Series 10 Standard

Series 10 Standard

The new Series 10 range of yards has evolved from customer feedback and incorporates the latest design technologies. Lightweight and easy to manoeuvre it is suitable for penning groups of 250 sheep. All gates and components are carried on the trailer yard base. The Standard is our most popular road towing trailer in the range. All yards are built in a modular format which allows you to add components as your flock grows, future proofing your investment. Our yards are manufactured by our team from our factory in Hampshire and are fully supported with after care sales and advice from our experts in stock control.

 

Whether you’re new to mobile yards or a seasoned user there is a wealth of information and practical advice available in our advice section . Use our product comparison table to help you select the right yard and our home page highlights the benefits of owning a Rappa mobile yard.

 

There are five other yards to choose from. The Series 8 includes; Smallholder and Buggy. The Series 10 includes; Compact and Super . The Series 12 includes; Super . If you would like more information or to place an order please call us 01264 810665. 

    • Suitable for penning up to 250 sheep
    • 20 x 7ft | 2.1m Aluminium Hurdles provide 140ft of penning. Can be increased by using a boundary fence
    • Yard base forms part of the sheep race when in use
    • Suitable for road towing. Gross weight under 750kg
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    • Make easy work of deployment with the high geared winch
    • Easy detachment of drawbar with NEW positioning hook
    • Less strain with light draw bar
    • Remove Winch Bridge without deploying hurdle
    • Use front shedding gate without removing hurdles
    • Watch our Set up video for more information
  • Standard Yard

    Standard components include:

    • 20 x Aluminium Hurdle 7ft | 2.1m 
    • 2 x Panel 8ft | 2.5m 
    • 2 x Panel with Coupling 8ft | 2.5m 
    • 1 x Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m 
    • 2 x Drop-in Gate 18in | 0.5m
    • 1 x Spreader 33in | 0.8m 
    • 1 x Spreader and Gate 33in | 0.8m
    • 4x Hurdle Support Post

    View our options and accessories to customise your yard

     

    • Non-reflective easy-clean panels that encourage stock flow
    • Vertical rail hurdles reduce the incidences of broken legs
    • All panel heights can be adjusted in the field using the multiple lugs found on all our spreaders
    • Our front drafting gates enable shedding without unloading the penning hurdles
    • Railed or solid front drafting gates. Solid gates are easily converted to railed, your choice, depending on the job at hand
    • All our products are fully supported with after sales advice from our experts in stock control
    • Our manufacturing process and trailers are Type Approved meaning strong, reliable, quality products every time
    • We have a range of yards to suit every farmer, every situation and every need
    • All our yards have a modular design. This allows any system to be tailored to your needs and can be expanded as your flock grows

     

Yard Base
Yard Base
Yard Base

Galvanised steel Yard base with front drafting gates, winch and detachable draw bar and 0.33m wheels.

Aluminium Hurdle. Length 7ft | 2.1m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Aluminium Hurdle. Length 7ft | 2.1m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium Hurdle with top uprights to prevent leg breakage.  Heat treated for strength. Complete with Long Pin. Used for the collecting and drafting pens, also useful for lambing pens.

Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panels with non reflective matt plastic coated boards for easy wash down.

Panel with Coupling. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel with Coupling. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panels with non reflective matt plastic coated boards for easy wash down. Coupling makes yard base connection easy.

Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m
Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m
Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m

Used as part of a small forcing pen to "sweep" sheep in from the main pen, it ensures they stay tight and will move forward as they sense movement into the race.

Drop-in Gate 18in | 0.5m
Drop-in Gate 18in | 0.5m

Designed to slide in and out of the yard base or Spreader. Ideal for holding sheep in a narrow race.

Spreader 33in | 0.8m
Spreader 33in | 0.8m
Spreader 33in | 0.8m

Locate panels and hurdles to form a sturdy race, multi height lugs allow panel height to adjust. Lightweight and strong.

Spreader and Gate. 33in | 0.8m
Spreader and Gate. 33in | 0.8m
Spreader and Gate. 33in | 0.8m

Spring mounted gate with lock shut pin. Spring is over centred to keep the gate either closed or open. Useful at the end of a single drench race.

