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5 lead-up race options for your sheep handler

5 lead-up race options for your sheep handler

The lead-up race can have a huge effect on the flow into your sheep handler. It's important to think about how to maximise the flow through the ha...

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4 things to consider when buying a sheep handler

4 things to consider when buying a sheep handler

Sheep handlers that catch and hold your sheep with innovative weighing and drafting technology make it easy for one person can do the work of a te...

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Dairy beef – where to next?

Dairy beef – where to next?

As the dairy industry moves to phase out bobby calves from the system, challenges include what to do with the lower-value animals and where to rai...

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Fine tuning for tupping

Fine tuning for tupping

There are definite benefits in pushing lambing later than what is often the average for your region. As the time comes for rams to go out for tupp...

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10 things to avoid when building cattle yards

10 things to avoid when building cattle yards

Safety, efficiency, and stress-free handling. These are the words often spoken to define successfully built cattle yards. The well-being and welfa...

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More to it than just drenching cattle for worms

More to it than just “drenching cattle for worms”

Worms are a significant risk for stock kept at pasture. The risk is greatest for young stock, who need to develop immunity to worms in order to be...

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The difference between a Sheep Handler and an Auto Drafter?

What’s the difference between a Sheep Handler and an Auto Drafter?

If you just want to weigh and draft your lambs, then the Racewell Auto Drafter is a perfect solution. However, if you want the option to be able t...

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Why don’t some cattle yards flow well?

Why don’t some cattle yards flow well? A guide to improving flow and efficiency in your cattle yard

We all know how frustrating and time-consuming it can be when cattle won’t move where you want them to in the cattle yards. If your cattle-yard is...

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Once Bred Heifers may be a good option for you

Once Bred Heifers may be a good option for you

Bob Thomson extols the benefits of once-bred-heifers and reasons why it could be a good fit for farmers especially those who don’t like running bu...

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Fast, calm cattle finishing the key

Fast, calm cattle finishing the key

What did you average in dollars per kilogram carcass weight over the past year?

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Improve safety in your cattle yard

How to improve safety in your cattle yard

Many injuries happen in cattle yards so it’s important to consider what you can do to keep yourself and your staff safe. In this article we discus...

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Ways to avoid bloat when finishing cattle

Ways to avoid bloat when finishing cattle

Farm consultant Graham Butcher has crunched the data on a three-year project and come up with some solutions to prevent bloat in beef.

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