As the year draws to a close there is hope that sometime in the near future we can draw a line under what has been for many the most challenging period of their life on the land. Down here in the South it is very difficult to fully comprehend the severity of this drought and the devastation that it has caused for so many of our NSW and QSLD friends and customers. For all those affected, Chemvet gives a big ‘shout out’ and pray that your resilience and bloody hard work is duly rewarded with some sort of return to normal seasonal conditions soon.
Meanwhile, for the sheep producer, Chemvet’s war on dropping the price on blowfly and lice treatments is in full swing with pallets of Vetmec Strikemaster and Vetmec Bodyguard, large and small, going out the door. We are becoming very adept at cutting down a large pallet and making smaller ones for our mostly door to door TNT deliveries. Look over-page for Chemvet’s new highly competitive pricing for these products.
We are pleased to announce that our future newsletters will include ‘Tash’s Corner’ – a regular contribution from our wonderful Tash giving a younger perspective on Australian Agriculture – Tash’s first piece is about opportunities in agribusiness and sustainability.
Best wishes for Xmas and a happy and safe New Year and a hope that the recent November ‘sprinkles’ of rain that many have recently experienced keep coming!
Murray & the team at Chemvet
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM ALL OF US AT CHEMVET!
Every year around Xmas we send out a handy gift to all our clients who have purchased from us throughout the year. Because it was appreciated by so many on a previous occasion we are sending out this year a handy tag/hayband cutter.
‘Tis the season for weaners!
Vetmec Bodyguard is an Imidacloprid based Off-shears Pour-on Lousicide equivalent to Avenge™. Bodyguard comes in the award-winning ‘non-glug’ 20L container. And now in addition to our highly competitive reduced pricing, we are now offering this product freight free.
Shipping by TNT
Chemvet has been able to negotiate with TNT suitable transport rates for larger orders of sheep drench and Bodyguard that can be palletised. A spin-off advantage is that in most cases this is a very convenient ‘to the farm’ delivery. This service has already proven great for delivery of Vetmec Bodyguard and will be an excellent method of delivery for 2+ orders of Vetmec Strikemaster 20L.
Could your stock be the next face of Chemvet?
Entries close 1st February 2020.
Would you like a notebook?
Last year we sent out our popular 2019-21 pocket notebook. We still have quite a number of these notebooks in stock so if anyone wants one or two put in with your next order, just let us know or send us an email. First in first served!
From the perspective of a university student studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at the University of Melbourne, there seem to be limitless opportunities in terms of jobs within the industry we’re soon to enter. Of course this all depends on what you major and specialise in, but agriculture across the globe is changing and we need the research, resources and leaders to keep up. The people I talk to at any kind of industry event are saying that there are a lot of office jobs that require an agricultural degree, and I guess this is explained by the fact that more than 70 percent of students in my cohort aren’t from the land or have grown up on farms. This means the industry is expanding, production is increasing but with fewer farmers and more technology, which overall makes us really quite efficient!
The animal production industries receive a lot of uneducated opinions and criticism when it comes to telling farmers how to do their jobs. These opinions generally stem from welfare or environmental and climate change concerns. Across the world, the twelve United Nations Sustainability Goals are the basis for many decisions that will cause change. An example of such adoption is Meat and Livestock Australia’s carbon neutral by 2030 goal, which I’m sure most red meat producers have heard of. It’s well on its way to achieving this goal of greenhouse gas mitigation and has dropped greenhouse gas contributions significantly (around 50 percent) since 2005. This has been done so by land management, such as tree planting, as well as trials to reduce methane emissions from the animal itself. The use of solar power is also something that is contributing to this rapid reduction in emissions, which Chemvet is pleased to say we’ve installed 48 solar panels on a 15 kilowatt system in an effort to increase the sustainability of the business.