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For the news and latest updates, Atlex Stockyards has prepared these articles to help you be informed on what’s current in livestock management.

Friday July 24, 2020 Friday June 12, 2020 Thursday April 2, 2020 Monday March 30, 2020

Is your loading up to scratch?

Loading ramps and forcing yards are arguably the most dangerous part of livestock handling facilities. In an article published earlier this month on Sheep Central, February 3, 2020, producers are being urged to rebuild bushfire-affected loading ramps and forcing yards to meet Australian guidelines, to come in line with expected national standards, expected to be […]
Monday March 30, 2020

Strong Markets make Investment Worthy

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.

While stock numbers are down, export numbers are up. Lamb exports are set to…

Wednesday December 18, 2019 Wednesday December 4, 2019

Twenty Year Celebration for Saleyards

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.

“It’s…

Monday October 14, 2019

What’s with the Blue Tree?

It’s Ok to not be OK

While most of the country was tuned in on a Saturday afternoon to watch the 2019 AFL Grand Final, Atlex owners and founders, Ian and Jeanette Crafter, were out in the paddock, paint brush and roller in hand, painting a dead tree blue. But why?

They are helping to spark difficult conversations after becoming involved in a nationwide project.

Late last month, Mr Crafter painted a tree on his property blue, joining in the Blue Tree Project movement.

But these blue trees are more than just for show, they are part of a Australian…

Friday September 27, 2019

Quicker, Easier, Safer

Atlex stockyards has grown with technology in the 30 years the company has utilised computer aided design, using innovation and precision to make your stockwork quicker, easier and safer.
Tuesday June 18, 2019

Increased carcase weights call for increased safety

As cattle are getting heavier, cattleyard safety is more important than ever.

Statistics show in the Angus breed there have been increases of two kilograms per year on average since 1989, a dramatic increase in the last three decades. Mature cow weights have increased an estimated 100 to 150 kilograms since the 1970s.

Friday June 14, 2019

One man, one dog, 10,000 sheep

Now, more than ever, the working dog is truly a man’s best and most reliable friend.

This was evident at the Casterton Kelpie Muster and Auction on the June long weekend.

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