THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
FOR SHEEPMEAT & WOOL PRODUCERS
The ability to innovate will be integral for the future sustainability and growth of individual businesses — and the broader industry.
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"Pedigree MatchMaker (matching lambs to ewes)" (Sheep CRC)
Benefits of eID on a Henty (NSW) property (Southern Weekly, 22 April 2015)
"Morrisons announce sheep CT scanning research project" (Farmers Weekly, 2 August 2015)
"Livestock riding the tech wave" (The Land, 28 April 2015)
"Could genomics and electronic tags help save superfine wool?" (Sheep Central, 21 April 2015)
Genomics testing and data measurement incorporating electronic ear tags could fast-track superfine flock development and help profitability, according to Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe. Professor Rowe will be one of the speakers at the Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association annual seminar and dinner in Armidale NSW on May 2.
"Electronic tags help lamb lot-feeders manage shy feeders" (Terry Sim, 27 April 2015)
Electronic identification is helping Victorian producers raise their awareness of shy feeders among recently lot-fed lambs. Southern Prime Lamb Group Leigh Harry said lamb lot feeders are often frustrated by the lack of real data on finishing lambs on pellets, covering feed conversion growth rates and shy feeders.
- "Ultrasounds equate to profits" (Stock Journal, 28 July 2014)
"Pregnancy Scanner Handler" (Sheep Matters, 10 September 2014)
"Scan, plan for lambs" (The Land, 23 February 2015)
"Weaving their way with Westblade" (The Land, 12 March 2015)
How Close are Your Scanning and Lambing Rates? (The Sheep Site, 8 January 2015)
"e-NVD pilot expanded" (Stock & Land, 5 May 2015)
"Mid-year trials likely for electronic NVD" (Terry Sim, 14 April 2015)
Live pilots of an electronic livestock NVD are expected to be held by mid-year involving saleyards, abattoirs, feedlots, agents and producers, SafeMeat initiatives review committee chairman John Wyld says.
"It's the year of the sheep handler" (Town and Country Magazine, 23 February 2015)
Sheep handling equipment on the market (Kondinin Group, 2014) *Requires membership to access content. Free 1 month trial available.
SHEAREZY (Peak Hill Industries): Shearing and wool handling machine.
Article on a number of sheep handler companies (AgInnovators, 2014).
- "Farms begin using drones to herd sheep" (The Wall Street Journal, 8 April, 2015)
"Drones dull the drudgery of Aussie farming" (Daily Telegraph, 30 September, 2013)
"Remote controlled drone brings better outcomes for lambing ewes" (ABC Rural, 13 April, 2015)
"This drone is surprisingly good at herding sheep" (TIME Magazine, 30 March, 2015)
Yamaha's giant drone (AgInnovators, 3 December, 2014)
- "Technology to text farmers when wild dogs detected" (ABC Rural, 8 July 2014)
"The modern fight against pests: Camera technology is being used to help Queensland landholders battle wild dogs" (ABC Rural, 27 January 2015)
Farm Online Wild Dog Project (Farm Online)
Sheepvention Farm Ideas & Technology (Moffits Farms)
- "Merino farmers close to solving $10m footrot problem" (NZ Farmer, 4 May, 2015)
"Liquid nitrogen mulesing alternative showing promise" (Terry Sim, 13 April 2015)
Liquid nitrogen application was showing promise as an alternative to the surgical mulesing of sheep, Merino breeders were told at the Elders Balmoral Sire Evaluation field day at Casterton, Victoria, last Friday. The woolgrowers were also told a decision on the registration by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority of another mulesing alternative – SkinTraction – was expected within weeks.