, USA. We combine construction engineering and principles discovered by animal behavior research to ensure the humane treatment of all livestock, wildlife, and zoo species. Our specialty is corral pens for cattle, bison, and pigs.

Animal welfare has “come of age” recently as one of the worlds great movements of social change. In cattle production systems, attention to animal welfare, and specifically humane handling methods are known to improve weight gain, reduce sickness and injuries, improve meat quality, improve food safety, and increase economic returns. In order to increase consumer confidence, a proactive approach to animal welfare concerns should be forefront in your planning and management strategies.