Well-designed livestock handing facilities can make treating and loading cattle a lot easier. On the Taylor Ranch near Vernon, Texas, a solid handling facility was constructed utilizing the steel guardrail manufactured for highway department use. To make handling medicine and tools easier thos fold-down table was made to attach on the side of the alley rails. To minimize injury to animals and the bruising of their carcasses, all of the gates in the facility are held in position with chain latches that slide into slots cut into the metal corner posts.