Animal comfort and operator safety are key to great numbers at the sale yard, and while some may long for the good old days, today's cattle handling equipment has improved safety and efficiency.
A cattle crush partnered with races and holding yards, is an indispensable part of daily life.
As ubiquitous as cattle crushes are, they have not changed much in 20 years.
When Offsider Agricultural Equipment entered the market in 2017, the team were committed to reinventing stock handling.
Taking 40 years experience in stock handling equipment development and production, and matching that with 21st century design thinking, Offsider Ag look at everyday on farm challenges to build smart, cost effective solutions.
Taking advice from the DPI and Meat and Livestock Australia, producers, vets and cattle transporters, they developed Offsider Ag Cattle Crushes.
According to David Hicks, Offsider do not make just another product.
"Our machines make it easier to work smarter, not harder, and the new cattle crush range is no exception," he said.
"Standard on all our crushes, the Offsider Easy Release Head Bale works even when things don't go as planned.
"Rear split sliders give increased operator visibility and nearside gates give practical access for on farm husbandry.
"The quiet operation head bale allows the animal to exit without added stress.
"Working on a minimal physical input operation, Offsider Ag crushes are designed to minimise excessive noise, while improving ease of use.
"We tested them with my nine year old nephew and mother in law.
"They operated the head bale easily and my mother in law, who has worked with cattle all her life, was impressed with the quietness of the action.
"We wanted to make sure the whole range of Offsider Ag crushes have all the safety features as standard.
"No-one should have to battle on with an old, unsafe crush.
"Our crushes have seven different configurations in the range, suiting most needs."
- Visit: www.offsiderag.com.au