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An enclosed area generally made of wooden planks that prevent stock animals, such as sheep, goats, and cows from escaping. Corrals are generally associated with pastoralism and ranching.

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"Old corrals at Cochrane Ranche Historic site. The Cochrane Ranche was Alberta's first large scale livestock operation founded in 1881" by Heidi Schuyt is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA.