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Landholders encouraged to embrace technology at upcoming field day

Landholders have a great opportunity to see what technology is available and how it can be used to improve their business by attending the upcoming technology in pastoral systems field day.

The field day, which is being organised by innovative landholder Gus Whyte and supported by Western Local Land Services, will be held at Mr Whyte’s property, “Wyndham Station” via Wentworth on Tuesday, 5 September.

The field day represents a chance for landholders to get together with local businesses, industry consultants, research groups and government organisations to see the technology that is available for use in pastoral livestock businesses.

Western Local Land Services Senior Land Services Officer, Jasmine Wells believes the field day will be highly beneficial for all landholders, especially those looking to increase their awareness and knowledge of what technology is available to landholders.

“Technology is continuing to play a larger part across all industries and agriculture is no different,” Ms Wells said.

“This field day will be suitable to all landholders regardless of how much or how little they have embraced innovation on their properties.

“The field day will show how important technology and innovation is across all areas of your enterprise and how it can used to improve your production outcomes.”

Attendees will participate in group discussions while also splitting into smaller working groups that will rotate through workstations.

The workstations will focus on:

  • drones
  • electronic ID
  • electric fences
  • telemetry
  • planning and record keeping
  • cutting edge technology.

RSVP is requested by 25 August for catering purposes. It can be made to Ms Wells on 0417 488 496 and further information is available by clicking here

This field day has been funded by the National Landcare Programme.

Media contact: Charlie Whiteley 0428 679 974.