Farm Table says:
This article discusses how digital technology can help cattle graziers manage livestock through research project ‘The Digital Homestead’.
Key points were as follows:
- The digital homestead project was created to assist producers effectively manage large scale cattle properties by creating technology that essentially reduces input costs and increases profitability.
- One aspect of the technology assisting producers is a walk over weighing system that provides daily weights of livestock and transmits this information through to the digital homestead dashboard that can then be correlated with other elements to help make more informed management decisions.
- Other technologies include tracking collars to enable viewing of cattle locations, monitor cattle behaviour patterns as well as satellite technology to assist producers with grazing performance and pasture performance.
- To view the YouTube video on The Digital Homestead, click here.