Metalcorp and the National Centre for Farmer Health have continued their partnership in 2019, helping to make a difference to farmer’s lives.
Metalcorp’s corporate support of the NCFH provides vital funding to aid research and support ongoing activities to improve farmer health.
Recently, Metalcorp’s livestock handling equipment has received a safe farming tick of approval by the National Centre for Farmer Health.
A review by the National Centre For Farmer Health found that Metalcorp’s CLASSIC PLUS® Crush, CATTLEMASTER® Crush and the HOBBYMASTER® Vet Crush were considered to be a superior safety option for farmers.
The assessments were conducted by Livestock Veterinarian Dr David Rendell, Occupational Therapist Andrew Cross and NCFH Director Dr Susan Brumby to ensure Metalcorp’s Cattle Crushes enable cattle and humans to work together as safely and efficiently as possible.
Cattle Crushes play a vital role for farmers to carry out a variety of jobs on the animal, including vaccinating, dehorning, castrating, pregnancy testing, tagging, veterinarian treatment and much more.
With these important jobs to be carried out, the report revealed that Metalcorp’s Cattle Crushes meet manual handling demands and gates and locking mechanisms were considered reasonable, easy to use and well designed.
The report also revealed that because Metalcorp’s Cattle Crushes are designed with rectangular steel sections, this prevents the handler putting an arm in the cattle crush area and is viewed as a significant improvement from cattle crushes designed with round pipe sections.
Metalcorp’s Cattle Crushes effectively restrain the typical range of cattle in Australia, enabling important procedures to be carried out.