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Glenara Transport Pty Ltd  – 0409 693 927

Supplies Timber by-products for safe use around Public Parks, School Grounds, Nurseries, Landscaping, Stock Farms, Cattle Farms, Dairy Farms, Horse Stables, Poultry Farms, Events and many other Local Organisations and Sporting Clubs.
We can deliver woodchips, sawdust, wood shavings, bark and compost

We can deliver woodchips, sawdust, wood shavings, bark and compost

WHAT TO DO WITH WET DAIRY LANEWAYS

Dairy Laneway using pine flake on tracks

Dairy Farm using Pine flake (post peelings) on dairy laneway

Winter is  the busiest time of the year for dairy farmers ordering woodchips to put on dairy laneways to prevent lameness.

Here is a spreadsheet that will help you calculate the Real Cost of Lameness in your herd. (Courtesy : Dairy Australia)  Diary Australia also produced this document  Managing in wet conditions”

Dairy Australia recommends that wet “tracks can be topped with sawdust, woodchips or finely crushed rock/limestone as a temporary fix in areas that have deteriorated during wet conditions.

• Use a thick layer (at least 300mm thick) when using soft topping materials such as sawdust or woodchips. Use sleepers to keep the material contained

• Consider topping the last 25m of track with sawdust or woodchips if the cattle are carrying
stones onto the concrete holding yards…”

Check out cowtime.com.au and read  how dairy tracks and wet areas can be topped with sawdust, woodchips, mulch or used for feedlots.

DairyNZ in its brochure  “standing_off_a_cows_perspective”  recommends “A well-drained woodchip pad works the best of all the surface types”  The brochure also outlines case studies making the case  for effective winter management using post peelings and sawdust.

Like to save money?   We recommend that Dairy Farmers  contact us early in the year well before you actually need woodchips, post peelings or sawdust as suitable product can run short and delays can occur as a result.   Woodchips are lighter in summer so you get more per load and save money.

Glenn wins Go Kart Millard Memorial Trophy at Hamilton

Glenn Henley after winning Millard Memorial Trophy at Hamilton September, 2012

 

Glenn Henley was very proud to win the Millard Memorial Trophy for clubman over 40’s class at Hamilton on the weekend. The win was very special for many reasons but especially because the Millard Memorial is in honor of Graham & Cath Millard who died six years ago, in a tragic motor vehicle accident on the way to their son’s go kart meeting.

Graham & Cath lived in Portland/Hamilton but were members on and off at the Mount Gambier karting club which Glenn belongs to and also the Mt Gambier rally club.

Glenn made an emotional speech about what great club people Graham & Cath were, the love Glenn has for his own family and also urging everyone to remember how important road safety is on the way home today and every day.

Congratulations Glenn on your win.

 

Glenn, Tracey, Brock & Taylor

CHATSWORTH HOUSE FARM SOLVES MUDDY SHEEPYARD PROBLEM DURING LAMBMARKING

Story courtesy Trent Adams from Chatsworth House Farm

 

Chattsworth House Farm Lambmarking 2011

Lambmarking at Chatsworth House Farm 2011 - using sawdust on yards

Chatsworth house, located in the Western District, Victoria is a mixed business between Grain and intensive Prime Lamb program. We lamb all year round, for this to work we need to do stock work on specific dates whatever mother nature has instore for us to a degree. Our sheepyard facility is only 6 years old, our main bugle/race area is under cover and the larger forcing/lead up area is not.

Last winter, especially August, was a struggle to get the stock in without making a mess off the under cover area and the stock were not benefitting from this. So we have looked at different options since then like covering more yards, which is quite expensive and probably not much more of an advantage in the long run. We even got a bob cat in and scrapped the mud out but that was only a feel good thing.

Leading up to lamb Marking this August stock work was becoming impossible with out wearing gumboots (I hate wearing gumboots!) So we decided we needed to do something and had heard all the dairy farmers down south were using saw dust or bark chips, So we thought we would try it. Looked on the computer and came across your contact details.

The sawdust was fantastic through lamb marking. Not only did it make the hygiene a lot  safer it also sped the stock work up and made it a bit more of a pleasing experience.  Since lamb Marking we have run probably close to 15,000 sheep through the yards and it is holding up very well. Very Happy with it.

HORSHAM GO KART RACING BACK ON TRACK

Horsham Go Kart track with woodchip safety barriers

Horsham Go Kart track with pine woodchip safety barriers

 

 

The floods in 2011 wrecked the Horsham Go Kart Club track barriers.  Glenn is a keen a go karter so rather than send cash to victims of the Queensland we thought we could help out a bit closer to home.  After a few phone calls we were able to help the Horsham Go Kart Club by delivering a couple of loads of pine wood chips which were used to reinstate their safety barriers that had been washed away.  Glenn and family were at the track a week later – still a bit wet but everyone was off and racing again!