For the news and latest updates, Atlex Stockyards has prepared these articles to help you be informed on what’s current in livestock management.
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…
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.
As cattle are getting heavier, cattleyard safety is more important than ever.
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.
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.
Atlex has been a proud member of the Orana business community since we moved our operations to Dubbo 25 years ago.
In February we welcomed Lucy Shortis to the team! She has joined the team as Stockyard Sales and Design Coordinator based in Dubbo, NSW.
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.
An exciting new feature is coming to Atlex designs, where draft designs will be able to be seen, easily understood and imagined using 3D visualisation. Here is a little sneak peek!
While flight zone is important in handling stock, it is also important when designing stockyards and is why animal psychology and Flight Zones are at the core of Atlex stockyard design.
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?
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.”
This month we welcome Peter Desailly to the team! Peter has a wealth of experience with both sheep and cattle. He has joined the team as a Stockyard Designer in NSW and QLD, and will be based in Dubbo, NSW.