Tool targets calf loss research

Tool targets calf loss research

Research into widespread calf loss in cattle herds across northern Australia could soon be accelerated, thanks to a new tool which alerts researchers when a calf is born and provides location details. Up to 70 per cent of the losses between pregnancy testing and weaning are believed to occur around birth, but unless calving occurs…

Student invention shining example of sun safety

Student invention shining example of sun safety

Two out of three Australians will develop skin cancer before turning 70, with research showing the majority of sun damage occurs during childhood and adolescence. Student Alana Clover has decided to do something about it. The Bachelor of Engineering (Software) and Bachelor of Business Management (E-Business) student is designing and building a wrist-band that monitors…

Improving winegrape profitability through digital technologies

Improving winegrape profitability through digital technologies

Wine Australia welcomes the announcement by Deputy Prime Minister the Hon. Barnaby Joyce of a project to develop innovative processes for grape and cotton growers using advanced technology. The four-year project – a collaboration between Wine Australia, Cotton Research and Development Corporation and Horticulture Innovation Australia – will integrate systems capable of simultaneous measurement and…