PRECISION in design blended with a little animal psychology continues to power Atlex Stockyards in its drive for industry excellence.
Their innovative attitude is also a timely advantage, given the reaction of producers to on-farm processes, improving environmental conditions and a rising demand for livestock assets, including meat, as the world grapples with the unprecedented wrath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched 36 years ago by Ian Crafter, Atlex Stockyards, which sits just up the road from Dubbo in Brocklehurst, NSW, is lauded for its ingenuity, quality assurance, product delivery and service.
Supply and demand – the driver of agricultural markets and largely at play in the strong markets we are see currently
Lamb, mutton and beef cattle prices are on the up as the industry confronts the perfect culmination of drought-depleted flock and herd numbers and recent widespread rain which has sent restockers into a buying flurry.
An MLA report by senior market analyst Adam Cheetham last week, forecasts the national flock to fall 3.5 percent to 63.7 million head by next June. The lowest since 1904.
Horsham Saleyards this month celebrated twenty years since its opening. Ian Crafter reflects on the project and Atlex’s involvement
HORSHAM Regional Livestock Exchange has celebrated its 20 years anniversary.
The saleyards moved from the Horsham city centre to Burnt Creek Industrial Estate in 1999.
It was officially opened on December 1, 1999 with its name changing from the Horsham Saleyards to the Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange.
It is the fourth largest lamb market in Victoria and averages about 500,000 head each year.
Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange manager Paul Christopher has been involved with the livestock exchange for 14 years.