Past Event: Livestock Electronic ID Technology & Stock Management Area Demonstration

Vic Drought Hub - Farmland 1
    • Thu, June 15 20238:00am AEST
    • 1:30pm AEST
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The Vic Hub’s North-East Node is hosting a field day on the role of EID technology for livestock traceability and biosecurity. 

Garry Armstrong (Murray LLS) will speak on the topic, with Henry Hickson (Nextgen Agri) leading a session on:

  • Refining what data is relevant to collect, based on farmers’ breeding objectives
  • Maximising utilisation of EID tech from weigh scale indicators and handlers
  • Managing data in Excel
  • Interrogating data in excel to inform management decisions

Tru-Test, Gallagher, and Te Pari will provide demonstrations on the technologies available and how to configure equipment to maximise utilisation of data. A discussion session will follow for questions to be answered by the providers.  

A farmer discussion panel will provide producers the opportunity to ask questions to, and hear from, farmers who are currently using the technology.

A farmer discussion panel will provide producers the opportunity to ask questions to, and hear from, farmers who are currently using the technology.

Our host farmer will lead a stock management area tour and discussion.

Stock management area demonstration and discussion: management area design, construction, regulations, animal management and nutrition with Garry Armstrong and Rebecca Stacey (Murray LLS).

Morning tea and BBQ lunch provided.

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To follow on from this event, on Wednesday 21 June, a webinar led by Nextgen Agri will delve into template creation, collecting EID data from indicators and handlers and Excel management; how to manage and interrogate data to then use it to make management decisions.

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Following these sessions, Excel templates for collecting, manipulating and interrogating EID data, as well as a resource outlining how to download and upload data from different indicators and handlers will be available.

For more information, contact Livestock Project Officer Sophie Hanna [sophie(at)riverine plains.org.au] or call the Riverine Plains office (03) 5744 1713.