Dr. John Steinfort, Australian Vet started Steinfort AgVet in 1996 – since this time, John has continued to develop a range of livestock innovations.
Founded by Gippsland veterinarian, Dr John Steinfort in 1996, Steinfort AgVet has developed an innovative range of livestock products with a focus on the modernisation of livestock systems with improved efficiencies & animal health and welfare benefits.
John Steinfort’s strong focus in the modernisation of equipment for some livestock husbandry procedures, is to ensure a positive outcome for both livestock and producers.
Key products Steinfort AgVet have developed & commercialised to date include:
Pelvic Lift & RiserTank – Equipment and techniques to humanely & effectively manage Downer Cows. “Pelvic Lift is a device to humanely lift & transport Downer Cows. “RiserTank” is floatation tank designed for the recovery of cows/heifers who are initially unable to stand independently due to calving paralysis, pregnancy toxaemia & milk fever.
Enduro Tags – A unique livestock tag system designed for longevity, visibility and retention. Enduro Tags feature unique twin piercing edges, tough nylon locking male tag with an anti snag design. Designed for minimal application reaction, with superior retention, visibility and includes a range of electronic tags with triple transponder protection mechanism… for many livestock species.
A turnkey process with equipment currently being developed by Steinfort Agvet for Merino sheep wool growers, in conjunction with AWI (Australian Wool Innovation Ltd) is:
A liquid nitrogen process to replace the mulesing. This breech skin reduction process is targeted at merino sheep with wrinkled breech skin. The Liquid Nitrogen process is applied either at lamb marking or as weaners and significantly reduces their breech wrinkles.This will provide the wool sheep industry with a new generation of long term fly strike prevention and ease for sheep crutching. The process is in the later stages of development and is expected to be commercially available on initial limited basis for the 2017 season.