Animal ID and monitoring

Trough-mounted EID device reader wins Sheepvention award

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 More

Jamie Lee Oldfield, August 11, 2018

Is this Australia’s AgTech capital? + VIDEO

It’s a big claim but one agricultural technology specialist Jerome Leray is happy to defend…Read More

James Nason, February 25, 2019

Swarm Farm Robotics aims 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

Terry Sim, February 22, 2019

Think global and engage is agtech message for start-ups and farmers

Some Australian agtech start-ups are not thinking big enough, according to venture capitalists at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne this week…Read More

Terry Sim, February 22, 2019

Interest in AgTech soaring as 1100 attend evokeAG event

Australia’s largest agrifood tech event – evokeAG – ignited in Melbourne on Wednesday with a sold-out crowd of more than 1100 delegates and a long list of domestic and international agtech investors and companies…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

EvokeAG: FarmLab making soil testing easy + VIDEO

FarmLab chief executive officer Sam Duncan began his pitch at the evokeAG conference in Melbourne with a smile and a simple message – we make soil testing easy…Read More

Terry Sim, February 20, 2019

Crowd funding boosts agtech nutrition platform

Australian agtech company Direct Injection Technologies has gone live with its equity crowdfunding campaign, attracting 86 percent of the $1 million in funds it was seeking within 24 hours, to drive the growth of the livestock supplementation business…Read More

Beef Central, February 1, 2019

Agtech: New analytics platform to help future-proof farms

CSIRO and rural technology start-up Digital Agriculture Services have launched a new software platform that combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and cloud-based geospatial technology to deliver reliable, independent and robust farm data and analytics…Read More

Beef Central, January 18, 2019

What’s next? The tech trends that could influence ag and other small businesses in 2019

Wherever you look, the future is about technology – the way we invest, how we grow our food and how we care for our health. In this article, National Australia Bank’s Business View takes a look at where technology might take us in 2019…Read More

Beef Central, December 17, 2018

Over the moon: Myriota launches a satellite for agtech on SpaceX rocket

South Australian based startup Myriota has just launched its next-generation technology into space on a satellite the size of a loaf of bread. ..Read More

Guest Author, December 13, 2018

New technologies address beef counterfeit and substitution challenge + VIDEO

As Australia’s red meat exports have grown in volume and value into emerging markets like China, so to, has the challenge of product counterfeiting and substitution. But some next-generation anti-counterfeit technologies are now emerging which look extremely promising in their ability to protect the integrity of genuine Australian red meat in export markets.
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Jon Condon, December 13, 2018

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