For over 100 years, the Australian economy was said to be ‘riding on the sheep’s back’ as agriculture, especially wool, established Australia as a thriving economy with a substantial workforce, service industries and large port cites. However as agricultural practices have developed, Australia has become a leading exporter of fine food, meats and grains as well as wool.
More recently there has been decline in the income from wool, while cattle farms have increased as a profitable industry. Cattle farms in Australia come in two forms, Beef Farming and Dairy Farming.
Beef Farming Australia
Beef farming brings $13 billion in revenue to the Australian economy and employs over 62,000 people across the country. Challenging conditions have affected Australia’s Beef Cattle Farming industry over the past five years, including varying weather patterns, fluctuating turnoff rates and government policies, however the industry is set for continued growth of 1.6% annualy.
Dairy Farming Australia
Dairy farming is a smaller segment of the Australian agricultural market, with over 6,000 businesses contributing $4 billion to the economy. Demand fluctuations, global market shifts, changing rainfall levels and moving farmgate prices have all influenced industry revenue in the past 5 years.
At Metalcorp we can provide equipment to ensure the ongoing success of your farm, whether your specialisation is in Dairy or Beef production. In order to provide the best quality produce, your animals must be safe and well looked after. Our steel cattle and calf handling equipment can help you do just that, with a range comprising the following:
Calf Handling Equipment
Calf rearing is an essential part of cattle farm management. As such, calves should be paid sufficient time and attention on Australian farms, with dry, comfortable housing, frequent feeding and medical care.
Metalcorp offers a wide range of calf handling equipment including calf crushes, calf races and calf cradles. Our strong products are made from quality seel that is fully compliant with Australian Quality Standards to ensure the correct handling of the animal and prevent unnecessary injury to farmer or calf.
The invention of the Calf Crush is based on the cutting edge vertical design. This type of cradle is designed to hold the calf vertically, in its normal stance, for better restraint.
Calf Race Features:
INTERNAL MEASUREMENT: 430mm
Product Code: 203332
Calf Race Bows Features:
Calf Race Panels Features:
SIDES: 1.6mm sheet
LEGS: 40x40mm SHS
Calf Slide Gates Features:
Metalcorp steel’s spin roll table calf cradle is designed for fast processing of calves, and energy efficient to the user.
Product Code: 185771
The Metalcorp Steel CATTLE KING® rotary force is designed for the safe and effective flow of cattle in the lead up to the race, reducing stress on livestock by separating operator and beast. The 360 degree dual gates offer continuous flow.
The CATTLEMASTER® Safety Force is suitable for any sized cattle operation, designed with operator and animal safety in front of mind. It assists with the easy flow of cattle into your race or loading facility, making a stress free working area and while reducing bruising with fully sheeted sides.
Product Number: 215711