Tag: Technology

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,… Read more »

Vegan food’s sustainability claims need to give the full picture

Looking at the underlying reports for Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger it becomes clear that statements such as “less water” and “less land” mean different things in practice. Source: Beef Central Vegan food’s sustainability claims need to give the full picture

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. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Aussie ag-tech start-ups named for India exchange program

AUSTRALIAN ag-tech start-ups covering electronic animal identification, agronomy and sustainable farming will be promoted in India in an exchange program in October this year. Source: Sheep Central Aussie ag-tech start-ups named for India exchange program

CQUni agtech tested for Argentinean farming systems

CQUniversity researchers are investigating Argentinean beef production systems with a view to opening markets for emerging agtech company, DataMuster. Source: Beef Central CQUni agtech tested for Argentinean farming systems

It looks like meat and tastes like meat — and it's got the cattle industry worried

The major breakthrough of “alternative meats” into the mainstream market has the cattle industry worried — and across the US, battlelines are being drawn around language and what constitutes “meat”. Source: ABC Livestock It looks like meat and tastes like meat — and it’s got the cattle industry worried

Welcome to Sheep Central’s new agtech platform

With the launch of a new standalone AgTech Central website today, the Ag Central team is endeavouring to help farmers and other industry stakeholders to find the information to help drive the uptake of important new efficiency-driving innovations…Read More Source: Sheep Central Welcome to Sheep Central’s new agtech platform

Welcome to Grain Central’s new agtech platform

With the launch of a new standalone AgTech Central website today, the Ag Central team is endeavouring to help farmers and other industry stakeholders to find the information they need to help drive the uptake of important new efficiency-driving innovations…Read More Source: Grain Central Welcome to Grain Central’s new agtech platform

Australia joins lab-grown meat industry

Australia has become the latest country to join the emerging lab-grown meat industry, which so far has been dominated by food-tech start-ups in Europe, Israel and California’s Silicon Valley. Source: ABC Livestock Australia joins lab-grown meat industry

Tools available to help producers pick a high-performance sire + Videos

When two sires look similar – same breed, same weight and both structurally sound – how does one tell which will produce the most fertile daughters or progeny with the best marbling? The truth is, nobody can tell, by looks alone. But that’s why producers have access to breeding values. They allow stakeholders to see… Read more »

'Fitbit for cows' set to revolutionise beef industry

A project developing a smart ear tag that tracks livestock in real time will radically change Australia’s beef production and add marketable value to Australia’s livestock industry. Source: ABC Beef Cattle ‘Fitbit for cows’ set to revolutionise beef industry

Ruralco and producers join forces in drone plan

Refining drone technology so that it becomes more suited for livestock producers is a priority for a new innovation partnership. Source: ABC Livestock Ruralco and producers join forces in drone plan

Technology boosts internet connectivity for downs feedlots

Two large commercial feedlots on Queensland’s Darling Downs are benefitting from greatly improved internet access, since the completion of a telecommunications network delivering high-speed internet services into the region. The post Technology boosts internet connectivity for downs feedlots appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Technology boosts internet connectivity for downs feedlots

Ruralco spreads wings in drone space with MLA and CSIRO partnerships

Ruralco has moved to establish a dominant position in the rural drone and technology market by announcing two significant new strategic partnerships this week. The post Ruralco spreads wings in drone space with MLA and CSIRO partnerships appeared first on Beef Central. Source: Beef Central Ruralco spreads wings in drone space with MLA and… Read more »

Ruralco and CSIRO partner to create ‘innovation ecosystem’

Drones, long-range sensors and geospatial tools will be applied to Australian agriculture through a partnership of the CSIRO with ASX-listed agribusiness, Ruralco. The post Ruralco and CSIRO partner to create ‘innovation ecosystem’ appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central Ruralco and CSIRO partner to create ‘innovation ecosystem’

CSIRO and Ruralco enter into digital agriculture partnership

DRONES, long-range sensors and geospatial tools will be applied to Australian agriculture through a partnership of the CSIRO with ASX-listed agribusiness, Ruralco. The post CSIRO and Ruralco enter into digital agriculture partnership appeared first on Sheep Central. Source: Sheep Central CSIRO and Ruralco enter into digital agriculture partnership

New network connects rural Australia to technology solutions

Australia has a new communications network, one that will never carry a phone call but instead promises to be one of the biggest game-changers for Australian agriculture in recent memory. The post New network connects rural Australia to technology solutions appeared first on Grain Central. Source: Grain Central New network connects rural Australia to… Read more »

How data can make dairy farming more profitable

Volatility in the dairy industry is here to stay, experts say, and the big data revolution can help farmers make their businesses more profitable. Source: ABC Livestock How data can make dairy farming more profitable