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Technology at $7m Mt Gambier plant poles apart from run-of-mill treatment

Revolutionary new ‘green’ process converts residues into biochar. A low toxicity treated pine fence post that withstands bushfires is the latest example of the South Australian forest industry’s commitment to innovation. The Tana post is the result of a $7 million investment by the Mount Gambier-based Roundwood Solutions. Founder Stephen Telford describes his business as …

Steel Sheds Vs Purlin Sheds: Which One Really Reigns Supreme?

A strong and reliable shed is considered a real investment in the agricultural industry. Farmers use sheds to protect their investments from the harsh environments many farmers work through, and shelter livestock from the inclement weather. Due to the value of the possessions and assets kept within the walls of a farm shed, it is …

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Key Points To Consider When Building A Hay Shed

Are you planning to build a hay shed or fodder shed on your property? There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration when it comes to building any type of shed. The team at Spanlift have been working collaboratively with both hay producers and exporters in South Australia, and with our experience …

Is a Sheep Yard Cover a Good Investment?

37m Long x 21m Wide Yard Cover, Pt Kenney SA Situated on the North-Western edge of the Eyre Peninsula, Venus Plains is a large Mixed Farming Enterprise consisting of over 7000 Hectares of Arable Farming land. Shearing approximately 10,000 Head of sheep a year, it would be fair to say that a big portion of …

Visit the Spanlift stand at South East Field Days – March 2020!

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at ​the 42nd Annual South East Field Days being held at Yakka Park, Lucindale, SA on the 20th & 21st of March 2020. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff at Site 582, Hunt Street, and find out how we can help …

Yorke Peninsula Field Days 2015

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at the Yorke Peninsular Field Days being held at Paskeville between 29th of September and 1st of October 2015. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff and find out how we can help you! Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again …

National Railway Museum Partners with Spanlift

National Railway Museum receives $300,000 grant Following several months of liaison, it was wonderful news to hear that the SA Government (through the Department for Education) has allocated a sum of $300,000 to NRM for the construction of an extension to the western side of the Fluck pavilion. Measuring about 94m long, 8m wide and …

THE FUTURE CERTAINTY FOR SHEEP

Traditionally sheep farmers across Australia were dependent on the weather being right to work on sheep, with work only happening when conditions allowed. The work was planned around the weather and when inclement weather occurred sheep work was deferred incurring cost and inconvenience (leaving the farmer feeling sheepish and the contractors feeling fleeced) Traditionally sheep …

Lifting the first stage of Spanlift Stadium in Darwin

Successful lift of the first stage of the cover being built by Spanlift Australia for the Satellite City BMX Club in Darwin First stage lifted and sitting on some temporary columns, ready for Stages 2 and 3 to be added throughout the following weeks. Keep an eye out for more pics to follow!

Spanlift: Growing SA Field Day 2018

Spanlift Australia is delighted to be exhibiting at the inaugural Growers SA Conference being held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf, SA on Friday 14th September 2018. GROWING SA 2018 is the inaugural annual conference of South Australia’s grain and livestock industries. It will be hosted by Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA, both …

Spanlift :Eyre Peninsula Field Days 2018

Spanlift Australia is delighted to be exhibiting at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days being held in Cleve, SA on the 14th, 15th & 16th of August 2018. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff at Site 227, 6th Street, and find out how we can help you! The biennial Field …

Barossa Viticulture Meat & Greet

Displays of Viticulture Suppliers + Gourmet Barbecue Lunch over 2 days at Stephen Stoll’s New Shed. Come and have a chat with the Spanlift Team over a warm cup of coffee ☕. Get Tickets (Free) A number of specialist suppliers to the Viticulture Industry have got together and are pleased to invite you to a …

New Winery building completed by Spanlift

This new winery shed in finishing stages at Nuriootpa, SA has the works! Including roller doors, sliding doors, internal walls, PA doors, different sized bays, and internal lining this is quite some shed. Actually it is 2 sheds side by side, and joined into an existing shed on the property. Looking really nice and our …

Hay market: Growers optimise Quality

This means Hay Sheds achieve payback periods of less than two years… The business case for hay sheds is strong indeed. As Hay growers prepare to cut their paddocks for silage or hay, a generous inventory of hay remains in sheds across southeast Australia. The days are getting longer, and according to hay growers in …

Visit the Spanlift stand at Yorke Peninsula Field Days – September 2017!

