Smart ear tags for cattle undergoes trials in Queensland – ZDNet

Smart ear tags for cattle undergoes trials in Queensland – ZDNet

ZDNet AU has covered Ceres Tag

The GPS and Bluetooth-enabled e-tags, which form part of a complete livestock information platform, rely on low-earth orbit satellites to allow farmers access to real-time information about the location, welfare, and behaviour of individual animals remotely, and detect the condition of the paddocks their cattle are grazing on.

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Queensland Government Media Statement about Ceres Tag

from Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and Minister for the Commonwealth Games, The Honourable Kate Jones:

Smart ear tag for cattle set to revolutionise industry
A new digital ear tag developed with support from the State Government could revolutionise Australia’s $17 billion cattle industry and create jobs in Queensland.

“Aussie farmers need every bit of help they can get right now so we are pleased we have been able to move from the research phase into development,”

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Smart ear tag for cattle set to revolutionise industry

Smart ear tag for cattle set to revolutionise industry

Mirage news have covered Ceres Tag this week with their articleSmart ear tag for cattle set to revolutionise industry

“With this new technology, graziers will know if their cattle are sick, if they have roamed too far and the condition of the paddocks their cattle are grazing on.

“This technology could have a huge impact on our Queensland graziers and further grow the premium status of Australian livestock products – a vital component of the Australian economy.”

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Queensland launches ‘Fitbit’ for cows – SMH

Queensland launches ‘Fitbit’ for cows – SMH

The Sydney Morning Herald has covered Ceres Tag. Read the full article here.

It’s been called the ‘Fitbit’ for cows – a digital ear tag that tracks the health of cattle amid hopes it will revolutionise Australia’s $17 billion livestock industry.

The long-life digital tag uses GPS to track individual cattle and send the animal’s health, temperature, pulse rate and feeding data directly to a smartphone or computer.

The ear tag is expected to hit the market in 2020 after a successful trial with a grazier in Townsville and James Cook University, Ceres Tag and CSIRO.

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April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

The team are focused at delivery of the 500 smart tag trial at Aileron Pastoral Holdings in the Northern Territory on their 1,000,000 acre property later in 2019, which will test the tag performance outside of the controlled Research Farm environment.

Read about our developments in the April newsletter.

 

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