The Australian red meat processing sector produces beef, lamb, sheep meat and goat meat for domestic consumption and export along with non-red meat products such as leather, toiletries (soap, cosmetics, deodorants, etc), candles, plastics, oils and more.
Australian Sheep Farming
In 2013-14 Australians spent more than $1.9 billion on lamb and mutton, with the entire sheep farming segment contributing $3billion to the Australian economy. Following years of losses, the Sheep Farming industry has returned to growth for the past five years, employing over 21,000 employees in more than 12,000 businesses.
The Australian national sheep flock is 75.5 million head, with major sheep producing areas including south-west WA, south-west Victoria and southern NSW. In 2013-14, Australia exported 57% of all lamb and 96% of all mutton produced, with the total value of total lamb exports reaching $1.5 billion and mutton exports $772 million.
Australian Goat Farming
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends:
Australia’s red meat industry is a sustainable and valued industry that provides jobs, nutrition and major economic benefits to Australians.
Australia is a world leader in producing commercial livestock for domestic and export markets, feeding Australia and the world.
Suggestions for handling sheep include:
2.4 metre long
V shaped in construction
Light weight and transportable
Fully galvanised, oval rail construction
3 unit rotary with stand
Robust construction, suitable for different sized lambs
Legs clamped individually
Simple manual operation, securely holding sheep around the middle, immobilising them at a safe working height
2.5mtr x 1m
Solid hot dipped galvanised pipe construction
Steel caps top and bottom
Compatible with any Metalcorp sheep system
The SHEEPKING® yard equipment range is Metalcorp Steel’s top of the line, heavy duty sheep handling solution, suitable for all heavy and intense sheep handling requirements. When only the best will do, SHEEPKING® delivers safe and secure systems.
SHEEPKING® 3 metre adjustable load ramp, solid construction with walkway. Suitable for all on-farm stock loading.
SHEEPKING® 3 metre adjustable load ramp, solid construction. Suitable for all on-farm stock loading.