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at ​the Yorke Peninsula Field Days being held at Paskeville, SA on the 26th, 27th & 28th of September 2017. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff at Site 822, Maitland Road, and find out how we can help you! The Yorke …

Spanlift are the GOLD Sponsor at the Growers SA Conference – August 2017!

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be the Gold Sponsor inaugarual Growers SA Conference being held at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, Hahndorf, SA on Friday 11th of August 2017. GROWING SA 2017 is the inaugural annual conference of South Australia’s grain and livestock industries. It will be hosted by Grain Producers SA and Livestock SA …

Visit the Spanlift stand at South East Field Days – March 2017!

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at ​the 39th Annual South East Field Days being held at Yakka Park, Lucindale, SA on the 17th & 18th of March 2017. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff at Site 580, Hunt Street, and find out how we can help …

Spanlift are Developing the First Ever ‘Farmers Toolbox!’

Join us in our endeavor to develop the Ultimate Farmers Toolbox! That’s right, we want to develop a toolbox that every Farmer dreams about! And to do that, we need your help. Add your suggestions to our Facebook page… what tools do YOU think should form the Farmers Toolbox? And remember, the sky is the …

Spanlift Stadium – Final and largest lift

Final major lift involving 10 slew cranes ranging from 90T up to 400T lifting over 210T of steel structure into the air! A major feat, when finished this will be one of the largest clear span structures in Australia coming in at 105m long and 68m wide, and over 11m tall! Home to the Satellite …

Photos of Stage 2 Lift for Spanlift Stadium

Stage 2 lift of the Spanlift Stadium was successfully completed late last week. Now for the final push, to finish Stage 3 and lift and put columns in place. Only a few more weeks left on this one, and the people of Satellite City BMX Club will be very happy to start riding the bikes …

Another Road Train load of structural steel frames heading out to one of our valued customers

This is three trailers out of 14 full trailers of structural steel frames that has been sent up to Darwin out of our manufacturing plant in Mount Gambier. Many hours worth of work has gone into building the BMX Cover for the Satellite City BMX Club in Darwin, with over 14 trailers full of structural …

Second stage of Spanlift Stadium at Satellite City BMX Club going together

The second stage of the roof cover over the Satellite City BMX Club going together nicely this week View more pictures on Facebook @spanliftaustralia

Spanlift Stadium taking shape at the Satellite City BMX Club in Darwin

The first section of the roof cover being built over the Satellite City BMX Track in Darwin starting to take shape. First section of the roof placed out on the ground ready to assemble, frame put together, and finally ready to sheet and lift in place at the Satellite City BMX Club in Darwin. Once …

Structural steel for Satellite City BMX Club cover heading north to Darwin

First road train of structural steel for the Satellite City BMX Club cover on its way up through the red centre, due to arrive in Darwin shortly!

The Hon Scott Ryan and Hon Tony Pasin visit Spanlift

Spanlift Australia were pleased to welcome Scott Ryan, Senator and Tony Pasin, MP to our workshop for a brief visit today. Scott Ryan is the Federal Minister for Minister for Vocational Education and Skills and was responsible, along with Tony Pasin our local MP, for providing funding to some of the Spanlift staff recently under …

Spanlift Australia to build Olympic size roof to protect Olympic BMX hopefuls from harsh Darwin elements

We are pleased to announce that Spanlift Australia, has been chosen to build a state-of-the-art roof for Australia’s premier BMX track near Darwin. The soon to be state-of-the-art track at Satellite City BMX Club is Australia’s training ground for our Olympic hopefuls. To protect the track from the harsh elements of northern Australian sun as …

PoultryHouse Barns stands out at PIX 2014!

Exhibiting for the first time at PIX (Poultry Information Exchange) 2014, the PoultryHouse Barns team have returned home with much excitement about the future of the poultry industry in Australia. Held between 25th and 27th May 2014 at the Gold Coast, we had new and encouraging interest expressed in our unique range of poultry barns …

Earthworks started at new greenfield site near Bacchus Marsh

Earthworks have started this week at a new ‘greenfield’ poultry site near Bacchus Marsh, VIC. PoultryHouse Barns are proud to be involved in this 8 shed broiler shed project for the Baiada contract grower. Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at the Yorke Peninsula Field Days being held at Paskeville between 29th of …

Roast Chicken is Trumps!

