SIBI, Automated jetting race case study | Department of Agriculture and Food WA

SIBI, Automated jetting race case study | Department of Agriculture and Food WA



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SIBI, Automated jetting race case study

Andrew Slade
Sheep certainly are hard work if you’re not set up in the right way there’s a lot of equipment out
there to make sheep handling a lot easier and more efficient.
My name’s Andrew Slade and we farm in Mount Barker WA.
We run five and a half thousand breeding ewes and 700 breeding cattle in a mixed livestock and
cropping enterprise.
Previously we were jetting with afire unit and getting limited control maximum control period was
around six weeks, the only other option was to use click which was considerably more expensive.
We purchase the Electro Dip six years ago we saw the Electro Dip as a more cost effective and
productive solution we were able to get up to12 weeks control and not have to treat the ewes as
often and at a lot more cost effective rate.
Having that 12 week protection period we’ve gone from treating at a minimum 2 to 3 times a year
back to once. Probably halved the amount of labour needed to treat our ewes.
We apply 2 L of water per ewe the mix is a two litres of Vetrazin per thousand litres of water.
We can put through upwards of 1500 ewes an hour and get effective control.
The key element of the Electro Dip is the high pressure pump which delivers constant pressure
and 120 psi or whatever rate you set it at. And you get the penetration down to the skin.
So the sheep run through and trip out the seeing eye, which is behind this little bit of glass here
and that triggers jets that come from underneath and jets from the top and also jets on the side.
There are a number of people that hire Electric Dips or similar systems so that maybe an option
but the effectiveness is vastly greater than what you’d get using the fire unit to jet.
Peter Rowe.
I’m Peter Rowe I’m an agricultural economist with over 20 years experience and I was approached
by the Department of agriculture and food to look into the economics of the Slades Electro Dip
Jetting Machine.
It was costing the Slades about $13,000 a year for fly control. They’ve managed to reduce that
down to $5000 a year a saving of about $8000 a year.t
The system cost $14,000 to buy and across 10 years will save them about $4.10 for each dollar
they’ve invested.
The payback period is just over two years.
Andrew Slade.
The Electro Dip is an invaluable piece of equipment on our sheep operation so we wouldn’t trade it
for any other system thats out there at the moment.
Rhys Jones
The Department of agriculture and food WA, through its Sheep Industry Business Innovation
project, made possible by Royalties for Regions is supporting and sharing new technologies in the
sheep industry. This is improving labour efficiency in the sector and making it easier all round, to
run sheep.
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sheep certainly are hard work if you're not set up in the right way there's a lot of equipment out there that can make cheap handling a lot easier and more more efficient my name is Andrew slate and we farm in Mount Darko we run five and a thousand breeding ewes and 700 breeding cattle in a mixed livestock and cropping enterprise previously we were chatting with a fire unit and getting limited control maximum control period was around six weeks the only other option was to use click which is considerably more expensive and we purchased the electrode it six years ago we saw the electrode as a more cost effective and productive solution we were able to get up to 12 weeks control and not have to treat the use as often and a lot more cost-effective right having that 12 week protection period and we've done including at minimum two to three times a year back to once probably half the amount of labour needed to treat our use we apply two litres of water to you the mix is a 2 liters of vetericyn 2,000 liters of water and we can put through upwards of 1,500 use an hour and get effective control the key element of the electrode is the high-pressure pump which delivers them constant pressure 120 psi or whatever rate you set it up and you get the penetration down to the skin the sheep sheep run through and sugar the seeing-eye which is behind this little bit of glass here that triggers jets that come from underneath and jets from the top and also gets on the side there are a number of people who hire out electro dips or similar systems so there might be an option that the effectiveness is vastly greater than what you get using the fire unit to jet I'm Peter oh I'm an agricultural economist with over 20 years experience and I was approached by the Department of Agriculture in food to look into the economics of the slaves electrode jetting machine it was costing the slaves about $13,000 a year for flight control they've managed to reduce that down to five thousand dollars a year a saving of about eight thousand dollars a year the system costs fourteen thousand dollars to buy and across ten years will save them about four dollars and ten cents for each dollar they've invested the payback period is just over two years that's how that is an invaluable piece of equipment on a chef operation so we wouldn't we wouldn't trade it for any other system that's out there at the moment the Department of Agriculture and Food WI through its chief industry business innovation project made possible by royalties for regions in supporting and sharing new technologies in the sheep industry this is improving labor efficiency in the sector and making it easier all-round to run ship

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