What is your major concern when you are buying new livestock equipment? Thompson Longhorn understands that as a primary producer your livestock is part of your livelihood. We know that you require equipment which is durable, reliable, safe for the family to operate, and most of all, gives you the best return on investment. We have over 30 years' experience in both manufacturing and animal handling, and have collaborated with many primary producers over the years to come up with solutions that they need, operate safely and add value to the property.
Although we manufacture a large range of standard products, you can also benefit from our customising experience to build equipment specifically to meet your needs. You will benefit from our continuous development program and the library of customised products, whether it is manually, pneumatically, or hydraulically operated.
We know that you perform various tasks which require equipment that will provide you with the best return on your investment by minimising break downs, increasing animal flow and decreasing the amount of labour required.
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Why Thompson Longhorn?
Primary producers have many of the following questions:
1. How do I choose a supplier for my yard or 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 primary producers - often adding value to your property.
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 equipment 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 and operator safety should be incorporated, 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 products and yards are based on local and international research done by renowned animal beahviourists. We have done extensive research and collaboration with major stakeholders, especially 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 in working with cattle.
We understand that as a primary producer it is often you and your family that are working in the yards. Our equipment will help you achieve a safer working environment for you and your family whilst simultaneously increasing your productivity.
With our equipment, you have one less thing to worry about - we also provide induction training for all of our equipment when required.