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

EvokeAg agtech event pushed back to 2022

COVID-19 concerns have pushed back agriculture’s largest annual agtech event, EvokeAg, by 12 months. Originally scheduled to take place in Perth early next year, organisers have this week postponed the next event until February, 2021…Read More

beefcentral, May 27, 2020

Gerry Harvey joins our upcoming webinar on agtech and tax planning issues

One of Australia’s highest-profile businessmen, Gerry Harvey, will feature in our upcoming agtech webinar, focussing on tax-time implications for technology investments in agriculture.   ..Read More

beefcentral, May 27, 2020

Cognitive Pilot developing open data for autonomous ag

Russian company Cognitive Pilot and Peschanokopsky Agrarian Group are working together to create an open dataset to foster global industry development of autonomous agricultural machinery. ..Read More

beefcentral, March 27, 2020

AgTech webinar: Options for a connected northern beef industry

This free webinar to be held on Monday, March 30, will explore current farm connectivity opportunities that provide best returns on effort and investment…Read More

beefcentral, March 23, 2020



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Feeding imported human food to stock may pose serious disease risk: DAWE

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is reminding importers, distributors and manufacturers that they must have approval from the department to use imported plant and animal-derived ingredients in..Read More

Looking for ideas for Xmas? Cattle Baron board game an ideal gift

With Christmas fast approaching, orders are hotting-up for Beef Central’s incredibly popular ‘Cattle Baron’ board game. While there are plenty of copies still in stock, we strongly urge readers to..Read More

MLA AGM: Red meat facing ‘unprecedented global demand’

Meat & Livestock Australia's 2020 annual general meeting, the first conducted fully online due to COVID-19 restrictions, resulted in the re-election of three directors to the levy-funded producer service organisation's..Read More

Recruitment: Is remuneration a challenge to future ag industry growth?

Although agricultural industries are not alone in experiencing little to no real salary growth over the last eight years, latest salary data from Seek shows that salaries in the agriculture..Read More

Sheep Central

Victoria goes on plague locust alert in the west and north-west

VICTORIA is on locust alert after a number of sightings of the pest were reported in the west and north-west of the state this month...Read More

Recruitment: Are wage levels a challenge to future ag growth?

THE latest salary data shows salaries in the agriculture and farming sector are skewed toward the lower levels when compared to other industries, in a trend that will affect the..Read More

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 18 November 2020

SURFACE troughs produced thunderstorms across the north and parts of eastern Australia, while cold fronts brought moderate falls to south-west Western Australia and western Tasmania...Read More

Pain relief more than halves lamb losses in CSIRO study

LAMB marking pain relief has more than halved losses in a large CSIRO trial involving Merino and crossbred lambs...Read More

Grain Central

Recruitment: Is remuneration a challenge to future ag industry growth?

A significant improvement in remuneration in the agriculture and farming sector needs to take place to attract talent, a recent report suggests...Read More

From pioneering no-till advocate to ag communications guru, John Cameron

No-till advocate, agronomist and agricultural communications specialist, John Cameron, has played an instrumental role in the advancement of farming systems throughout the northern farming zone...Read More

Feedgrain Focus: Saudi price lifts barley, wheat mixed

Prices in the latest Saudi tender have supported barley values, while wheat prices have softened in the south but firmed in the north...Read More

Mort & Co in hunt for new greenfield feedlot development site

Queensland lotfeeder Mort & Co is in an expansionary mood, launching a campaign this morning to unearth a site for a new feedlot somewhere in eastern Australia to complement existing..Read More

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