Category Archives: Australia

Photos from Brindley Park

Good morning!

Brindley Park Feedlot, located in Queensland, Australia, sent us some photos of the feedlot and the feedlot’s staff. We thought we’d share.

We’d also like to thank Brown Gully Photography for the photos. You can find their website here.

You can also find a previous blog post about our visit to Australia here.

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World Dairy Expo

Good afternoon!

We had a great time at the World Diary Expo in Madison, Wis. last week.

Kevin Zahrt, our general manager wholesale operations, said he wants to thank everyone who stopped by the Roto-Mix booth.

“We had a very successful show. We enjoyed our conversations with current Roto-Mix customers and had successful contact with many potential and new customers,” Kevin said.

The Roto-Mix display at the World Dairy Expo. Photo by Brady Moy, Roto-Mix’s northeast regional manager.

Kevin said Roto-Mix had success with new sales during the World Dairy Expo. He said he also hopes Roto-Mix’s mailing recipients enjoyed their free ice cream.

With the World Dairy Expo behind us, there are several shows coming up.

This week we’re exhibiting at BeefEx on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.

Photo via Kelly Wittman, Roto-Mix’s customer service manager.

We’re also attending the Sunbelt Ag Expo Oct. 16-18 in  Moultrie, Ga. We’d like to invite our customers to visit us. Our booth numbers are 54C, 55C, 54D and 55D.

Updates from Australia

Good morning!

Kelly Wittman, our customer service manager, is in Australia visiting with Roto-Mix customers. He’s also attending BeefEx this week.

Here are some photos and updates from Kelly.

On Sunday we visited Ellerby Dairy west of Warwick. Ged and Rachel have a 720-16 trailer unit. Stuart and I quoted this unit 2 years ago when I was here. They were demoing the 620-16 trailer unit at the time.

720-16 trailer mixer at Ellerby Dairy.

720-16 trailer mixer at Ellerby Dairy.

Kelly and Stuart visited Brindley Park to see their 1105H truck and visited with the manager David Breed. They have 2 more identical units that are currently on the water and should be at the port in the next few days.

Loading the 1105H mixer with a batch box. Last feeding of the day.

I happened to catch a beautiful Aussie sunset behind Brindley Park’s mixer as it was delivering the last load of the day to the cattle.

The entrance to Stanbroke Feedlot.

Checking on Stanbroke’s 702-17 RotoSpread. They have spread over 18,000 tons since they took delivery!! From left to right is David Harris (mgr), Kelly Wittman and John (spreader operator).

Visiting Wallumba Feedlot. Kelly Wittman with Randall Coggan who is the manager there. Standing in front of one of nicest 10-year-old 620-16 truck mounts I have seen.

Pen of cattle at Wallumba.

Wambo Feedlot.

Stopped in at Wambo Feedlot and visited with James Connor who is the manager. They are using an 8-year-old 620-16.

Wambo Feedlot

Upcoming Shows

Good morning!

We have several trade shows coming up. They include:

  • This week we’re attending the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis. We’ll have two units on display. Our GM-wholesale operations Kevin Zahrt will be attending, along with regional managers Steve Gehrke, Earl Patterson, Nelson Creech, Brady Moy and our Field Quality Manager, Jim Ramsdail.

The Roto-Mix display at the World Dairy Expo.

  • We’ll be attending BeefEx in Australia Oct. 9-11. Kelly Wittman, our customer service manager, will attend, along with our representative Stuart Judd in Gold Coast, Queensland.

Checking on Stanbroke’s 702-17 RotoSpread. They have spread over 18,000 tons since they took delivery! From left to right is David Harris (mgr), Kelly Wittman and John (spreader operator).

From Kelly Wittman: Visiting Wallumba Feedlot. Kelly Wittman with Randall Coggan, who is the manager there. Standing in front of one of nicest 10-year-old 620-16 truck mounts I have seen.

  • We’ll have two units on display at the Elmore Field Days in Elmore, Victoria, Australia this week. John Huggins will be representing Roto-Mix at the show.
  • We’ll have a 1355 vertical mixer on display at the ANRA season finals on Oct. 12-14 at the Auto Club Famoso Speedway near Bakersfield, Calif.
  • Roto-Mix will be at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga., Oct. 16-18. Roto-Mix will also have a large vertical mixer on display Nov. 8-11 at the Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, Calif.

Doing Business in Australia

Good afternoon!

In addition to doing business all over the United States, we also make feed mixers and ship them to other countries.

We recently completed two 1105 H truck mount vertical mixers on T800 Kenworth trucks. The two mixers will be shipped to Australia in a couple of weeks. They’ll go to Brindley Park Feedlot in Queensland.

These 1105 H truck mount vertical mixers will be shipped to Australia.

Kelly Wittman, Roto-Mix’s customer service manager, said so far this year Roto-Mix has sent eight mixers to Australia.

There’s a market for mixers there because Australia imports all its vehicles. Roto-Mix’s ability to custom-build feed mixers means it has a large market in Australia.

“We listen to our customers and adapt to their needs,” Kelly said.

The two mixers that will be shipped soon are the second and third units going to Brindley Park Feedlot. They already have one Roto-Mix mixer.

The mixers will first be sent to California, where they’ll be put on a ship headed for Australia. Kelly said shipping the mixers to Australia takes about four weeks.

Roto-Mix has shipped eight mixers to Australia so far this year.

Kelly is also making a trip to Australia in a few weeks to attend BeefEx in Queensland. BeefEx, according to its website, is hosted by the Australian Lot Feeders’ Association and is held every two years.

Kelly said while he’s there he’ll ride with the Australian Roto-Mix representative. They will visit feedlots that use Roto-Mix products and talk about their ideas for the future.