Hurdle Support Post
Hurdle Support Post
Hurdle Support Post

Essential to create a stable large pen. Easy to attach without detaching the Aluminium Hurdles or removing the pin. Comes with a short pin to hold fast to the ground and with slopped bottom to make dragging easy.

Forcing Pen High Gate

The same arrangement as with our standard Forcing Pen but comes with our 7ft | 2.1m Aluminium Hurdles in place of the standard. The added height, 39in | 1.0m as opposed to the standard 36in | 0.9m can be useful if the sheep are nervous or prone to jumping.  Kept small, with the 6ft | 1.8m Forcing Gate used to "sweep" sheep in from the main pen behind, it ensures that they stay tight and will move forward as they sense movement into the race. Comprising of:

4x Aluminium Hurdle - Tall. Length 7ft | 2.1m, Height 39in | 1.0m
4x Aluminium Hurdle - Tall. Length 7ft | 2.1m, Height 39in | 1.0m

Higher version of our standard 7ft | 2.1m Aluminium Hurdle, particularly useful with flighty sheep or forcing pen. Complete with Long Pin.

Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m
Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m

Used as part of a small forcing pen to "sweep" sheep in from the main pen, it ensures they stay tight and will move forward as they sense movement into the race.

Double Fill Race

Same as our 33in | 0.8m wide drenching race, but more than twice as quick. Whilst filling one side, you can be working in the other to create a really good flow. A must for big numbers. Comprising of:

Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
2x Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panels with non reflective matt plastic coated boards for easy wash down. Coupling makes yard base connection easy.

Panel with Coupling. Length 4ft | 1.2m, Height 36in | 0.9m
2 x Panel with Coupling. Length 4ft | 1.2m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panels with non reflective matt plastic coated boards for easy wash down. Coupling makes yard base connection easy.

2 x W Spreader 33in | 0.8m
2 x W Spreader 33in | 0.8m

A double/tandem version of our standard Spreader. Helps locate panels to form a sturdy double fill race. Also locates the Swing Gate if using.

2x W Spreader and Gates 33in | 0.8m
2x W Spreader and Gates 33in | 0.8m

A double/tandem version of our standard Forcing Gate, each gate opens on opposite sides and forms the end of a double fill drench race.

Swing Gate 33in | 0.8m
Swing Gate 0.8m

Hangs off a W Spreader to facilitate loading of sheep into each side of a double fill race system. Use in conjunction with the 4ft | 1.2m Panels.

Aluminium Hurdle. Length 5ft | 1.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Aluminium Hurdle. Length 5ft | 1.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium Hurdle with top uprights to prevent leg breakage. Heat treated for strength. Complete with Long Pin. Used for the collecting and drafting pens, also useful for lambing pens.

Aluminium Hurdle - Tall. Length 5ft | 1.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m
Aluminium Hurdle - Tall. Length 5ft | 1.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m

Higher version of our standard 5ft | 1.5m Aluminium Hurdle, particularly useful with flighty sheep or forcing pen. Complete with Long Pin.

Aluminium Hurdle. Length 6ft | 1.8m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Aluminium Hurdle. Length 6ft | 1.8m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium Hurdle with top uprights to prevent leg breakage. Heat treated for strength. Complete with Long Pin. Used for the collecting and drafting pens, also useful for lambing pens.

Aluminium Hurdle. Length 7ft | 2.1m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Aluminium Hurdle. Length 7ft | 2.1m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium Hurdle with top uprights to prevent leg breakage.  Heat treated for strength. Complete with Long Pin. Used for the collecting and drafting pens, also useful for lambing pens.

Aluminium Hurdle - Tall. Length: 7ft | 2.1m, Height 39in | 1.0m
Aluminium Hurdle - Tall. Length: 7ft | 2.1m, Height 39in | 1.0m

Higher version of our standard 7ft | 2.1m Aluminium Hurdle, particularly useful with flighty sheep or forcing pen. Complete with Long Pin.

Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panels with non reflective matt plastic coated boards for easy wash down.

Panel with Coupling. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel with Coupling. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panels with non reflective matt plastic coated boards for easy wash down. Coupling makes yard base connection easy.

Panel with Side Gate - Left Hand. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m
Panel with Side Gate - Left Hand. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m

Aluminium framed panel with Let Out/Drafting gate. Ideal for drafting or turning sheep when working in the race. Catch on the handle allows the gate to be locked in position if required.

