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BIG TECH BIG IDEAS
Field Day, Catch-up, Brekky and Conference
Tuesday, 21 - Wednesday, 22 June
Trangie and Dubbo

BIG TECH FIELD DAY

9am - 3pm, Tuesday, 21 June  2022 | Trangie Agriculture Research Centre
  • Check out some of the newest and most exciting technology currently on the market from agricultural providers across the country through demonstrations, speakers and trade stalls
  • Concurrent demo sessions every 30 minutes
  • Food and coffee stalls on site. Lunch included in ticket price

CROPPING DEMONSTRATORS

LIVESTOCK DEMONSTRATORS

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Thank you to MaiaGrazing our Field Day Major Sponsor

WIN A FIELD DAY ENTRY TICKET

Win a free ticket to the Big Tech Field Day, kindly sponsored by our event partner, MaiaGrazing. For a chance to win the ticket, submit your lucky draw entry.

What is MaiaGrazing?

MaiaGrazing is a farm management software for livestock producers to help them increase production and resilience to meet the growing demand for red meat. By using MaiaGrazing, producers can benefit from the product mentoring provided by its team of experienced farmers across Australia and the United States. MaiaGrazing counts carbon negative businesses such as Wilmot Cattle Co. and regenerative-focused grazing businesses such as Danthonia as customers. 

MaiaGrazing live demo at Big Tech Big Ideas!

Ruth Allen, a grazier and MaiaGrazing team member, will be showcasing MaiaGrazing at the Field Day. Ruth owns and operates a mixed farming operation north of Condobolin, NSW alongside her family. She has worked across the grazing industry, horticulture and Landcare and has a Masters in Agribusiness.

You can visit the MaiaGrazing booth at the Field Day exhibition area or request a personal product demo at: community@maiagrazing.com

Good luck! 

BIG CATCH UP

6pm - 8pm, Tuesday, 21 June 2022 | Commercial Hotel, Dubbo

BIG BREKKY

7am - 8:30pm, Wednesday, 22 June 2022 | Western Plains Cultural Centre

BIG IDEAS CONFERENCE

9am - 5pm, Wednesday, 22 June  2022
Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre


EVENT MC Jack Cresswell - Host and Founder of Farms Advice 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • John McGuren, Project Manager, Meat and Livestock Australia's Digital Agriculture Program
    • Digital technology in the red meat sector
    • John will give an overview of the MLA strategy and investment into digitalisation of the red meat sector.
  • Emma Weston, CEO and Co-Founder, Agridigital
    • What is digital ag and what's in it for me?
    • Agriculture has always been a hotbed for invention. How does this differ from innovation and why are digital technologies still battling to prove value here in Australia and overseas? Dive into the world of applied digital technologies on farm and in the agri-supply chain, and learn more about what is here now, what is coming and why you should care.
LIVESTOCK BREAKOUT SESSION PRESENTATIONS 
  • Optiweigh - Bill Mitchell
    • Opportunities to profit from in-paddock weighing
    • In-paddock weighing is a recent innovation that allows animal weights to monitored on areal-time basis without the need for yarding animals to make decisions are weight and rate of gain.
  • Centreplus Merinos - Mark Mortimer
    • Herd management and genetics using electronic ID tags
    • The radio frequency tags are not the end technology, they are just an enabler. It is the information system that you set up around them that is the end goal. You are looking for an information system that: 1. Makes it easier for you to do what you already do (manage a livestock operation) 2. Where posable gathers data as a by-product of management. 3. Tells you things about your animals.
  • Grazprophet - Doug Alcock
    • Tactical management of seasonal conditions using Farming Forecaster and the GrassGroDecisions support tool.
    • GrassGro is a decision support tool which models pasture growth and animal performance driven by historical daily weather data. The algorithms are now in use to provide automated tracking of seasonal conditions and seasonal outlook projections up to four months ahead in order to assist with tactical decisions about stocking rates and stock management.
  • DPI Southern Multibreed Project - Kath Donoghue
    • Southern Multibreed Project 
    • The data collected during the Southern Multibreed Project will provide a platform that contributes to developments within BREEDPLAN that will allow for the estimation of multi-breed Estimated Breeding Values, which will allow Australian beef producers for the first time to directly compare animals for all BREEDPLAN traits and assess their genetic merit irrespective of breed.
CROPPING BREAKOUT SESSION PRESENTATIONS 
  • Digifarm, University of Sydney - Guy Roth
    • DigiFarm - Clouds to Paddocks
    • DigiFarm is bringing together the community, farmers and environmental stakeholders. We aim to develop a digitally enabled network which will simultaneously monitor crop and animal production (including native flora and fauna), and soil and ecosystem health. The network will enable the triple bottom line framework of social, environmental and financial accounting to optimally manage a production ecosystem.
  • Bilberry Australia - Josh Johnson
    • Green on Green technology: Harnessing artificial intelligence in agriculture
    • Bilberry are market leaders in Green on Green technology, harnessing artificial intelligence to drastically reduce herbicide use in broadacre situations. By using deep learning AI techniques, Bilberry are developing commercial algorithms to identify and spot spray weeds in-crop in real time. This presentation will give an overview of how the technology has been developed, the commercial future of this technology, and highlight how Australian growers are adopting this cutting edge tech in real their farming systems today.
  • Hone Ag - Jimmy Scott
    • Hone Lab for all of farm use
    • Newcastle-based emerging technology Hone uses spectroscopy and machine learning to deliver in-field measurement for grain, soil, and leaf. The Hone Lab is being used in-field for measuring wheat, barley, and canola for moisture, protein, and (canola) oil. Hone's technology is also compliant with the Clean Energy Regulator for making measurement more affordable on projects for the Carbon Farming Initiative
  • Bralca - Ben Watts
    • Drones in agriculture
    • This session will uncover what drones really can offer here and now, what's in the future and how it has worked on the ground in commercial operations. Covering scouting livestock, fences and water as well as crop mapping to capture in-crop information, then linking this back to decisions and application plans through variable rate equipment.
LIVESTOCK PANELLISTS
  • Mike Rosser, Gabriel Passmore, Tess Herbert and Nathan Simpson
CROPPING PANELLISTS
  • Broden Holland, Chris Baker, Emma Ayliffe and Peter Yelland
EVENT INFO AND TICKETS

MAJOR EVENT SPONSORS

This project is supported by Central West Local Land Services through funding from The Australian Government.
Thank you to the Young Farmer Business Program for supporting the Big Catch Up.
Thank you to the Farm Business Resilience Program for supporting the Big Brekky.
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