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.
Sheep Freeze Brand (SFB) ; A Unique and Innovative Process for the wool industry. –A unique and innovative process to allow choice for wool growers who wish to have easy handling breeched sheep, especially for ease of crutching and shearing management. The Process also decreasing the reliance of chemical use for prevention of breech flystrike.
The targeted sections of skin surrounding the breech undergo a freeze- thaw cycle. The whole skin depth undergoes a rapid brief freeze, through the patented application process, resulting in a de-innervation or cessation of sensory skin nerve function, immediately post application, rendering the areas numb. The effect is a nil animal impact as verified by an independent trial study. We view SFB as a transitional stepping stone to allow the required improvements in animal genetics for the consistent breeding of plainer breeches with minimisation of associated lost wool production.In this transitional phase, it allows for the industry to supply non mulesed wool to our international customers with the added benefits of significant animal production outcomes with associated and substantial ethical animal welfare benefits for the sheep and the woolgrowers.