Hopes for farm-wide wi-fi within 18 months

A university research collaboration with Australian agtech start-up Zetifi is aiming to deliver farm-wide wi-fi using tractors, trucks and passenger vehicles as roaming access points within 18 months…Read More

beefcentral, March 18, 2022

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

Digital connectivity crucial to boost rural inclusion

A Resilient Regions Week session in Toowoomba heard rural Queensland’s digital inclusion rate lags that of large cities, and needs to be addressed if agriculture wants to keep abreast with other sectors…Read More

Liz Wells, October 3, 2019

Logged out: Farmers in remote areas are being left behind by the digital economy

Farming families and communities in Qld’s remote north are a good example of people in remote regional and rural areas of Australia being left behind by the digital economy, putting them at significant social and economic disadvantage. A report released this month details the impacts of low levels of “digital inclusion” among farmers in Far North Qld, for whom reliable internet connection is not a given…Read More

Dr Amber Marshall, research fellow, QUT, August 28, 2019

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

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

Improving connectivity in the bush

Feedlot operators and others in the red meat supply chain remote areas looking to assess their connectivity requirements and identify potential solutions have access to a new guide to help them navigate through the often grey area of connectivity…Read More

beefcentral, December 12, 2018

Remote WA station a connectivity showcase

A remote location, whole-of-farm connectivity solution is helping drive productivity and efficiency improvement on Murchison House station, 650km north of Perth near Kalbarri in Western Australia…Read More

beefcentral, November 23, 2018

Connectivity challenge dramatically limiting R&D uptake, says ACC’s David Foote

Rural and regional voters should consider placing connectivity at the top of their list of priorities in the lead-up to next year’s Federal election, prominent Queensland red meat producer and processor David Foote told MLA’s annual gathering in Canberra this morning.        ..Read More

beefcentral, November 21, 2018

Connectivity still challenges greater technology uptake in beef industry

Connectivity issues remain one of the key reasons why the extensive cattle industry lags behind other forms of Australian agriculture in technology uptake, a national survey suggests. ..Read More

beefcentral, November 2, 2018

Life in the slow lane: Alternative solutions tp speed up Agtech

New and improved technologies on the market mean we don’t have to rely on the NBN or expensive commercial networks to get the job done…Read More

Agtech Central editor, Sam Trethewey, August 2, 2018

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