Production Technologies

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

Cattle producers size up agtech opportunities at EvokeAg

Several groups of North Queensland cattle producers travelled from one end of the country to the other last week to find out first-hand what is happening in the agtech space. What did they find?..Read More

beefcentral, February 26, 2020

Technology uptake recognised in meat processor’s Woolies supplier award

A strong emphasis on technology adoption was recognised last week when Victorian red meat processor Frewstal was announced as Woolworths’ protein supplier of the year for 2019. ..Read More

Jon Condon, December 10, 2019

New online hub for Australia’s red meat integrity system

Livestock producers and supply chain stakeholders can now access information and resources for Australia’s red meat integrity system in the one location with the new Integrity Systems Company (ISC) website launched last week at Red Meat 2019 in Tamworth…Read More

beefcentral, November 28, 2019

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

Webinar: Breeding values – Your tool for looking under the hood of your next sire

An upcoming webinar presented by FutureBeef and Beef Central will explore the use of breeding values to allow the bull buyer to see ‘under the hood’ of a BreedPlan-recorded animal – both his weak points and his strengths – to decide if he’s the right fit for the herd…Read More

AgTech Central, June 25, 2019

Off-farm data to improve on-farm decisions

There is powerful potential for grain growers and farm advisers to combine publicly available off-farm data with data from farm machinery to improve decision-making in the paddock…Read More

beefcentral, June 19, 2019

FarmFest: Ag Tech for cattle + VIDEO

Beef Central went in search of ag tech for cattle on the opening morning of Farmfest near Toowoomba today and found plenty to keep us busy from DNA ear-tissue sampling kits and solar pumps to a ‘hydropanel’ that literally turns the air around you into drinkable water…Read More

beefcentral, June 4, 2019

Webinar looks at upcoming changes to MSA: what do they mean for cattle producers?

A series of changes being implemented from June across the Meat Standards Australian program will be the subject of an upcoming webinar…Read More

beefcentral, April 19, 2019

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