Saleyards and Livestock Exchange Centres

Thompson Longhorn understands that saleyard operators require a facility that allows you to safely prepare the livestock for selling. We know that in a saleyard there are various tasks and movement that can often be cramped with high pressure points.

We have over 35 years of experience in manufacturing and animal handling, and have collaborated with many saleyards. You will benefit from our continuous development, and the variety of equipment that we manufacture, whether it is manually, pneumatically, or hydraulically operated.

Through detailed collaboration we can design a facility which incorporates a high level of efficiency, productivity, animal welfare, and operator safety. We work with you so that you gain the best design and solution for your livestock exchange facility.

We manufacture a large range of standard products, but you can benefit from our customising service to purpose-build an appropriate livestock exchange facility of piece of equipment that will help increase the productivity and safety of your facility. 

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Why Thompson Longhorn?

Saleyard operators 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 facility 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 saleyard operators - often adding value to your livestock exchange centre. 

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 and that is provided to you. 

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3. Which option of design or layout is 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 facility 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 ensures that these principles are incorporated into the design which will increase animal flow and save you on labour costs. 


Animal Welfare

The design of our product's and facilities 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.


Operator Safety 

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 saleyard 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.