Precision pastoral management tools (PPMT)
The PPMT project is one of 12 projects being undertaken by the CRC for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) and is being led by the Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries, Northern Territory. The project aims to develop a commercial Precision Pastoral Management System (PPMS) based on integrated modules that are compatible with existing software and hardware. The PPMS will integrate remotely collected, precision data on cattle and pasture performance, using minimal labour inputs.
A Feasibility Study into the PPMS has been conducted and a Prototype is currently under development.
The Precision Pastoral Management Tools project has been trialling its PPMS software at Glenflorrie Station for the past two years. The PPMS software uses walk-over-weighing and satellite data to monitor daily cattle and pasture performance, then analyses this data on a weekly basis to provide a customised report back for the station manager.
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When: 2011 to 2017
Where: Remote Australia primarily the Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia
Contact: Sally Leigo E: firstname.lastname@example.org
- North Australia Pastoral Company (NAPCO)
- Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association (NTCA)
- Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF)
- Observant P/L
- Precision Pastoral P/L
- Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)
- South Australian Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
- University of New England (UNE)
- Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia (DAFWA)
R&DE objectives: The PPMT project aims to develop a commercial Precision Pastoral Management System (PPMS) based on integrated modules that are compatible with existing software and hardware.
Industry priority: Information Technology and Precision Livestock Management
The CRC for Remote Economic Participation’s (CRC-REP) Precision Pastoral Management Tools Project has released its first working paper: An overview of technology products for the beef industry of remote Australia (PDF, 2MB).