Thompson Longhorn understands that your feedlot requires equipment that is durable, reliable, safe, and most of all, gives you the best return on investment. We have over 35 years of experience in both manufacturing and animal handling, and have collaborated with many feedlots over the years - from the largest through to the smaller ones. You will benefit from our continuous development, specifically for feedlots, and the variety of equipment that we manufacture, whether it is manually, pneumatically, or hydraulically operated.
We understand that you, as a feedlot owner or operator, perform different tasks regularly - such as inducting or performing hospital treatments. Each of these tasks require different equipment that will provide the best return on investment by minimising break downs, increasing animal flow and decreasing the amount of labour required. This all results in a decrease in your cost to produce that extra kilogram of meat.
We manufacture a large range of standard products, but you can benefit from our customising service to purpose-build an appropriate yard or piece of equipment that will meet your specific operational requirements.
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Why Thompson Longhorn?
Feedlots often have many questions when it comes to choosing what manufacturer to supply your equipment or new handling facility.
1. How do you choose a supplier for your yard or new equipment? The supplier should be the one that is still supplying parts 20 years down the track and gives you the best value for money. Our products are locally manufactured in our own factory and have exceeded the expectations of many operators in the feedlot industry - often adding value to your feedlot.
2. What is the main point you should consider while making your decision? In the end, there should only be one - return on your investment - which means a decrease in your production costs. When you investigate in cattle equipment you will find that most are built with price in mind. Most people, when looking at the price, do not realise that they can save labour costs by buying the right product which is designed for reducing these costs. Whereas, our products are competitive and focus on the level of quality and return on investment that is provided to you.
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3. Which option of design or layout is the best for your purpose? The supplier that delivers the lowest production costs for your operation. In working with you and clearly identifying your operational requirements, we can recommend the best combination of products to lower your production costs - especially labour costs.
4. Are there any regulations or rules that you need to consider before investing in the yard or equipment? Yes, natural animal behaviour should be incorporated in the design, not only in the yard design, but also in the design of the individual products. When we do your design, we ensure that these principles are incorporated into the design which will increase animal flow and save you on labour costs.
The design of our product's and yards are based on local and international research done by renowned animal behaviourists and our own research over the last 10 years. We have incorporated this knowledge into the design of our products to create equipment that will greatly reduce bruising and is safe for your animals.
You and your staff's safety is our highest priority. Thompson Longhorn understands that workplace health and safety will only become more prominent in the industry, as an increasing number of people get hurt working with cattle.
We understand that in a feedlot there are many safety regulations that need to be met to create a safe working environment for you and your workers. Our equipment will help you achieve the WH&S requirements and simultaneously increase productivity.
With our equipment you have one less thing to worry about - we also provide induction training for all of our equipment when required.