Technology

Review recommends 10 changes to regional telecommunications

A Government pulse check of regional telecommunications has made 10 recommendations to improve the service experience of regional, rural and remote users.
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Beef Central, December 6, 2018

Confidence/connectivity constraints hold back farm IT adoption

Better internet connectivity and a targeted education process that demystifies the digital world are desperately needed to give farmers the confidence to fire up the on-farm automation revolution…Read More

Jon Condon, March 9, 2018

Recruitment: How to improve employee engagement

Employee engagement levels can have a significant impact on the productivity and overall success of operations in any industry. Because most projects rely on continuity and collaboration between workers with different kinds of skills, it is necessary for them to be fully engaged in order to be most efficient. Here’s some tips for improving employee engagement…Read More

Beef Central, January 24, 2020

Bushfire livestock loss estimates downgraded

Estimates of livestock losses caused by Eastern Australia’s December/January bushfires have been downgraded…Read More

Jon Condon, January 23, 2020

Police investigate hay fraud targeting farmers

Police have received numerous reports of a person advertising hay bales on social media for a discounted price, and taking an initial deposit but not delivering any product…Read More

Beef Central, January 22, 2020

Rain prompts late fodder plant, but far from drought-breaking

Widespread, but patchy falls over the drought regions of eastern Australia in the past week will prompt late summer crop planting, but fell well short of ending the big dry…Read More

Neil Lyon, January 21, 2020

Webinar: What does US/China trade deal mean for global meat trade?

The implications for the global meat industry from last week’s phase-one trade agreement between the US and China will come under scrutiny in a webinar being held on Thursday morning…Read More

Beef Central, January 21, 2020

Farmers welcome flow of bushfire relief

NSW Farmers’ President James Jackson has welcomed the rapid response by the NSW Government to distribute $75,000 grants to bushfire-affected primary producers…Read More

Beef Central, January 21, 2020

Setting fires to avoid fires

Despite having proven effective at reducing wildfire risks, prescribed burns have been stymied by perceived and real risks, regulations and resource shortages. A new analysis highlights ways of overcoming those barriers, offering solutions for wildfire-ravaged landscapes…Read More

Rob Jordan, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, January 21, 2020

Drought, bushfires heighten calls for national fodder database

The fodder industry’s national representative body has ramped-up calls for a market database to provide better insight into stocks and demand, as the growing need for livestock feed drains hay supplies…Read More

Beef Central, January 20, 2020

MLA moves to longer-term bushfire rebuild response

MLA has shifted to a longer term operational response to assist in the rebuild for livestock producers affected by bushfires, after dropping a proposal for a $10 million Bushfire Emergency Response Fund…Read More

Beef Central, January 20, 2020

Bushfires: Have farm carbon projects gone up in smoke?

Carbon credit specialists say it is inevitable some farm based carbon storage projects will been have impacted by bushfires so far this summer, but it is unlikely proponents will face severe contractual liabilities as a result…Read More

James Nason, January 17, 2020

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