Panel with Side Gate - Right Hand. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m
Panel with Side Gate - Right Hand. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m
Panel with Side Gate - Right Hand. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m

Aluminium framed panel with Let Out/Drafting gate. Ideal for drafting or releasing sheep when working in the race. Catch on the handle allows the gate to be locked in position if required.

Tall Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m
Tall Panel. Length 8ft | 2.5m, Height 39in | 1.0m

Higher version of our standard Panel, particularly useful with flighty sheep when drenching. Complete with Long Pin.

Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m
Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m
Forcing Gate 6ft | 1.8m

Used as part of a small forcing pen to "sweep" sheep in from the main pen, it ensures they stay tight and will move forward as they sense movement into the race.

Drop-in Gate 18in | 0.5m
Drop-in Gate 18in | 0.5m

Designed to slide in and out of the yard base or Spreader. Ideal for holding sheep in a narrow race.

Guillotine Gate 18in | 0.5m
Guillotine Gate 18in | 0.5m
Guillotine Gate 18in | 0.5m

Ideal for speeding up the job by releasing sheep whilst staying behind them. It also saves a lot of walking.  Especially useful with a footbath. Utilises the same 18in | 0.5m width as the Spreader and Anti Backing Gate.

Anti-Backing Gate 18in | 0.5m
Anti-Backing Gate 18in | 0.5m
Anti-Backing Gate 18in | 0.5m

Simple sprung loaded bars allow the sheep to flow in one direction but stop them reversing or backing out of the race. Utilises the same 18in | 0.5m width as the Spreader and Guillotine Gate.

Spreader 18in | 0.5m
Spreader 18in | 0.5m

A great way to make a stable race for foot bathing or any other job where you want to work outside the race. Multi height lugs allow height adjustment on the panels. Will take a Drop In gate.

Spreader 33in | 0.8m
Spreader 33in | 0.8m
Spreader 33in | 0.8m

Locate panels and hurdles to form a sturdy race, multi height lugs allow panel height to adjust. Lightweight and strong.

Spreader and Gate. 33in | 0.8m
Spreader and Gate. 33in | 0.8m
Spreader and Gate. 33in | 0.8m

Spring mounted gate with lock shut pin. Spring is over centred to keep the gate either closed or open. Useful at the end of a single drench race.

Panel with Coupling. Length 4ft | 1.2m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel with Coupling. Length 4ft | 1.2m, Height 36in | 0.9m
Panel with Coupling. Length 4ft | 1.2m, Height 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium framed panel, shorter that the standard and ideal for connecting a Double Fill race to the yard base. Use with our Swing Gate. Coupling makes connection easy.

W Spreader and Gate 33in | 0.8m
W Spreader and Gate 33in | 0.8m
W Spreader and Gate 33in | 0.8m

A double/tandem version of our standard Forcing Gate, each gate opens on opposite sides and forms the end of a double fill drench race.

Swing Gate 33in | 0.8m
Swing Gate 33in | 0.8m
Swing Gate 33in | 0.8m

Hangs off a W Spreader 33in | 0.8m to facilitate loading of sheep into each side of a double fill race system. Use in conjunction with the 4ft | 1.2m Panels.

W Spreader 33in | 0.8m
W Spreader 33in | 0.8m

A double/tandem version of our standard Spreader. Helps locate panels to form a sturdy double fill race. Also locates the Swing Gate if using.

Hurdle Support Post
Hurdle Support Post
Hurdle Support Post

Essential to create a stable large pen. Easy to attach without detaching the Aluminium Hurdles or removing the pin. Comes with a short pin to hold fast to the ground and with slopped bottom to make dragging easy.

Long Pin 36in | 0.9m
Long Pin 36in | 0.9m

Aluminium standard coupling pin used to connect all of our hurdles. Every hurdle and panel come with one Long Pin.

Short Pin 12in | 0.3m
Short Pin 12in | 0.3m

Used to secure the Hurdle Support Post, use two per post to secure to the ground and reduce movement.

Two Way Connector
Two Way Connector

Allows a little extra coupling space when hurdles or panels are tight. Especially useful when running a hurdle off the Yard Base.

