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.”
Angela Cummins reflects on the state of the Australian agricultural industry and believes there is a bright future ahead of us with strong commodity prices, new technology and a new generation coming through.
While Stockyard Design isn’t an emerging field – Atlex Stockyards developed the concept in 1984 – it’s not exactly the first career option you consider out of school.
When we look to hire new people, referrals are gold.
The same goes for applying for a job. People often ask people they know and trust what they think of a brand or what they’ve heard about working for a certain company.
IT'S an exciting time to be a wool and meat producer with high demand and strong seasons driving up prices.
According to Atlex Stockyards principal stockyard designer Ian Crafter these strong conditions have seen a swing from cropping to sheep and driving a once-in-a-generation sheepyard infrastructure renaissance.
PRECISION, animal psychology and intergenerational change are driving interest and implementation of new and improved yard systems in sheep and cattle production systems.
Safety is number one | “Certainly safety is number one. We have a lot of young staff here without a lot of cattle experience, so you really want them to be as safe as possible and learn in a safe environment.”
Find out more about the value that Tony McManus's yards have brought him in our latest video.
ADDED VALUE | “We had an existing loading race we wanted to incorporate and Atlex enabled us to do that. It just works so well”
Find out more about the value that Wendy Bowmans yards have brought her in our latest video.
INCORPORATE EXISTING FEATURES | “We had an existing loading race we wanted to incorporate and Atlex enabled us to do that. It just works so well”
Find out more about the value that Tony Grant’s yards have brought him in our latest video.
RENEWED INTEREST | “Seeing these yards and seeing how they work definitely changes people’s ideas about working with sheep and getting involved in the whole sheep industry."
Find out more about the value that Michael Payten’s yards have brought him in our latest video.
FAMILY FRIENDLY | "My boys aren’t real keen on the tractors and the big gear which we run on the cropping program, but anytime we have sheep work they are happy to come down here and help."
Find out more about the value that Rod Weidemann’s yards have brought him in our latest video.
RELIABILTY | "The main reason we invested in Atlex yards, is just the reliability in something that works.”
Find out more about the value that Charlie Persse’s yards have brought him in our latest video.