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Australia is the world leader in remote management of cattle. In this clip from a Digital Homestead video (available at www.digitalhomestead.org), cattle are about to walk over weighing scales to get to water. The solar-powered scales will recognize each animal by its collar and wirelessly upload its weight.

PRECISION RANCHING: Manage your cattle from your easy chair

New research points to a future in cattle production where 
most decisions will be made at the touch of a button

Reading Time: 5 minutes Imagine being able to manage your grazing cattle at the touch of a button and constructing ‘digital fences’ as you move them from pasture to pasture. Or using drones to track your cattle while at the same time discovering the most nutrient-rich forage on your land. These are just a couple of examples of current […] Read more

SAIT and Olds College upgrade meat program facilities

Dean expects the program to more than double in capacity

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the meat and livestock industry, efficiency leads to increased productivity, which often leads to increased profitability. All three are key factors behind the SAIT meat lab renovations and the Olds College meat-processing lab equipment upgrade. SAIT originally offered a 15-week meat-cutting program strictly focused on the retail meat industry. With the addition of the […] Read more