Regional ag businesses harvest the fruits of broadband internet

When two large Queensland lotfeeding operations invested in broadband internet, questions were posed around whether the service would really help the businesses increase productivity, and whether it was ‘only going be used for social media and Netflix by staff.’ But according to feedback from both, improved connectivity has not only boosted productivity and staff retention, but also reduced maintenance, service costs and labour costs…Read More

beefcentral, August 20, 2019

GPS tracking devices help underpin animal production claims

GPS tracking devices aren’t just revolutionising livestock monitoring and offering up a solution to cattle theft – they’re also delivering guaranteed best practice certifications for consumers. Farming technology company IDS Australasia’s ‘GFARM’ tracker, which works hand-in-hand with livestock management tools to draw on real-time information, is now commercially available to producers…Read More

beefcentral, August 12, 2019

First-of-its-kind sensor to provide water management visibility for farmers

Agtech companies Goanna Ag and Myriota have combined their fields of expertise to develop a remote monitoring, low-cost farm sensor solution for farmers. The solution will tackle one of Australian agriculture’s biggest challenges: the management and optimisation of on-farm water use…Read More

beefcentral, August 7, 2019

Young ag guns to shine light on big issues at evokeAG.2020 

Eight young innovative rural leaders with a passion for agriculture have been selected to take part in evokeAG. 2020, the Asia Pacific’s largest agrifood tech event…Read More

beefcentral, August 6, 2019

Crop assessment project proves drone accuracy

Drones have proven be just as accurate at taking plant measurements as more hands-on traditional methods, paving the way for a range of agricultural applications. A two-year project funded by the South Australian Grain Industry Trust used drone imagery to measure biomass, growth rate and greenness at trial sites in the state’s wheat belt…Read More

beefcentral, August 1, 2019

Russian self-drive technology adapted for grain harvesters

Russia’s largest agricultural holding, Rusagro, will collaborate with autonomous driving software developer, Cognitive Technologies, to develop self-driving technologies for grain harvesters…Read More

beefcentral, July 31, 2019

Is this country town Australia’s ag tech capital? + VIDEO

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More

beefcentral, July 31, 2019



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Comment: Red meat reform process needs solutions, not just criticisms

While there has been lots of talk so far from a relatively small number of people, where the ‘silent majority’ of levy payers stand on the red meat sector reform..Read More

Former Alexandria manager wins NABRC producer medal

Respected northern Australian cattleman and industry innovator Ross Peatling was awarded the 2019 North Australian Beef Research Council producer medal as part of the Northern Beef Research Update Conference in..Read More

Elanco buys Bayer Animal Health division in $11b deal

Elanco will become the world’s second largest animal health company, after agreeing overnight to buy Bayer’s Animal Health division covering both production and companion animals in a deal worth more..Read More

Opinion: How do we fund Australia’s herd rebuilding when the bank account is empty?

Beef Central's guest commentator Simon Quilty ponders how the Australian cattle industry will rebuild after drought, with an empty bank account. He estimates that $800 million to $1 billion of..Read More

Sheep Central

Non-mulesed and crossbred wool the bright spots in falling market

NON-MULESED wool again outperformed the generally falling Australian wool market this week, with premiums as high as 200c/kg clean for selected lots. AWEX senior market analyst Lionel Plunkett said the…..Read More

AWGA and WPA seek AWI board nomination process investigation

WOOL growers are calling for an investigation into alleged interference in the director nomination process for the 2019 Australian Wool Innovation election, claiming it is open to manipulation...Read More

Wool price risk – identify, quantify and mitigate it

VETERAN wool marketer Mike Avery is frustrated with the low quantities of the Australian clip being marketed forward – less than 2 percent of the clip has been hedged forward..Read More

Weekly rainfall wrap + rain outlook, 21 August 2019

COLD fronts brought moderate falls to the southwest, and further cold fronts and troughs produced moderate falls and snow in the southeast...Read More

Grain Central

Tasmania’s GM ban stands as SA move largely welcomed

South Australia's move to lift its moratorium on GM crops has been largely welcomed by industry groups, and leaves Tasmania as the only Australian state with a GM ban still..Read More

New projects tap the pulse of northern Australia

A new funding agreement has been announced to support the development of a northern Australian broadacre cropping industry...Read More

Recruitment: Recognising the importance of workplace culture

Large or small, each business is defined by its company culture; it is the unique identifier of its principles and values. The most successful agribusinesses will always have a solid..Read More

SA lifts GM moratorium

The South Australian Government has today announced farmers on mainland SA will be given the choice to plant GM food crops next season...Read More

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