Research released by the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) has revealed the favourite ways for Australians to enjoy home-cooked chicken, with Roast “chook”� leading the field with 61% of consumer votes Making up the remainder of the top five home prepared favourites were: stir fry (51%), chicken schnitzel (44%), chicken curry (40%) and chicken sandwich/wrap …

Spanlift PoultryHouse revolutionises poultry buildings

A broiler house is a broiler house – a building to keep chickens inside consisting of four walls and a roof with ventilation openings in the walls and feed and water equipment inside. Sounds simple and it is simple. Still there are many ways to fill in this broad sketch. Spanlift Broiler Buildings in Australia …

PoultryHouse Barns visits EuroTier 2014

In November, five members of the Spanlift PoultryHouse Barns team, visited EuroTier 2014 – The World’s Largest & Leading Exhibition for Animal Husbandry & Production. EuroTier 2014, held between 15 – 18 November, in Hanover, Germany, attracted a total of 2,360 exhibitors. Over the 4 days more than 156,000 visitors including some 30,000 international visitors …

Spanlift to exhibit at Eyre Peninsula Field Days 2016

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days being held in Cleve, SA on the 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2016. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff at Site 294, Eighth Street, and find out how we can help …

Congratulations to Rebecca Slade who won the hamper in the raffle at PIX/AMC 2016

Rebecca entered the raffle at our PIX/AMC stand at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29-31st May 2016. And she was the lucky winner when we drew it at the end of the expo. Congratulations Rebecca, from all the team at Spanlift Australia, we trust you enjoy your hamper! Garry Grace, Spanlift Sales …

Pan Pacific Pork Expo 2016

We are excited to be exhibiting this year at the Pan Pacific Pork Expo on 25 & 26th May 2016. The Pan Pacific Pork Expo (PPPE) combines a pork industry trade show and exhibition with information sessions supported by Australian Pork Limited (APL) and Pork CRC Limited. This gives opportunity to Australian producers to discuss, …

Visit Spanlift at the PIX/AMC Conference 2016

The Spanlift Australia team are excited to again be exhibiting at the Poultry Information Exchange (PIX/AMC) Conference on the Gold Coast this year. The 3 day event is held from Sunday 29th May through to Tuesday 31st May. The PIX/AMC conference and exhibition is the biggest event for the poultry industry in 2016 and is …

Tony Pasin MP visits Spanlift Australia team

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Mr. Tony Pasin MP, Federal Member for Barker to our team at Spanlift! During his visit Mr Pasin confirmed the funding for the Industry Skills Training Funding Project in which Spanlift Australia has been able to access due to our ongoing commitment to training and upskilling all of …

WIN an Esky filled with Beer at Kapunda Farm Fair 2016

Visit Spanlift at sites 180 – 189 at the Kapunda Farm Fair, 8 – 9 April 2016. Enter the draw at the Spanlift stand for your chance to WIN a Cool Ice Esky by Waeco filled with Beer and valued at $400! *T&C below. * Terms & Conditions: 1. Entrant must be over 18 years …

South East Field Days review

The South East Field days was a great success with many in attendance last weekend. Of note was Spanlift Australia’s exhibition of a fully constructed, hot-dipped galvanized steel shed, and Cameron who won a Kincrome Toolbox in the gate prize raffle draw! View some of the pictures taken throughout the 2 days below.

Cameron wins Kincrome Toolbox in Spanlift Raffle at South East Field Days!

The team at Spanlift Australia would like to congratulate Cameron C. on winning the Kincrome Toolbox at the raffle held over the South East Field Days on 18th and 19th March, 2016. There were many entries to this popular gate prize raffle, but there could only be one winner. Spanlift were pleased to be able …

Spanlift exhibiting at Kapunda Farm Fair 2016

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting for the first time at the Kapunda Farm Fair being held at the Harness Racing Track in Kapunda, SA on the 8th & 9th of April 2016. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff and find out how we can help you! The …

WIN a Kincrome Tool Chest at the South East Field Days

Visit the Spanlift at Site 583 at the South East Field Days, 18 – 19 March 2016. Enter the draw at the Spanlift stand for your chance to WIN a Kincrome Tool Chest valued at over $2400!

