As a sheep farmer, your livelihood depends on the performance of your flock. Each and every one of your sheep is working day and night to turn pasture and grain into meat and wool. It’s your job, then, to enable your flock to perform to its best ability both now and into the future. At BreedELITE, we have created a practical, low cost system that will improve your management skills ten fold, enabling you to make your decisions based on data, not guesswork. The ultimate pedigree and performance recording software, matches with our very own automatic drafting and weighing machine to create the Smart Draft‘n’Weigh System. This is the product that is formed when 35+ years of specialist sheep farming consultancy meets innovation and new age technology. Farmers will drastically increase their sheep and farm productivity, benefit sheep health, improve their welfare, all the while making the best genetic progress possible. BreedELITE makes farmers excited to do sheep work again, because they know that they have the best tool at their side, leading them to achieve their goals.
Throw out every single assumption and status quo surrounding autodrafters and data recording systems you know. That is exactly what we did two and a half years ago, when we combined 35+ years of specialist sheep farming knowledge with new age tech and innovation with the goal of changing the way farmers Measure, Manage and Market their sheep. Fast forward through drawings, 7 different prototypes, farmer feedback and tens of thousands of sheep to now, where we have developed what we call...
The Smart Draft'n'Weigh System
We have listened to hundreds of farmers, users of current softwares and autodrafters, and identified every single issue with what is on the market. We listened. We were shocked with what farmers were putting up with and we said enough is enough! We tasked ourselves with creating what farmers want, what they need, what YOU need, and what will enable you to achieve your production and efficiency goals faster than ever before. It is proven that we are onto something special, from winning awards with AWI to customers all through SA, Vic, NSW and WA who are loving our products and getting great results. We want you to join us and our farmers on the path to breeding or feeding elite sheep and fully realising your farms potential. For those sheep farmers with any flock structure and objective, who are dissatisfied with the current offerings on the market, our Smart Draft'n'Weigh System is a new era of autodrafting and data management. No more plastic frame, no more cutting your yards to fit in big and bulky design, no more fixed gate speed, no more tare weight issues, no more hard to use scalehead, no more hassle! The Smart Draft'n'Weigh system is a fully featured automatic drafting and weighing machine, with a hot dip galvanised frame to last forever, a sleek design at just 530mm wide, plus our unique rotating gate design just scratches the surface of what we are doing. Competing products are expensive, bulky, and utilise scaleheads that see a disconnection between your data, your analytics and your management. We have developed a seamless plug and play system that utilises your own computer or windows tablet, giving you in-yard analytics and decision making tools that put you way in front, did we mention no more uploading and downloading draft lists! So why now? Why should you get on the phone and call me right now? You know as well as I do that there are a few factors that we are dealing with. Compulsory EID is either here or just around the corner, premiums are there for the taking, penalties are high for out of spec sheep, tablets and computers are getting cheaper and more powerful while scaleheads are getting more expensive and harder to use, live analytics are needed, functionality updates need to be quick, labour availability is declining, the list goes on, and so does your list of jobs to do. It's the perfect storm, you're ready to take ahold of your production and get the best technology by your side, we are providing the best technology, and the market is ready to buy your elite sheep, give me a call on 0447 319 826 or register your interest below.
CEO & Co-Founder BreedELITE Pty Ltd
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You and I both know that there is only one material that belongs in sheep yards. It's not un-fixable/disposable plastic. It's not weak, breakable aluminium. It is rugged steel. Steel that has been welded strong and dipped in a durable zinc coating. Just think, there is a very good reason that steel has been used in sheep yards for decades... why should it change now?
At a super slim 530mm, the Smart Draft'n'Weigh System is made to fit INTO your yards. No more cutting or redesigning your yards just to make room for a drafter
Whether you are a stud producer, commercial producer, or combined it doesn't matter. From weights to wool, ASBV's to reproduction, plus full integration to sheep genetics, our system has you covered
Built with the mobile farmer in mind, the drafter features fold down handles, and attachable wheels that see you moving in minutes. Built just right to over-centre onto a ute tray or wheeled onto a trailer, many of our clients have a new travelling companion between their multiple properties.
The same goes for the software, because it is on your laptop or tablet, your data goes with you. Analyse and set draft criteria whilst you are having your morning coffee, take it with you in the ute, or show other people off farm without the need to be in the yards. When you are finished, use the same machine to check and send emails, surf the internet or read the news. Its just convenient.
