One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A gate in a stockyard which simultaneously closes one exit and opens another, used when sorting livestock.‘a drafting gate at the end of the race directs sheep into the chosen pen’
- ‘With one drafting gate sheep can be sorted two or three ways.’
- ‘A reader at the drafting gate detects the animal's tag, identifies the cow and directs it appropriately.’
- ‘We use the tags, along with an electronic reader and automatic drafting gate, to select the best sheep to keep and mate.’
- ‘The yard was shaped like a triangle with a narrow drafting gate at one end.’
- ‘The race terminates in a drafting gate, hand-operated to divert the sheep in one of two ways.’
- ‘Before, without a drafting gate, one of the farmers had to stand outside the milking shed waiting for the cow.’
- ‘The system uses a computer in the dairy with software that communicates with an electronic drafting gate.’
- ‘A drafting gate sends them to a holding paddock to await collection by the stock transporter.’
- ‘Young farmers demonstrated their skills, strength and stamina in the practical challenges, including constructing drafting gates and carving wood sculptures using a chainsaw.’
- ‘The tag is read by an electronic sensor as the animal approaches the drafting gate.’
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