Teys Jindalee Feedlot in New South Wales is proud of their work in improving environmental outcomes for the communities in which they operate.
Teys Jindalee Feedlot have entered this initiative into the inaugural ALFA Community Heroes Award 2021, proudly supported by Lallemand Animal Nutrition. The winner will be announced at the ALFA SmartBeef 2021 Conference in October. Read on to find out more about how this feedlot is going above and beyond to support their local community.
Tell us about your community initiative...
With a continual focus on improving environmental outcomes for the communities in which we operate, the concept for the On-site Effluent Dumping (OED) system was created to ensure that effluent was being treated on-site in a responsible manner. This sustainability initiative also assists our suppliers and transport carriers with their compliance requirements.
The OED system is an in-ground, concrete pit where livestock trucks can empty their effluent belly tanks. The effluent is then flushed from the pit, using high pressure water flow, into the existing on-site effluent treatment system.
This facility also serves as an undercarriage cleaning station for other vehicles and equipment. As the vehicle drives over the grate, a system of water jets are key activated to wash the vehicles’ undercarriage.
What impact is the initiative having on the local community?
Effluent Dumping System
As a result of this initiative the local community, suppliers and carriers can be assured that we are disposing of effluent in an efficient, responsible, and environmentally sustainable manner. We are also minimising our water consumption by limiting the water flow for each dumping cycle to 3 minutes.
Undercarriage Cleaning System
For Teys, the safety of our people is a top priority. As a result of including an undercarriage washing system in the effluent dumping system, we have been able to increase safety and engagement for our staff when cleaning underneath vehicles and equipment and performing maintenance.
See the initiative in action:
About the ALFA Community Heroes Award
Australian feedlots are vital to the fabric of rural and regional Australia by creating jobs, supporting families, and contributing to local economies and the environment. This award recognises and rewards those feedlots that are actively nourishing their local communities and environment by going above and beyond to support their community, that ‘give-back’ and better the environment around them. The winning initiative will receive a $5,000 cash donation towards a local charity, business, or feedlot initiative to assist in further development and impact of the initiative.
How to Enter:
Entries close 31 August 2021. To enter, complete the online entry form at https://www.feedlots.com.au/communityheroes
With thanks to our ALFA Platinum Member sponsor, Lallemand Animal Nutrition for their support of this Award.