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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Other rural industries Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Data and AI Input management IoT & smart-farming
Research project

Connecting soil moisture monitoring and soil moisture predictions with automated irrigation systems

This project aims to connect soil moisture monitoring and soil moisture predictions with automated irrigation systems from end to end …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    3 May 2023 -
    10 Jul 2024

  • Research organisation

    Southern Growers Incorporated

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Other rural industries Pulse grains Sheep & lamb
Data and AI
Research project

Supporting better decision-making through increasing farmers data-based knowledge

This project aims to increase the adoption of soil moisture probes and weather stations to provide farmers with data-based knowledge …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    30 Apr 2023 -
    5 Sep 2024

  • Research organisation

    Facey Group

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Aquaculture technology
Research project

Identification of novel anti-methanogenic pasture and freshwater and algae feed supplements

Approximately 65% of Australian agricultural greenhouse gas emissions are attributed to methane emissions. As majority of Australian sheep and beef cattle …
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    16 Apr 2023 -
    9 Sep 2024

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Animal technology
Research project

Predictors of AI Success & Semen Standards

The aim of this project is to comprehensively analyse the impact of both male and female factors on the success of artificial insemination programs in the sheep industry.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    -
    30 Apr 2024

  • Research organisation

    The University of Sydney (USYD)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Harvest technology Robotics
Research project

Assistive technology in shearing: sensing

The project aims to mitigate the risk of injury to the workforce in sheepshearing and improve the process's productivity. Specifically, it intends to (1) optimize and validate a set of wearable sensors that the shearers can wear to inform the users on the state of fatigue (and the risk of injury) of the users and (2) based on objective data, design and construct a motorised ceiling harness with the appropriate intelligence to vary the amount of support provided while allowing the user to move freely. Conventional harnesses are constructed out of springs, which do not allow a shearer to rest upon it when fatigued completely, require the shearer to pull against it when intending to move and are not capable of adapting the amount of support it provides according to the condition of the user.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    1 Dec 2022 -
    1 Dec 2023

  • Research organisation

    The University of Melbourne

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Research project

Sire Evaluation Link Sires 2022-2025

This project provides strong and robust linkage to all standard sire evaluation sites joining for a 2023, 2024 and 2025 drop. Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA) will oversee the operation of up to 8 sire evaluation sites around Australia. All sites are operated independently and produce results that are specific to each site (Site Reports using within flock raw data, sire adjusted means and flock breeding values). In order for sires entered at different sites to be directly compared (Merino Superior Sires and MERINOSELECT), link sires need to be used across the sites.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    1 Oct 2022 -
    30 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    Australian Merino Sire Evaluation Association (AMSEA)

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Research project

Summary and Quadrant Analysis: Data stocktake, analysis and implementation roadmap

Following the completion of the Data Stocktake, Analysis and Implementation Roadmap LC.RDC.0002 on 16 June 2022, this project provides further analysis and investigation in order to build capability around data collection, aggregation, analysis, sharing and use of data.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Oct 2022 -
    30 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    Australian Livestock Exporters' Council (ALEC)

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Research project

Carbon EDGE package development

A Carbon EDGE training program will equip producers with the knowledge and skills to create a carbon account and formulate a customised plan to address emissions and production benefits at an enterprise level.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Aug 2022 -
    10 Dec 2024

  • Research organisation

    Pinion Advisory Trust

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Oilseeds Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Wool
Research project

RRDfP 'Forewarned is Forearmed' Final Monitoring and Evaluation.

