Entrepreneurs from across the world will have access to a new global research and development centre based in the NSW Central West from early 2018.
The Farming Team, launched at Xerocon Melbourne, is a collaboration between eight innovative companies aimed at educating Australian farmers on best practice cloud applications to run their farming businesses.
Agricultural technology is rapidly developing and is set to change the face of farming, however the current uptake of ‘sensor technology’ among Australian farmers is limited, according to a report Rabobank.
CSIRO has released its Food & Agribusiness Roadmap, charting a course for products, technology and innovation to secure future success in the sector.
The Sheepmeat Council of Australia (SCA) has asked Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) to investigate using lamb and sheep meat producer levy funds to guarantee DEXA technology is available to all lamb and sheep AUSMEAT processing facilities who want to adopt it.
The Cattle Council of Australia is calling for a united front between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC) to co-operatively invest and accelerate the roll out of Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) objective carcass measurement technology across the Australian red meat processing sector.
Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has sought formal agreement from the Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) to jointly fund an accelerated rollout of DEXA objective measurement technology across Australia’s red meat processing industry.
Australian farmers and Agribusiness owners are poised to reduce energy costs and further transform their energy use following the announcement that NAB and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) will provide an additional $180 million in finance for investments in energy efficient and renewable energy equipment.