Ag Tech

New digital ag research station to help future-proof farms

Drones, remote monitoring and advanced data analytics will provide scientists unprecedented accuracy in studying crops and farming systems able to cope with climate change, at the new Boorowa Agriculture Research Station, opened by Australia’s national science agency CSIRO this week…Read More

Beef Central, November 9, 2019

Virtual reality brings international beef customers into the Australian paddock

Virtual reality technology has helped international beef customers at the world’s biggest food trade show to experience Australia’s high levels of animal welfare and clean and green production environment. ..Read More

Jon Condon, November 5, 2019

Early adopter program aims to link farmers with agtech providers

A national entrepreneurial development program for primary producers is calling for innovative producers to throw their hat in the ring. The Farmers2Founders (F2F) Early Adopter Program has been designed for forward-thinking producers who want tech solutions for on-farm issues, and want to work with tech companies to ensure these solutions are the best they can be…Read More

Beef Central, November 3, 2019

Qld AgTech Month – Full list and links to events

When the organisers of several AgTech focused events in Queensland in November first realised how many similar events were being held throughout the same State during the same month, they started to worry – would the competing events counteract and work against each other?..Read More

James Nason, October 24, 2019

Future to arrive at Emerald’s AgTeCH 2019 event

AgTeCH 2019, the largest regionally-based dedicated agtech forum in Australia, is set to take centre stage in the Central Queensland town of Emerald on Wednesday, November 6…Read More

Beef Central, October 24, 2019

Webinar: 10 AgTech events in Qld in November

Ten AgTech events in one month – find out more about each of the events that make Queensland the AgTech State in November in our free webinar to be held from 12:30pm on Tuesday Oct 22…Read More

Beef Central, October 16, 2019

Food agility project seeks to tackle substitution and fraud in beef exports

Three tonnes of Australian export beef packed out of the Northern Cooperative Meat Co plant at Casino NSW earlier this year is claimed to have been the first export beef to be tracked and verified using blockchain and Internet of Things technologies…Read More

Jon Condon, October 18, 2019

Agtech: eGrazor measuring cattle pasture intake

Working in collaboration with the NSW DPI, CSIRO has developed a monitoring device that determines pasture intake by cattle based on behavioural information. The solar-powered system’s sensors are worn by grazing livestock, and collect real-time behavioural data that can be interpreted to inform management and selection strategies for more sustainable livestock production systems. ..Read More

Beef Central, October 11, 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

Alastair Rayner, October 1, 2019

Beef 2018 Pitch in the Paddock winners – where are they now?

Last year’s Pitch in the Paddock at Beef 2018 at Rockhampton showcased some of the hottest ideas in the beef industry. So where are they now?       ..Read More

Fiona Myers, September 27, 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, 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 Qld 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 improved connectivity has not only boosted productivity and staff retention, but also reduced maintenance, service costs and labour costs…Read More

Beef Central, August 21, 2019

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