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Best Products to Feed Your Livestock

Feeding livestock isn’t as simple as setting the table and yelling out “dinner is ready”. Keeping your livestock healthy requires efforts to assure they are being fed correctly. As the climate changes it is more important than ever to make sure the feed you provide is contained in the most optimal way. Fortunately, there are many products that can alleviate the stress of feeding a large number of mouths, whilst also providing high quality feed.Read more

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Keeping Your Livestock Cool in Summer

The summer climate can be a serious issue for Australian farmers as they try to keep their livestock cool and healthy in the scorching heat. With average temperatures continually trending upward, this is becoming a bigger challenge. Young animals and animals with darker, thicker coats are typically more susceptible to the heat. Below, we have the most important considerations for keeping your animals cool.
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Steel for your housing projects

Make sure that you are using the most appropriate material for your home 

When constructing a home, choosing the proper materials is of utmost importance. Every building resource often comes with a large cost, so in order to make the right decision, several criteria’s should be taken into account and ensure they are met.Read more

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Here are our top 5 ways to stay safe around cattle

It’s no surprise that when your ‘employees’ weigh around a tonne it is very important to maintain a high level of safety so that both of you can stay safe.For cattle farmers, it is important to keep yourself up to date on any changes which governing bodies such as Animal Health Australia release. Read more

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Steel Sheds As Homes

From container homes through to shed homes, a new wave of affordable, designer housing has emerged in Australia.

The number of sheds that are now being turned into Class 1a livable dwellings or shed homes has skyrocketed with good reason. Home owners are now seeking to have an easy to build, sustainable home that provides them with the financial freedom to own their own home while at the same time, live in a trendy environment.Read more

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How to reign your cattle in

Animals can be difficult to control, and when they are your livelihood it is a struggle you will have to overcome every single day. Not being able to manage your livestock can result in them hurting themselves, other animals, damaging property or hurting someone else. This is why cattle farmers need equipment and yards that help them manage the creatures in their care.
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Technology in the cattle industry is changing the way we look after livestock

How technology is improving the cattle industry

The cattle industry is hugely benefitting from the wave of new technological advancements. New technology has allowed farmers to become more efficient with their labour and time, have better control over cattle wellbeing and better quality of production.
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3 ways to use steel on your cattle property

Farming cattle can be a difficult task. Animals can generally be unpredictable and their welfare is almost entirely in a farmer’s hands. The tough Australian conditions paired with the difficulty of farming requires a robust, versatile material that can handle almost anything you throw at it. Steel is a fantastic choice for Aussie farms. Steel can be used to address almost all of your farming concerns. In farming cattle, there are three main things that are of the biggest concern to any farmer: Control, Storage and Health and Safety.
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Cattle crowded in a muddy yard on a drought affected farm

How to look after your cattle’s welfare during the drought

The hot weather and dry season in Australia can be crippling for farmers. This year, the rainfall has been the lowest since the 1902 Federation drought.[1] Drought or hail, farmers need to feed their cattle. To do this, they sometimes need to make tough decisions in regard to feeding, weaning, herd numbers and the general wellbeing of the cattle.
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brown cattle huddling into a corner of the cattle yard on red earth

How to design and build better cattle yards

If you’re designing, redesigning or retrofitting your cattle yard, there are a few essential factors you need to consider. Understandably, the most important element that should influence the design of your cattle yard is the movement and behaviour of livestock. With years of practical stock handling experience, we know that yards should be designed to support the natural instincts of the animals.Read more

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