It is well known that the grazing habits of cattle differ between night and day, but the Self Herding Project at Kidman Springs in the NT has shed new light on what cattle get up to when they’re not being watched. Through a compilation of hourly GPS trackable collar ‘pings’ over several months, an animation of grazing behaviour pattern has been constructed
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 Morebeefcentral, August 12, 2019
A new smartphone accessory developed in Europe claims to be able to help farmers calculate the weight of cattle from meteres away in a paddock or feedlot with 95 percent accuracy, without having to run them over a set of scales…Read Morebeefcentral, November 29, 2018
A livestock tracking system initially developed for the African rangelands is being adapted for application in the vast pastoral livestock spreads of Australia…Read MoreNeil Lyon, November 23, 2018
About 10,000 cattle on properties and feedlots in NSW will be fitted with commercially-available eartag monitoring devices as part of the largest real-time cattle health pilot ever conducted in Australia…Read Morebeefcentral, September 10, 2018
‘Green light’ tag for animal health monitoring | $14m investment in farm management software developer | $500,000 fund to stimulate WA’s agtech | Great ag ideas abound in agrifood pitch session
AgTech startup Ceres Tag Pty Ltd and the Caason Group will partner to conduct a trial of the Ceres Tag smart ear tag at Caason’s Aileron Pastoral Holdings near Alice Springs next year.
Electronic eartag data for Victoria’s recently mandated sheep and goat electronic ID system could soon be captured by readers attached to stock water water troughs in paddocks. The AgMesh start-up, founded by Peter Higgins and Cormac Dolen, won the Sheep and Wool Innovation Award at Sheepvention held near Hamilton, VIC last week, for their Smart Trough…Read MoreJamie Lee Oldfield, August 11, 2018