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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.

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.

Friday May 24, 2019 Wednesday April 17, 2019 Wednesday April 17, 2019

Work Smarter not Harder

Atlex stockyard designer, Tom Austin explains Ewe management doesn’t have to be ignored, implementing infrastructure that works with you and your livestock can become a tool in making important managerial decisions in dry times.
Wednesday April 17, 2019 Wednesday April 17, 2019 Wednesday April 17, 2019

Time to Plan – End of Financial Year is coming!

With seeding now complete for most, we’ve also received positive reports of good rainfalls in many regions of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia over the last week. Now is the time to prepare for end of financial year: have you considered how you could take advantage of the $30,000 instant tax write offs?
Wednesday January 30, 2019

Good Design the Answer to Beating the Heat

I read an article in The Land on Thursday with regards to farmers’ working conditions in the current ‘severe’ heat (p. 80).  The article referenced one Assistant Manager who was starting at 4am to beat the heat, and by 8am was “already halfway through drafting 800 sheep.”
Tuesday December 11, 2018

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