Mandatory EID Is Coming, Are You Prepared?

VIC has done it, other states are thinking it, everybody is talking about it and we are all wondering when the headline is going to appear in the papers. We all know mandatory EID is coming at some point, so what are you going to do when that happens? It could be tomorrow… so how can that […]

(SECRET #4) TOP 7 Benefits Of An All-In-One System

Opting for an All-In-One-System like the BreedELITE Sheep System provides you with a number of benefits, including: BENEFIT #1: Sheep Data Always In One Place: To have information for making better decisions all your sheep data must be in one place. With an All-In-One-System all the data is always stored in the BreedELITE Sheep Software […]

(SECRET #5) Is The BreedELITE Sheep System A Good Investment?

If you’ve been thinking about getting into Precision Sheep Management or using more data in your sheep farm. You may have looked at investing in sheep technology or softwareto make it all easier. You may have even heard about The BreedELITE Sheep System and the benefits that go along with it. But before jumping in […]

(SECRET #3) A Complete System Walkthrough

BreedELITE makes breeding elite sheep easier, more profitable and even more enjoyable… see the Full System in action and hear from BreedELITE Sheep Farmers about how they are propelling their results Stud Breeder Troy & NetteAshmore White Suffolks Commercial Breeder Cameron EnglandLyndall Park Stud Breeder Craig BradleyNew Armatree Feedlot Producer Tash WestbrookBelmont Beef & Lamb […]

What’s The Average Age Of Your Ram Buyers?

As a Ram Breeder, it’s an interesting question to ask yourself? Recently we were talking with a Ram Breeder about this, let’s call him ‘Nostalgic NicK’. ‘Nostalgic Nick’ was lamenting the fact that every year his clients seemed to be getting older and older. He was concerned that in the next 5-10 years many of […]

(SECRET #2) Which Stage Are You At With Your Sheep Technology?

There are two common stories we hear from Sheep Farmers all over Australia who are looking to do more with data in their sheep farm. The Progressive Producers we talk with are generally in one of the following two stages… So, which stage are you in? If you are in one of these stages you […]

(SECRET #1) – Systems Thinking – What’s An All-In-One Sheep System?

From the outside a lot of sheep software and technology looks the same, however what’s special about The BreedELITE Sheep System is that it has been purpose built to work together seamlessly as an All-In-One-System. That means you have a ‘SYSTEM for managing and implementing decisions from your sheep data’, rather than just having another […]

Deciding On An EID Tagging Convention – What’s The Right Choice For Your Sheep Farm?

Last year we were talking to a sheep farmer who told us their Breeding Objective was to breed sheep with bigger ears….They were using so many visual tags that they were running out of space to put in the various coloured management tags that they used to track their sheep. At risk of having a […]

Buying Rams – How Do They Measure Up?

Imagine walking into a supermarket to do your weekly shopping. You go through the entry gate, grab a trolley with a wonky wheel and head for the aisles. You turn down the first aisle and there, on both sides of the aisle for the length of the store, are rows and rows of jars, bottles, […]

Why Having A Consistent And Accurate Process Is So Important For Your Sheep Farm

As we approach the end of another year we wanted to conclude with a story about the variability of measurements and why having a consistent and accurate process is so important for your sheep farm. As sheep producers understanding the variability that naturally occurs in these measurements is critical. We have used an example from […]

Bringing Back The Passion – How To Restore Enthusiasm In Sheep Farming For The Next Generation

Sheep farming is a unique industry stuck between traditional practice and the pressure to change. Traditional practices keep farmers doing what they love; being outside, hands dirty, and working with their animals. But there comes the point where farmers need to start looking at the farm’s legacy, and hopefully, finding a next-generation (possibly a family […]

How To Nail Sheep Genetics Submission Time And Avoid Overwhelm

It is clear that ASBV’s (Australian Sheep Breeding Values) are starting to gain the momentum they deserve in the sheep industry. Those that have been using ASBV’s effectively for some time are truly leading the industry and the ability for ASBV’s to assist you to drive performance in your flock (and your clients flocks) is […]

Everything You Need To Know About Sheep DNA Testing

There is a lot of confusion surrounding sheep DNA testing in the industry, and that is why we have decided to talk about DNA testing in this blog. Below are some tips to make the most of this tech in your flock, and also how to avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes that many […]

