Technology in the cattle industry is changing the way we look after livestock

How Farming Technology is Improving the Cattle Industry

The cattle industry is hugely benefitting from the wave of new advancements in farming technology. 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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a stress free cattle yard on an Australian farm

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 influences the design of better cattle yards 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

Large shed with open walls on gravel

4 Things to Think about Before Buying or Building a Shed

If you’re looking to buy or install a shed – whether it’s a farm shed, garden shed, warehouse or kids shed – then there’s a little bit of ground work that you need to do. Building versus buying a pre-fabricated shed is another decision altogether however, thinking about these four factors will make your job easier in either scenario.

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steel is a sustainable material on farms useful for cattle handling

Why Steel is the Perfect Sustainable Material

Aussie farmers need materials that will last through harsh conditions and hard times. When you’re running a farm, there’s no time to worry about rebuilding or replacing farm structures or parts. For those in rural Australia, it is crucial to use a sustainable material that lasts, so you aren’t waiting on deliveries when you need to do fundamental maintenance. Plus, sometimes you just get that season where the last thing you need is more unnecessary costs thrown your way.
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Cattle crowded in yard designed by a steel supplier

Six Factors to Consider Before Choosing a Steel Supplier

Steel is a hugely popular metal used in residential, commercial or large construction projects. With many options, it can be overwhelming to select a steel supplier for the first time. It is important to do your research and perform due diligence on a company before signing a contract however, this is not always possible through online sources. Asking the right questions of your potential supplier is important and sometimes, the best way to research their credentials.
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a stress free cattle yard on an Australian farm

Tips to Build a Stress Free Cattle Yard

In today’s environment, it is critical for cattle to be handled in areas that provide the least amount of stress possible to avoid any uneasiness to arise. It’s also important to consider placing the cattle in an area in which it is easy to operate for handlers, to ensure safety as much as possible. Steel Supplies Charter Towers builds their cattle handling equipment onsite, to the highest quality standards. In order to exploit the highest benefits and build an effective and stress free cattle yard, a few methods should be considered.
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SSCT continues to supply farmers with quality steel supplies

Steely Resolve Gets Firm Through the Tough Times

ENTERPRISING Charters Towers businessman Peter Doonan has survived a trifecta of floods, change of government and recession in the early years of his new business Steel Supplies Charters Towers (SSCT), pulling through to celebrate his company’s seventh birthday this month.
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Country entrepreneur Peter Doonan, founder of Steel Supplies Charters Towers

Country Entrepreneur Shows City Folk How It’s Done

Peter Doonan tells us the story behind Steel Supplies Charters Towers and how the company stood tough during the Queensland floods.
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