The output of this project will be a final monitoring and evaluation report for the project Forewarned is Forearmed (FWFA), equipping farmers and agricultural value chains to proactively manage the impacts of extreme climate events
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    20 Jul 2022 -
    16 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    ACRE Economics

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Machinery & hardware
Research project

SA Wild Dog Coordinator Supplement 21-22 Fencing

Additional coordination capacity in wild dog management in South Australia (SA), at a state-wide level will deliver: Supplementary funding to …
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2022 -
    30 Jun 2022

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA)

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Research project

Rabobank FoodBytes! Pilot Y22 - MLA Future Food Corporate Accelerator

Following on from the successful participation with Rabobank in the Rabobank MLA Future of Food Corporate Accelerator 2020/21, round 2 conducts the scanning of new technology start ups capable of influencing positive outcomes for Australia's red meat sector.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2022 -
    31 Jan 2024

  • Research organisation

    Rabobank

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology
Research project

Next generation wool harvesting

This project will explore the potential for developing an alternative to conventional shearing through R&D directed towards a novel approach, based on delivering a product by feed or injection, which creates a weakened zone in the fleece. The fleece can then be removed by unskilled labour or an automated high-throughput system. If successful, this project will revolutionise wool harvesting, by improving wool quality, eliminating shearer injuries, allowing producers to decide harvesting time, harvesting small numbers of sheep and improving sheep welfare.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    30 Jun 2022 -
    30 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Animal technology
Research project

Laser for permanent removal of wool foll

The purpose of this project is to research and develop for adoption alternative technologies for wool follicle removal (lambs 8-12 weeks old) that could apply to mulesing and crutching as well as animal husbandry for the meat industry on older sheep. This project builds on the previous project “Duetto Laser Technology for sheep husbandry” which will validate Laser technology for this application in a controlled lab study.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    28 Jun 2022 -
    1 Feb 2023

  • Research organisation

    The University of Western Australia (UWA)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Animal technology
Research project

Informed Modeling of Blowfly Chemical Resistance

Outcomes from the analysis of the genetic characteristics of resistant blowfly phenotype and fitness values and the genes and mutations identified by UoM will be shared with UTAS. NSW DPI will also provide up to date resistance information, in the form of calculated resistance factors for field blowfly populations to the listed insecticides, the associated insecticide usage and flystrike management information (if available) to UTAS. These will inform evidence-based enhancements of UTAS’s Resistance Model, with review from UQ.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    16 Jun 2022 -
    30 Jun 2024

  • Research organisations

    New South Wales Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI), The University of Melbourne, The University of Queensland (UQ), The University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Data and AI
Research project

Embedding animal disease reporting and benchmarking into Future Feedback

This project focuses on further developing the necessary structures, systems and resources to embed disease and defect reporting that is linked to carcase performance within Future Feedback to provide for robust benchmark reporting.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    10 Jun 2022 -
    15 Dec 2023

  • Research organisation

    Herd Health Pty Ltd

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Oilseeds Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Wool
Research project

Forewarned is Forearmed: Videos demonstrating use of extreme climate forecasts for northern Australia

Four short videos will be professionally produced to demonstrate the 'Forewarned is Forearmed' products and their use in decision making and risk mitigation within the red-meat, sugar, grains and cotton industries. This is part of the Rural R&D for Profit project 'Forewarned is Forearmed'.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    10 Jun 2022 -
    16 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Traceability
Research project

Zondii On farm Wool Classing

Using patented scientific technology the project aims to enable producers to scan wool in-shed and detect micron, colour and crimp of the wool, by creating machine learning models accessed by affordable non-connected devices. This project will benefit the producer by providing real time wool test results cheaper and quicker than current laboratory options, allowing more sheep to be tested.
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    31 May 2022 -
    30 Jun 2022

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Cereal grains Cotton Oilseeds Pulse grains Sheep & lamb Sugar Wool
Research project

Forewarned is Forearmed: Videos demonstrating use of extreme climate forecasts for Southern Australia

Four short videos will be professionally produced to demonstrate the 'Forewarned is Forearmed' products and their use in decision making and risk mitigation within the red-meat, dairy, wine grape and grains and industries. This is part of the Rural R&D for Profit project 'Forewarned is Forearmed'.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    31 May 2022 -
    16 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    Laundry Lane Productions Pty Ltd

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Input management Plant science
Research project

Transformational and integrated feedbase for mixed farming zones of southern Australia

The project will increase sustainability and productivity in the mixed farming zone of WA and NSW using advanced forage systems to support livestock enterprises.
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    30 May 2022 -
    28 Aug 2027

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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