Production Technologies

Predicting fatness and muscularity in cattle using remote 3D imaging

THE University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has developed a portable tool using 3D imaging and artificial intelligence to provide rapid real-time estimation of key traits in live cattle and carcases..Read More

beefcentral, October 3, 2019

Revamped app offers more power for feeding decisions

A significant upgrade to a NSW DPI Drought Feeding App is allowing beef and sheep producers across eastern and southern Australia to make more informed decisions about drought feeding options..Read More

beefcentral, September 19, 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

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

Aussie ag tech secures Microsoft grant to fight weeds

An artificial intelligence grant from global tech giant, Microsoft, has given a massive leg up to homegrown Australian ag tech startup company, InFarm…Read More

beefcentral, May 1, 2019

Satellite technology to boost the future of farming

Ground-breaking satellite positioning technology tested near Emerald in Central Queensland could boost profits on farms across Australia, Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matt Canavan said today…Read More

beefcentral, March 19, 2019

Feedlot ration auto-delivery system shows promise + VIDEO

A prototype feed truck auto-delivery system, suitable for retrofitting on existing feed delivery trucks in feedlots, has been developed to ensure more consistent and efficient delivery of feed into bunks…Read More

beefcentral, March 8, 2019

Swarm Farm Robotics aiming to break new AgTech ground + VIDEO

While Queensland farm-based ag tech company Swarm Farm Robotic Agriculture’s business  has been largely based on servicing the robotic needs of crop farmers, its founder and others now see potential uses for robots in horticulture, pasture and livestock systems…Read More

beefcentral, February 22, 2019

Cargill unveils robotic cattle driver + VIDEO

Cargill has developed an industry-first robotic cattle driver aimed at improving animal welfare and employee safety in cattle yards…Read More

beefcentral, October 25, 2018

Agtech briefs: Innovation fund; drones in focus; better animal welfare

Funds available to advance agtech innovation | Qld agriculture flying high with drones | Sensors focus on improving animal welfare outcomes | Global thought leaders confirmed to speak at evokeAG event
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beefcentral, August 11, 2018

Agtech: It’s no game of drones

It’s easy to get distracted by the toys, and forget the tools that matter most…Read More

Agtech Central editor, Sam Trethewey, July 9, 2018

Central West Qld set to take off as international drone mecca

The Remote Area Planning and Development Board will kick off its plan to make the region a centre for drone testing as it hosts regional Australia’s first-ever drones symposium in Barcaldine, northwestern Queensland  on 11-12 August…Read More

beefcentral, June 22, 2018

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