Farming is not easy and a lot of factors are out of producers’ control – too much rain, not enough rain, too much sun, not enough sun.
What can be controlled is how to do things to improve productivity and profitability on farm.
It was the desire to cut back on crutching costs and long hours spent bringing stock to the woolshed that inspired Wayne Coffey to develop the Combi Clamp.
“Its’ simplicity, durability and versatility has enabled the Combi Clamp Sheep Handler to become a major contender on the Sheep Handler market worldwide,” creator of Combi Clamp Wayne Coffey said.
“Rather than processing sheep through the yards multiple times in one day, why not do everything in the one go.
“A common task when finishing lambs is to weigh a mob and draft them into two or three lines.
“The heavy ones need to be crutched ready for the works while lighter animals may be due for a drench.
“With the Combi Clamp’s hands-free operation and easy access to most of the animal you can improve your productivity by completing all three tasks in one pass through the handler.
“The same principal can also be applied to mouthing and drafting ewes at weaning.
“The Combi Clamp can also help with the quality of your work and therefore profitability.
“When weighing with the Combi Clamp, the operator is tared out.
“This allows them to check condition and draft off the harder, larger framed animals therefore increasing yield.
“Another way to improve profitability is to avoid throwing away money in the form of wasted product.
“When back-lining in the drafting race, it is easy to use more product through misses and extra doses to complete the line.
“By back-lining through the Combi Clamp, the flow of animals can be controlled to ensure effective application of the product.
“Some Combi Clamp clients saw a saving of up to 25 per cent on back-lining applications, sending a quarter pallet of unused product back to the store.
“Arguably the easiest way to improve productivity is by pumping out the numbers.
“When testing a range of sheep handlers, the Kondinin Group found the Combi Clamp to be significantly faster during the speed drenching test than competitors.
“The Kondinin group also rated the Combi Clamp highly in build quality and ease of use.
“Don’t avoid the hard jobs, just do them smarter.
“Contact your local Landmark store to enquire about a Combi Clamp sheep handling system for you.”
- Visit: www.combiclamp.co.nz or contact Wayne Coffey on 1800 449 561.