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AI-powered ‘My Health Records’ for cows to manage clinical mastitis

Scientists, technologists, retailers and farmers are teaming up, using AI and creating the equivalent of My Health Records for dairy cows, to better manage clinical mastitis.

The collaboration aims to reduce the use of antibiotics in the milk supply chain and improve the health and management of dairy cows with mastitis.

Read the whole story on Dairy News Australia.

WA grain industry faces huge losses as COVID-fuelled worker shortage derails record harvest

The WA government has admitted a plan to bring in skilled overseas farm workers in time for the state's biggest-ever harvest has failed.

The WA government has admitted a plan to bring in skilled overseas farm workers in time for the state's biggest-ever harvest has failed.

Read the whole story on ABC News.

Ten Agritech Businesses Changing our Farming Future

It’s hard not to get excited about the next generation of agritech businesses hitting the market - and Australian AgriTech Association chairman Andrew Coppin agrees. So, we asked Andrew to give you the lowdown on 10 of the newest recruits to AusAgritech.

Read the whole story on Auctions Plus.

Semios Acquires Agworld


Semios, a leading precision-farming platform for permanent crops, has announced that it is acquiring Agworld, a leading data-driven farm management platform, to deliver even more benefits to growers around the globe. Together, Semios and Agworld will form one of the largest independent agtech solutions providers in the world, servicing growers, agronomists, and ag retailers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and South Africa.

Read the whole story in Crop Life.

‘Superstar seaweed’ reducing cattle emissions by 80%

THE development of a cutting-edge cattle feed technology proven to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from beef production has reached a major milestone.
The ‘superstar seaweed’ scientifically named Asparagopsis is now being commercialised under a partnership between product developer FutureFeed, the University of New England, Woolworths, and its meat provider Australian Country Choice.

Read the full story on Country Caller.

The Australian Opportunity: Shaping the Future of Food and Fibre

Australia's food and fibre is in demand worldwide and attracts premium prices. The Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce Australia, in collaboration with Bloomberg Media Studios, have created a new sight to showcase Australia as a compelling destination to develop, commercialise, scale and source the next generation of agriculture and food technologies.

Explore the site on Bloomberg Media: The Australian Opportunity.

Non-invasive maturity testing a step closer

Researchers are fine-tuning a new non-invasive maturity testing and storage disorder prediction tool to assist growers to improve quality and packouts.

Starch models are developed in reference to existing colour and starch plate parameters.
Bravo™ apples were put through a gamut of tests at the Agriculture Victoria’s Tatura SmartFarm in late March as researchers work to refine a non-invasive maturity-testing tool which could be in use as early as next harvest.

Read the whole story on apal.org.au.

Australian AgriTech Association launch the Australian AgriTech Map.

Australian agritech companies are invited to contact AusAgriTech to be included in this exciting overview of the local sector.

See the map on AusAgriTech.org.