Ag Tech

EvokeAG speakers explore barriers to agtech uptake

CHALLENGES surrounding the adoption of ag technologies by producers surfaced during discussion at a number of panel sessions held during Melbourne’s EvokeAg event this week…Read More

Jon Condon, February 21, 2020

Aspiring wool and lamb entrepreneurs wanted for Farmers2Founders

FARMERS wanting to commercialise great sheep and wool ideas have only a week to apply for assistance under the innovative Farmers2Founders program…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2020

Bushfires highlight need for livestock Property Identification Codes

RECENT bushfires have highlighted the importance of accurate Property Identification Codes for Agriculture Victoria recovery teams…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2020

Could wearable robots make sheep shearing easier?

WEARABLE robotics could be a solution to easing the back-breaking labour of shearing Australia’s sheep flock…Read More

Sheep Central, December 20, 2019

National sheep and livestock EID system under consideration

PROPOSALS to implement and fund the electronic identification of all livestock across Australia, including sheep and goats, are being considered by peak bodies and state farming organisations…Read More

Terry Sim, December 18, 2019

Pig PICs are important for sheep and cattle too….

AGRICULTURE Victoria is reminding pig owners that every property with livestock is legally required to have a Property Identification Code or PIC…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2019

evokeAG 2020 puts plant-based protein on the menu

PLANT-BASED proteins and the latest in agtech innovation will feature at the evokeAG 2020 conference next February…Read More

Sheep Central, December 2, 2019

Smart Farms Small Grants funds up to $50,000 available

FARMERS with clever, sustainable agriculture ideas can turn them into reality by applying for grants of up to $50,000 under Round three of the Smart Farms Small Grants program…Read More

Sheep Central, November 13, 2019

Artificial intelligence makes accurate sheep counting a reality

A LIVESTOCK counting system using artificial intelligence will be ready for the live export industry this year and for use in sheep saleyards by April 2020…Read More

Terry Sim, November 1, 2019

Rabobank award winner manages transition from Queensland to Victoria

A QUEENSLAND wool grower’s son working in Victoria has taken out the 2019 Rabobank Business Development Prize from a field of some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading young farmers…Read More

Sheep Central, July 15, 2019

Virtual Reality bus boffin says immerse to build new ag workforce

TIM Gentle knows now that people want to touch agriculture and he believes immersive technologies are the answer to people truly feeling farming…Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

Immersive technologies to build trust in online AuctionsPlus platform

IMMERSIVE technology is a tool to build trust between livestock buyers and sellers, AuctionsPlus chief executive officer Angus Street told a conference in Melbourne yesterday. AuctionsPlus — the nation’s largest..Read More

Terry Sim, July 12, 2019

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