DataFarming launches G-Cover imagery for summer crops

Australian agtech company DataFarming has launched G-Cover to address the issue of NDVI colour variation being difficult to see during the peak of the summer crops’ growing season…Read More

beefcentral, January 19, 2021

SWAN Systems wins Rabobank global startup award

Western Australian agtech company SWAN Systems has won Rabobank’s FoodBytes! Pitch 2020 international startup competition…Read More

beefcentral, January 13, 2021

SA Government to establish new agtech site at Minnipa

The South Australian Government is establishing a new agtech demonstration site at Minnipa on the Eyre Peninsula and is calling for submissions of suitable products to showcase…Read More

beefcentral, January 13, 2021

Surgical robots may have application in red meat processing industry

Scientists are working to develop robotic principles that could help the red meat processing sector boost its global competitiveness – using technologies developed for use in human surgical procedures…Read More

beefcentral, November 25, 2020

World-first investigation raises ethical and policy challenges in using robots in agriculture

With automation poised to transform agriculture in Australia in the coming years, Monash University researchers have published the first-ever analysis of the ethical and policy issues raised by the use of robots in agriculture…Read More

beefcentral, November 23, 2020

VIC processor Midfield employs Smart Badges to minimise COVID-19 risk

Victorian meat processor Midfield is trialling a new contact-tracing technology that could revolutionise the way abattoirs minimise their COVID-19 risk during the global pandemic…Read More

beefcentral, September 3, 2020

Monitoring technology aids in northern calf-loss study

A technology originally developed for use in provide monitoring of calving for intensive dairy use is being used to underpin a large trial in northern Australia seeking to better understand reasons for calf loss…Read More

beefcentral, June 19, 2020



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Vegans label meat inquiry “protectionist and anti-competitive”

Vegan groups have told a senate committee its inquiry into the labelling of plant-based meat alternatives is a “protectionist and anti-competitive” move against the growing industry...Read More

Recruitment: Keeping your most valuable employees happy and productive

In light of today’s tough labour access landscape, it’s more important than ever for agribusiness companies to have happy and productive employees. When employees are loyal and engaged in the..Read More

Mandatory rules around meat definitions needed, inquiry told

Multiple examples of consumers being confused by non-meat products labelled with meat descriptors and imagery have been shared with senators conducting an inquiry into labelling this morning...Read More

Satellites tracking NT feral buffalo

Space-based technology is being used to track and manage feral cattle and buffalo in the Northern Territory...Read More

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WoolQ pressure mounts on AWI and Federal Government

MINISTER for Agriculture David Littleproud has defended the $6.4 million spent on Australian Wool Innovation’s online trading platform WoolQ despite it lacking trade support and transparency, and not addressing market..Read More

Mandatory rules around meat definitions needed, inquiry told

Multiple examples of consumers being confused by non-meat products labelled with meat descriptors and imagery have been shared with senators conducting an inquiry into meat category branding...Read More

Wagga lambs to $340 and Hay Merino ewes to $512 as records fall

NEW South Wales’ sheep meat industry brimmed with confidence this week as prime lambs sold for a national record of $340 at Wagga Wagga yesterday and Merino ewes made to..Read More

Growers withdraw as wool auction prices drop back

GROWERS acted quickly to increase wool bale withdrawals as demand waned slightly at Australian auctions this week...Read More

Grain Central

Frost, dry spring reduce WA winter crop estimates, but record still in sight

Severe frosts in WA’s central grainbelt and a dry spring have shaved around 700,000 tonnes off the state’s forecast winter crop in the past month, but it's still on track..Read More

Federal Govt approves $32M loan for Kimberley cotton gin

The Federal Government has approved a loan of up to $32 million to construct Stage 1 of a cotton gin at Kununurra in Western Australia's Ord region...Read More

Diesel prices increase 27c in 2021, pushing transport fees higher

Diesel prices have been increasing for the majority of 2021 after a dramatic drop last year...Read More

Farmer confidence soars, buoyed by season, prices: Rabobank

A second consecutive year of good seasonal conditions and high commodity prices has seen farmer sentiment surge in recent months, according to the latest quarterly Rabobank Rural Confidence Survey...Read More

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