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Development of AWI Smart Tags

This investment aims to develop low cost, on-animal sensors (smart tags) to remotely monitor sheep. Smart tags may be solar ear tags for use on sheep over several years on the sheep, or a battery powered collar tag that would be used temporarily on lambs. Smart tags would allow more informed management decisions relating to a range of factors including animal health, wild dog alerts, grazing optimisation and reproduction management. Regardless of the intended use, the tags must be flexible, configurable, robust and cost effective.

Project date

13 Sep 2016-31 Jul 2021

Principal investigator

Marcus Majas

Project funded by

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
  • Location

    Australia

  • Organisation type

    Research funding body

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