Our team here in Bendigo, Victoria
We're here to help you! We’re close to the Bendigo Livestock Exchange. You can ring us, visit us, email or text with any questions you’ve got about stick readers, race readers, weigh scales, visual or electronic tags – in fact anything related to animal identification.
We’ve been here in our new Bendigo base since 2012 but Shearwell have been supplying farmers in Australia with NLIS ear tags since 2011 and with other ear tags and equipment for even longer.
Shearwell and animal identification go back a long way. Impressed by an aluminium sheep tag while he was shearing sheep in Norway, Richard Webber (Director of Shearwell Data) bought the machine that made them. Shearwell then began its own production of PAT aluminium sheep tags.
Next came a thermal printing machine to print plastic cattle, sheep and pig tags followed by a laser machine for permanent printing. Shearwell then began to develop handling systems and software based around electronic identification.
Today Shearwell is one of the leaders in the field of Data Capture and Data Transfer in the livestock industry. Electronic identification increases both traceability and profitability through improved and more efficient livestock management. And to address the increased consumer and regulatory demand for traceability, Shearwell has been pioneering Electronic Identification around the world.
How did we get here?
We never settle for second-best
We test and use all our systems ourselves, here on our own farm, with the aim of improving livestock handling and profitability. For us, with our contractor background, it has been important to get the products right and carry out tasks efficiently. Retention of the tag is extremely important to us and trials in Canada have shown 99% retention over three years with 50,000 tags.
We hope that the solid reputation we have for customer service and a quality range of products will continue to grow in Australia as it has in other countries.