CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, and agtech startup Ceres Tag have created a new type of ‘fit bit’ to help farmers to keep track of where their livestock are and what they are doing.
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James Cook University has been awarded an Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships (AQIP) to investigate a machine learning approach to terrestrial based geolocation with CSIRO for Ceres Tag. The project will see the development of an ultra-low power ear tag capable of lasting years on a single battery charge, with a range of at least 10 kilometers. While time of arrival triatelation is a well understood approach, our system will correct multipathing errors by applying machine learning neural networks using real time fixed location and environmental data.
We’re working with Ceres Tag to develop next-generation smart ear tags to track and monitor livestock, unlocking invaluable data for the livestock industry.
from ABC Rural
An electronic tracking ear tag being developed for cattle could forever change the way graziers manage both livestock and farmland.
Researchers from James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville are collaborating with the Queensland Department of Science, the CSIRO and commercial partner Ceres Tag to adapt GPS technology for small, affordable livestock ear tags.
Computational chemistry expert, Ian Atkinson said the project would ultimately enable more accurate assessment of livestock condition.
James Cook University researchers are developing a high-tech ear tag that could revolutionise the livestock industry.
Teaming up to develop a smart ear tag
We have brought together our deep technology expertise and animal science know-how and teamed up with commercial partner, Ceres Tag, to tackle this problem with a smart ear tag.
An example of new digital technology which will deliver these objectives is Ceres Tag, a high retention, NLIS compliant livestock smart ear tag. Ceres Tag is the brain child of David Smith, a materials engineer with a passion for agriculture. After years of working internationally David and his family returned to Australia where they had family and friends in the agricultural industry.
Queensland IoT startup Ceres Tag has teamed up with CSIRO and its IT R&D arm, Data 61, to develop a connected ear tag for cattle that will enable the location, movement and temperature of the cow to be continuously monitored remotely.
Ceres Tag founder and CEO David Smith told IoT Hub that, while there were other cattle monitoring devices on the market or under development, a key differentiator for Ceres Tag was that it would be fully compliant with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) because its battery does not need replacing.