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NSW landholders encouraged to embrace technology at upcoming field day

by Beef Central, 18 August 2017

New South Wales cattle and sheep producers will have a great opportunity to assess new and emerging technologies and how they can be used to improve their businesses at an upcoming technology in pastoral systems field day being held near Wentworth in the state’s west.

Gus Whyte will host the field day on his property Wyndham Station, via Wentworth

Organised by innovative landholder Gus Whyte and supported by NSW Western Local Land Services, the field day will be held at Mr Whyte’s property, Wyndham Station on Tuesday, 5 September.

The event provides an opportunity for landholders to get together with local businesses, industry consultants, research groups and government organisations to see the technology that is becoming available for use in pastoral livestock businesses.

Western Local Land Services senior land services officer, Jasmine Wells said the field day will be highly beneficial for all landholders, especially those looking to increase their awareness and knowledge of what technology is available.

“Technology is continuing to play a larger part across all industries and agriculture is no different,” Ms Wells said.

“This field day will be suitable to all landholders regardless of how much or how little they have embraced innovation on their properties. It will show how important technology and innovation is across all areas of a livestock enterprise, and how it can used to improve production outcomes.”

Attendees will participate in group discussions while also splitting into smaller working groups that will rotate through workstations, focusing on:

  • drones
  • electronic ID
  • electric fences
  • telemetry
  • planning and record-keeping
  • other cutting-edge technologies.

This field day has been funded by the National Landcare Program.

What: Technology in pastoral systems field day

When: Tuesday, 5 September.

Where: Gus Whyte’s property, Wyndham Station, via Wentworth NSW

RSVP: Requested by 25 August for catering purposes. Further information is available at www.western.lls.nsw.gov.au/resource-hub/events or contact Jasmine Wells on 0417 488 496.



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