Impressively, Australia is the world's largest exporter of sheep meat and is also considered one of the top wool producers of the world.
So when you consider that sheep numbers nationally are estimated to be over 72 million head, you realise how hardworking and resourceful Australian sheep farmers must be.
That is why Clipex designed their sheep handler.
According to a Clipex spokesman, their sheep handler is innovative, tough and durable.
Fully automated, it is designed to be operated with minimal effort; catching sheep with incredible accuracy.
The handler’s roll over tilt function and lift flaps provide unparalleled access to the animal, making crutching, wigging and drenching easier than ever before.
And thanks to the innovative anti-backing flap doors, the sheep just keep on flowing, which means the operator can weigh and draft up to 800 sheep an hour automatically.
Ben Priest, owner of a livestock contracting business based in Coolamon, has now processed 100,000 sheep in eight months with the help of the Clipex sheep handler.
“We chose the Clipex sheep handler because it met our needs more than any other handler on the market,” Mr Priest said.
“Instead of having three processes for crutching, vaccinating and drenching, with the Clipex handler, we can condense all tasks into one run and also weigh and draft as well,” he said.