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Initiative 48

Walk-over weighing and remote camera monitoring for cattle (B.NBP.0600)

Remote camera monitoring of livestock, particularly on large properties, offers major welfare, cost and time benefits for farmers.

Research undertaken by Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

What are we doing?

The Richmond Producer Demonstration Site in northern Queensland is demonstrating a range of benefits from walk-over-weighing and remote camera monitoring of cattle. The remote monitoring camera, focused on a water trough, has reduced labour needs and vehicle usage by reducing the property manager’s frequency of ‘water runs’ to the paddock. Similarly, a camera monitoring pasture condition throughout the trial has enabled photos to be matched to other data, allowing farmers to identify trigger points for making key management decisions.

Timing:

Febuary 2015

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