Improving productivity and profitability in grazing – Technology Showcase – Part 1 (E-Beef online series #3)

With current restrictions on face-to-face gatherings due to COVID-19, the E-Beef Project has moved online to maintain momentum and engagement during these unprecedented times (as well as for your safety and wellbeing.

The E-Beef online series involves four sessions over four weeks in June (2020), providing landholders, extension staff and industry stakeholders with key insights on new and emerging technologies relevant to the grazing industry.

This is the third webinar recording in the four-part E-Beef series that focuses on managing for profitability in grazing. In this, the first of two sessions, the E-Beef team have coordinated a suite of presenters who showcase new and emerging technologies in the grazing industry that are being trialled as part of the E-Beef Project.

• Remote sensory equipment to help you monitor waters.
• Remote collection of animal weight data.
• Farm connectivity solutions for all producers.

During this opening session, you will hear from some true innovators in the beef industry:

1. Rachael Dunn (Business Development Manager – Farmbot) when she details remote water monitoring solutions for grazing businesses.
2. Bill Mitchell (Founder – Optiweigh) when he discusses a unique tool for recording cattle weight data out in the paddock.
3. David Ward (Sales Manager – Goanna Ag) when he explores new and emerging connectivity and sensory options that are accurate and affordable.

You can watch the full recordings or use the playlists below to jump to the start of a particular section within the presentations.

Full recordings


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E-Beef series

Full recording – Farmbot Monitoring Solutions (Rachael Dunn)

Playlist – Farmbot Monitoring Solutions (Rachael Dunn)

  1. Farmbot Monitoring Solutions
  2. Thoughts of weather and water…
  3. Reduce water runs by 75% or more
  4. Farmbot is empowering farmers
  5. Video – Matt Wood (Blina Station)
  6. Farmbot is robust and reliable
  7. Farmbot’s on-farm ecosystem
  8. What you need to know, when you need to know it
  9. Why Farmbot is different
  10. What does Farmbot cost?
  11. Cost/Benefit analysis
  12. How to use Farmbot
  13. Testimonials
  14. Images of Farmbot in action
  15. Our partnerships
  16. Our team
  17. Contact and conclusion

Full recording – Optiweigh – Livestock weighing in the paddock that works (Bill Mitchell)

Playlist – Optiweigh – Livestock weighing in the paddock that works (Bill Mitchell)

  1. Optiweigh – Livestock weighing in the paddock that works
  2. Introduction
  3. We need better animal weight information
  4. Video on Optiweigh
  5. How accurate is it?
  6. How many cattle get weighed?
  7. Where are we at the moment?
  8. Contact and conclusion

Full recording – Goanna Ag – Accurate, Affordable Farm Connectivity, Anywhere (David Ward)

Playlist – Goanna Ag – Accurate, Affordable Farm Connectivity, Anywhere (David Ward)

  1. Accurate, Affordable Farm Connectivity, Anywhere
  2. Introduction – Goanna Ag
  3. Three critical factors in agricultural business – weather, on-farm rainfall and on-farm water management
  4. Our position – make it simpler, smarter, cheaper
  5. How your farm talks to you…
  6. Network connectivity
  7. Our weather station network
  8. Our automatic rain gauges
  9. Our tank monitors
  10. Partnerships and collaboration
  11. Contact and conclusion