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Getting the most out of your farm data

Key messages:

  • always have a clear purpose for collecting on-farm data and understand how it can be used to make decisions, for example informing fertiliser strategies, livestock breeding programs and soil amelioration
  • good quality data is critical to making informed decisions
  • ensure that you will be able to access your data, even when changing consultants or machinery suppliers
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Maximising electronic ID technology in livestock systems

Key messages

  • electronic identification (EID) technology underpins NLIS traceability, biosecurity and market access
  • mandatory EID tagging of sheep and farmed goats begins on 1 January 2025
  • using EID technology for performance monitoring and record keeping can enhance livestock management and decision making

EID technology has many applications beyond its role in traceability and represents a real opportunity for farmers looking to improve their livestock management.

Although many farmers are already familiar with EID technology, there are many who may be feeling overwhelmed by the cost and upskilling required. So, what are the additional benefits of using EID technology and where can you get help if you need extra support?

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FRRR Drought Preparation Webinar Series: Part 4 - AgTech

Riverine Plains recently hosted an AgTech webinar as part of a project supported by the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR), through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.  The webinar aimed to provide a better understanding on how AgTech can be used to assist business decision making and aid on-farm drought preparation. 

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