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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 […]
Wednesday December 18, 2019 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…

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

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?
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