South East Field Days 2016

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at the 38th Annual South East Field Days being held at Yakka Park, Lucindale, SA on the 18th & 19th of March 2016. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff and find out how we can help you! The South East Field …

Holiday Closing Times for 2015

2015 has been a very busy year for us here at Spanlift Australia, and we trust it has been a profitable year for all our valued customers. We have completed many exciting projects, and also launched our new logo, and a new website to suit. The offices and workshop at Spanlift will be closed from …

South Australia to mandate use of Australian steel in all public works.

South Australia stakes faith in local steel The peak body representing the complete national steel supply chain, the Australian Steel Institute (ASI) has welcomed the South Australian Government’s announcement for all steelwork procured for public works to be independently tested and certified to Australian standards, also committing resources to making that happen. The State’s Industry …

Safety concerns over fabricated Chinese steel flooding Australian market

The Australian steel industry has issued a warning about the safety standards of steel products being imported from overseas. An oversupply of Chinese steel is plaguing the industry worldwide and Australian steelmakers are struggling to survive, as cheap raw and fabricated Chinese product floods the market. But the Australian Steel Institute and the Welding Technology …

Yorke Peninsula Field Days 2015

Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again at the Yorke Peninsular Field Days being held at Paskeville between 29th of September and 1st of October 2015. Call in and have a chat with one of our friendly staff and find out how we can help you! Spanlift Australia are delighted to be exhibiting again …

Victorian Pig Fair – April 2015

Spanlift Australia was proud to represent our PorkHouse Barns division at the recent Victorian Pig Fair held in Bendigo, Victoria, April 14 & 15. This was the first time Spanlift Australia had attended this event, and it was well received within the industry, with many farmers and investors stopping by to discuss their plans. With …

Broiler Sheds fly out of the Poultryhouse manufacturing plant to site in 2014!

From June to December this year, Spanlift PoultryHouse Barns provided 25 Broiler Sheds across 3 different states! With a huge thanks to the 31 members of the Poultryhouse Team including all our suppliers & sub-contractor building trades who helped make this happen. Added to this the same factory produced over 10 Farm & Industrial buildings. …

Australia continues to keep chicken imports at bay

The coordinating body for the Australian poultry industry, the Australian Chicken Meat Federation (ACMF) has reiterated the fact that it has strict protocols in place for the importation of chicken meat. In a statement, the body said the measures are neccessary to protect Australian agriculture and consumers from diseases of poultry including those related to …

How Meat Chickens are Grown

Meat chickens, commonly called broilers, are floor-raised on litter such as wood shavings or rice hulls, indoors in climate-controlled housing. With modern farming methods, meat chickens reared indoors reach slaughter weight at about 5 to 6 weeks of age. Meat chickens, commonly called broilers, are floor-raised on litter such as wood shavings or rice hulls, …

15 ways to provide outstanding in-house environmental control AND use less energy and reduce operating costs

Greater emphasis will be placed on reducing operating costs, particularly energy costs, in the design and construction of the poultry houses of tomorrow. There are a lot of questions as to what the future holds for the poultry industry. One thing, however, is certain. Poultry houses will have to be designed and built with a …

Controlling the environment within a PoultryHouse Barn

In order to control the environment within a PoultryHouse Barn, it is essential that a producer not only controls how much air is entering the house, but also where it is entering. For instance, during cold weather essentially no air should enter a house when the fans are off. When the fans are operating, all …

Australian chicken meat production to grow

Australia chicken meat production is set to continue to grow and maintain its number one position as the most consumed meat in the country, according to the Outlook Report for chicken meat to 2018-19 of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). The article notes that the industry has grown at …

Spanlift PoultryHouse hosts International Poultry delegate

Spanlift PoultryHouse Barns were pleased to host international poultry delegate Alo Mohan at one of our farms in Australia this week. Alo lives in the northeast of Ireland and has served as the National Poultry Chairman for the last 4 years. In 2013 he received the Nuffield Scholarship to further study research and development in …

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