There's nothing we hate more than needing to order a completely new machine after one little component breaks. Every single component of our drafter bolts on and off, allowing you to get replacement parts easily, cheaply and quickly. Yes, that goes for the modular electronics as well!
The rest of it is made of steel, and you know what to do with that
No more messed up tare weights, no more uneven ground issues, no more inaccurate weights due to a waiting sheep touching the back gates. Bolt, screw or wire the crate in place, it doesn't matter. It will weigh accurately time and time again.
Its as easy as 1, 2, 3 or at least left, right, straight. Click on a direction, then add the criteria you want to go that way. Weights, sire, sex, gains, number of lambs, wool quality... the list goes on. Make it as simple or as complex as you like. No more downloading and uploading draft lists of EID's, it is all done live by the software. All you have to know is what criteria you want in each direction, then the Smart Draft'n'Weigh System takes care of the rest
You'll be saying, "Why hasn't it always been like this, it just makes sense and is so easy"
Here's the process: Walk up, plug the drafter in, put in criteria, start drafting, change criteria, draft another mob, change criteria, draft another mob... its that easy. Everything just works like a well oiled machine, the way technology should be.
You get your data analytics where and when you need them, no uploading or bluetoothing to the web to get analytics. It is there, updated after every sheep so you can make informed decisions on the fly.
Our unique gate design provides an almost unobstructed view for sheep entering and exiting the crate. This leads to great sheep flow and consistency from the first to the last.
Ahhh the Scalehead. That infamous piece of technology that has caused farmers more pain and gripe than any other piece of technology on the farm. Known for being clunky, slow and hard to use, not to mention thousands and thousands of dollars. The rest of the world is in the tablet generation, why aren't drafting and weighing systems? That's exactly what we thought when we set out on this journey. Why pay $7000 for something that uses a legacy system, and has less functionality and usability than what we offer on a tablet that costs a fraction of the price. Tablets are just better: processing power is better, the portability is better, the data is accessible, you know how to use it, it's lighter, it's multi use, it... you get the point, just say no to scaleheads, say yes to BreedELITE.
We have built the Smart Draft'n'Weigh System to not just be an ornament whenever you aren't drafting. It can be used for so much more. From a manual weighing crate for super small jobs, to a remote controlled let-out gate, or even an eye muscle scanning crate! Everyday the BreedELITE Community are coming up with new uses for the Smart Draft'n'Weigh System
We don't believe in charging hundreds of dollars every time we bring out a new feature like some other companies. We get our value by seeing you using it!
The same goes for software and hardware support, call us* to ask a question.
*See V7.0 support videos page for our support hours (top of the page)
Measuring, Managing and Marketing Sheep, that is what we are about. Our core business is creating the best software and hardware technologies to help you achieve your goals and save time, money and labour in the process. It is not something we just dabble in as a side project, we are fully committed to creating the best pedigree and performance recording software, matched with the best autodrafting and weighing technology, packaged with the best support. When you buy from us, you are also buying this commitment: we don't settle for mediocrity, period.
Time and time again I see farmers, regrettably, choosing a drafter based on the advertised speed. Pushing speed in autodrafting is like pushing for a faster running dog while ignoring working ability. Please please please, when looking at autodrafters, notice that the advertised speed says up to x, with the key words there "up to". Up to does not in any way equal realistic. Sure, our drafter can push up to 650 sheep per hour weighing, and up to 800 sheep per hour with EID, but is that sustained over 3,4,5 hours of drafting? Of course not. When in a completely unstressed situation, meaning moving under their own impulse with no fear from yelling/dogs, sheep will move through any drafter at 450-550/hr weighing, and 600-750/hr with EID. At the start, the sheep still have to learn, so speed will be lower. Sure, you can sustain the higher numbers with pressure, more people etc. but the whole goal of autodrafting is: low stress, low labour, high accuracy segregation of a mob, not 'to be faster than 4 people and a dog with a manual crate'. Low stress means sheep are happy, return to feed immediately, and won't try to double up or jump in the crate. Low labour means better utilisation of farm resources, and higher ROI. High accuracy means you only have to do the job once, and know it is correct. If you are trying to run the crate at its maximum speed, constantly, these three imperatives start to suffer. When you can draft a few thousand sheep, by yourself, whilst sitting in a chair and watching the cricket on your phone, you have to start asking yourself, is speed the most important factor?
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