Three Way Connector
Three Way Connector

Allows three Hurdles or Panels to be connected. Especially useful when you want to create a pen or spur from a run of Hurdles.

James Wright, Sheep Farmer, Chichester, West Sussex

When thinking about the essentials of building a successful sheep business, owning land and buildings are surely at the top of everyone’s list? James Wright is breaking away from tradition and tells us why this is not always the case…….

James, a first generation farmer, based in Chichester, West Sussex has 450 New Zealand Romney ewes and often travels 110 miles to tend to his flock. “I don’t own any land or buildings so I rent 200 acres of land. This is split over eight sites and all are on a twelve month leasing cycle.”

James’ business has continued to grow and has come a long way since having only three fields and a homemade pallet race.“I started with three fields, in each field I constructed a race from wooden pallets. It worked, in a fashion (he laughs) but the Romney’s are big sheep and our homemade race took a battering. It was hard to manoeuvre the sheep and we couldn’t move the structure. I had seen others using mobile yards and wondered if this would be a better solution.”

James is now the owner of a Rappa 10ft Standard Yard and tells us why he wouldn’t be without it:
“I needed something that would continue to allow me to drench and worm the sheep in the field but I also needed it to be moveable and less time consuming. The yard I have now allows me to be on the move very quickly not only is it fast to set up and put away but it is strong enough for even the most boisterous sheep.”

James tells us that this has allowed him to rent more land and went on to say; “I can now run more sheep and the time saving is significant. Next year I plan to increase my flock to 1000 + ewes.”

When asked “Why Rappa” James said; “I’d done the research and narrowed it down to Rappa and one other but Rappa won in the end. I liked their customer service and knew that if I had any problems or questions they would sort me out. I also like to support British and local businesses where possible.”

James ended by saying “The 0% finance deal helped. It allowed me to purchase all of the components I wanted and spread the payments, it will pay for itself in no time at all.”
 

Tom Herbert, Mixed Farmer, Nr Brackley, Northamptonshire

Tom Herbert tells us how, with a different way of thinking and a small investment he utilised existing on farm assets and increased farm productivity…….

Tom owns a mixed farm near Brackley, Northamptonshire
“We are a 340 acre mixed farm, 200 acres arable split half into winter cereals and half into spring cereals. Anything destined for spring cropping is planted with forage or cover crops. We run 50 suckler cows calving in January. We lamb 150 ewes and 30 ewe lambs in February, we aim for the majority of lambs to be away by the end of July, or before the summer price drop. We also buy in between 300 and 500 store lambs each autumn to finish over the winter.”

The animals on Tom’s farm are used to compliment the arable business,
“The farm is run on a low input system with the aim of producing as much forage as we can and finishing all lambs from grass or forage crops. I am of the idea that stock fit my system and not me changing practices to suit individual animals.”

Tom tells us why re-evaluating his farm led to the investment of a mobile yard;
“After the wet weather this year handling sheep in our current system was becoming hard work as it is sited on soil based floor. The sheep didn't like it and neither did we. The solutions were to put a building over the system we had, build a new system or have a mobile system. As we were going to make this investment it had to be for the long term and that meant we had to consider reducing labour input as well as improving stock flow. We considered a mobile yard as it meant we could make use of existing buildings that lie empty in the winter months but are used for grain in the summer. It also meant we could take the yard to the stock when convenient.”

Animal stress is often cited as a benefit to having a mobile yard but Tom says there are lots of benefits;
“We have improved stock flow and reduced labour costs. The stock are less stressed and therefore weight gain isn't effected, speeding up times to market. We are of the opinion that every investment needs to earn its keep and serve more than one purpose”.

Why invest in a Rappa;
“We felt that the design of the hurdles were good and strong and meant jumping sheep or dogs would not break their legs with the vertical bars at the top. Other yards were cheaper but after looking at them we felt the build quality of the Rappa was much stronger and would stand the pressure of larger mobs of sheep. I like the fact that Rappa is built in England we could get the parts we wanted very quickly with a good back up service.”

Tom tells us about his future plans;
“The aim of the business to expand numbers of sheep but with tighter margins it means that extra labour will not be an option. The yard will continue to be expanded as and when we need extra hurdles or a bigger drenching race as numbers increase”.

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