With the race on in Australia to explore more sustainable food production methods, global technology groups Bühler and Vyncke are backing local agribusinesses to fast-track innovation in fields such as complementary proteins, biomass, insects and beers.
If it comes as a surprise that sheep don't all look the same, it’s likely to be a bigger surprise to hear technology that recognises their faces is on the cusp of being commercialised with the potential to add significant value to the sheep industry. First published by Westpac Wire.
Facial recognition technology for sheep is near commercialisation, says Dr Mark Ferguson. (Supplied)
REGIONAL Since shock ripped through Australasia’s cattle industry 10 years ago when industry champion Zanda McDonald tragically died, his influence hasn’t slowed as the careers of dozens of young agriculturalists have been turbocharged by an award in his honour.
After a chat with her dad confirmed for Josie Clarke that farmers with disability face an accessibility advocacy vacuum, she set out to tackle it, earning her this year’s NSW ACT Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award.
For a handful of locals in the very remote townships in Queensland’s Burke Shire council, the idea of owning a home has turned from impossible to imaginable, as a unique homeownership scheme takes hold.
Elisha Parker, co-founder of Cattlesales.com.au (Agrifutures Rural Women's Awards)
The co-founders of a first-of-its-kind cattle trading platform and a new hub applying craft beer thinking to small dairy farms are among a wave of innovative rural women smashing the old stereotype that farming is synonymous with men.
Cattle graziers Rob and Ainsley McArthur using eShepherd intelligent neckbands, a world-first Australian innovation that creates virtual fences. (Image: Henrietta Attard)
Neckbands on cattle may become a common sight as farmers embrace a world-first Australian tech innovation which creates virtual fences to manage grazing patterns, first trialled by cattle graziers Ainsley and Rob McArthur.
After becoming a ‘guinea pig’ in a pioneering trial dubbed Keeping Carbon on the Farm, Doolan’s dairy is starting to reap the bottom-line rewards – and slash emissions – through enviro-friendly experiments.
Jo Palmer, remote work advocate. (Image: supplied)
Seismic social and technological shifts propelled by COVID-19, like the mass move to working from home and sweeping telehealth reforms, may benefit the bush long term, say experts including remote work advocate Jo Palmer.