Visual vs Data Based Sheep Classing: How Using Data Produces Better Results

Before EID tags and sheep management technology were developed, farmers depended solely on visual assessments to classify sheep. Even now, many businesses continue to use this method to evaluate their animals. While there’s still a place for visual classing, the practice is highly subjective which leaves plenty of room for error. Ram buyers and commercial […]

EID and Precision Sheep Management In A Wool Flock

EID tags provide a number of benefits to sheep farmers, particularly those with a wool flock. The technology makes everything from fleece weighing to ram allocation more efficient. This not only leads to better results, but it also allows you to save both time and labour. Here are some of the ways EID tags can […]

EID And Precision Sheep Management In A Meat Flock

EID tags provide massive benefits for all sheep farmers, including those with meat flocks. Whether it’s recording weights, tracking pregnancy status, or getting carcass feedback, this technology provides accurate data with a much higher level of efficiency. Here are some of the ways EID tags can be used in a meat flock, combining EID tags […]

Reusable or Single Use: Which Sheep EID Tags Are Right For You?

When it comes to EID tags, all sheep farmers have two choices:  Reusable EID tags: EID tags have the ability to be removed from one sheep and placed in another sheep. Single-use EID tags: EID tags can only be used in one animal for its whole life. The tag is damaged when removed which prevents […]

What Are The Benefits Of Sheep EID Tags?

Many farmers are doing away with manual sheep identification in favour of EID tags. If you’re still on the fence about whether or not you should make the switch you’re probably wondering what the advantages of this new technology are. We’ve put together a list of the top 5 benefits EID tags provide progressive sheep […]

What Are EID Tags And How Do They Work?

Efficient Sheep identification is critical to running a profitable sheep farming business that is implementing Precision Sheep Management. The ability to identify animals individually means you can easily track data about the animal’s pedigree and performance, and use it to make better management and breeding decisions throughout its life. This allows you to see which […]

Craig Bradley And His BreedELITE Story

Meet Craig Bradley from New Armatree situated in the Northern Central West Slopes and Plains of New South Wales, Australia. They operate a mixed farm on 1800 hectares that includes cereal and pulses with commercial merino flock producing first cross ewes and they also have a Border Leicester Stud. According to Craig Bradley: “If we […]

Is Collecting Weights At Marking Worth The Time And Effort?

We are seeing a trend in the industry as well as conversations related to people wanting to start recording marking weights and using them to inform selection decisions. Before you take this on read below. Collecting marking weights and using them as part of a selection criteria is mostly a waste of time and effort, […]

Classings Classic 2020

What a pleasure it was to meet and present The BreedELITE Sheep System to the Stud Merino Breeders at The Classings Classic 2020. Here are some of the highlights of the day at Murray Bridge Racing Club.

South Australian AgTech Strategic Plan Launch

Was great to get to the South Australian Agtech Plan Launch and discuss how South Australian sheep farmers can increase productivity and profitability through greater adoption of technology. The AgTech Strategic Plan provides $2.4 million investment to encourage South Australia’s primary producers to further adopt agricultural technology. For more info on the AgTech Strategic Plan, […]

Take Advantage Of Precision Livestock Management Or You Will Be Left Behind

Are you a Sheep Farmer who is still not maximising technology in your sheep business? If yes, then you will definitely want to read this post until the end to find out what you are missing out on.. Evolving Government Regulations And Consumer Expectations Changing government regulations, consumer expectations and new technology are already disrupting […]

Four Ways Precision Livestock Management Can Boost Sheep Farm Profitability

In our previous post, we explained what Precision Livestock Management (PLM) is. Today we are going to uncover the four major benefits of PLM. There are four main ways that PLM can boost the profitability of your Sheep Enterprise: 1. Current Generation Gain Keeping the highest performing animals and culling the worst performers, means that […]

Getting Started With Precision Livestock Management

Precision Livestock Management (PLM) provides huge opportunities for progressive Sheep Farmers to increase the efficiency and profitability of their sheep enterprise. Combined with enabling Software and Technology these gains can be turbocharged. Whilst these technologies support your management system and make you faster and more profitable, there is a huge knowledge gap on how this […]