VIDEO: Unique cattle cable bags invention award at AgQuip

By: Carene Chong, Video by: Guy Allen

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A cabling system that could save farmers serious dollars and hours from having to re-tension their cattle yard wiring has won the Farm Inventor of the Year award handed out at the AgQuip field days in August.

Named the "Ropey" cattle cable, the system was invented and developed by Michael and Tanaya Davis of local agricultural engineering company Warialda Engineering.

The father daughter team took home a cash prize of $750.

According to Tanaya Davis, the Ropey is a much easier and more cost-effective wiring system for livestock yards compared to other conventional methods.

"It’s proven that restraining cable is difficult but this unit allows it with ease," she says.

Ms Davis adds the system can replace the existing turnbuckle method which is more costly than the Ropey.

"The retail for a turnbuckle is about 30 plus dollars, and we’re selling these units at 14 dollars, which will help save farmers a lot of money and time."

This is not the first time Warialda Engineering has won a Farm Inventors Award. The firm previously won the accolade for its Davis Starlifter tool which is a piece of equipment used to lift logs off the ground for chainsaw work.  It also doubles as a safe and effective post remover.

"I’m very proud, especially of my father because this is the third time that he’s entered the competition and won throughout the years and I feel very special to be a part of it this year," Ms Davis says.

She adds it is now up to her and her brothers, who are also in the business, to take the reins.

"As dad said to me today it’s third time lucky so he’s had his run for now. It’s up to us now to come up through the ranks and have a go at it in years to come. "

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