Dianne and Peter Pidgeon at ‘Glenroy’ have implemented a few key changes to their shearing shed which have meant an increase of about 200 sheep going through the shed each day. Read what changes they have made, their impacts and how much they cost in their case study.
Aside from the obvious benefit of controlling predators, John and Maree MacMillan have found the benefits of their exclusion fence to be multiple. The fence has enabled the MacMillans to control the environment for their sheep, from total grazing pressure to biosecurity. They have eliminated lice and are saving considerably on chemical costs. Read more … Read more
Doug and Lauren Tindall near Longreach have introduced pain relief into their enterprise and haven’t looked back. The big gains for them have been in mothering-up quickly and reduced labour costs, with mobs to move through the system more quickly and back out onto feed. Read more in this case study.
Graham and Jan Chambers from Glenelg, near Mungallala, have found many benefits to incorporating scales and an auto drafter into their system, including using it to target markets. One of the most important benefits though, is that it will enable them to keep doing what they love for longer. Read more in this case study. … Read more
Longreach producers Boyd and Katie Webb have utilised containment feeding to overcome nutritional deficiencies, drought and predation, even lambing in pens. The Webbs ramped up feeding activities in 2014 and Boyd said about the investment “It’s a game changer but it costs a lot of money, when you are under the pump in the drought … Read more
In this Grazing Futures case study focuses on Humpy Back in Queensland. At the beginning of 2020, Longreach based GrazingFutures team member, Amelia (Milly) Nolan, developed a short survey for producers who have observed Humpy Back on their properties. The main areas of enquiry were around the location of properties, number and classes of sheep affected … Read more
This case study looks at St George producer Rod Avery and how he uses sheep-classing technology to improve productivity and business outcomes. Rod talks about using and embracing technology and how he made gradual changes to get where he is today. Through the use of technology, Rod knows the level of production and the return … Read more
This case study looks at Westmar producers, Ross and Cheryl Brown’s involvement in the St George/Westmar Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) Group. Ross talks about the benefits of being a member of the group and discusses some of the practice changes that he’s implemented on his property and the results. While Ross speaks highly of … Read more
This case study looks at how Goondiwindi producers, John and Debbie Cowley, use Electronic Identification (EID) in their dual purpose sheep flock. In particular, they use EIDs to identify lifetime conception and lambing rates for ewes, and autodraft into mobs for separate management of single and twin bearing ewes. Ewe selection using this data has … Read more
This case study hears from the Turnbulls near Tambo on improvements they made to their shearing shed design around functionality and safety. Just a few of the features include good lighting for the shearers and classer, plastic grating instead of timber slats, hardwood bearers, safety railings and spacing between shearers stations. The key outcome for … Read more