Industry Projects

Well considered and applied technology can help the agricultural industry achieve its goals in productivity, profitability, and sustainability. We’ve led or contributed to a number of industry development, demonstration, or standards programmes.

ICAR Animal Data Exchange Working Group

The International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) operates a working group for Animal Data Exchange. Rezare Systems contributes to this group, helping define specifications to connect livestock solutions globally.

DataLinker agricultural API specification

Created by New Zealand industry organisations DairyNZ and Beef+Lamb NZ through the Red Meat Profit Partnership, DataLinker is a framework specification that helps organisations exchange agricultural data.

MLA Integrity Systems Animal Schema

Meat and Livestock Australia’s Integrity Systems Company contracted Rezare Systems to coordinate Australian livestock industry participants and software companies in developing specifications for livestock data. These specifications are in turn being contributed to the ICAR ADE working group.

Assessing UHF RFID for livestock identification

Together with the NZ RFID Pathfinder Group, NZTE and GS1, Rezare Systems carried out trials of commercially available UHF RFID livestock tags and readers, looking specifically at performance in a wider range of situations than those supported by traditional low frequency RFID for livestock.

Farm Data Standards development

Funded by the Transforming the Dairy Value Chain primary growth partnership, and the Red Meat Profit Partnership (another government-industry Primary Growth Partnership), the common data vocabularies (data dictionaries) in this work have been used in New Zealand and internationally.

NZ Farm Data Code of Practice

The New Zealand Farm Data Code of Practice was designed to provide farmers and organisations with transparency and confidence about how farm data is being collected, managed, and used.

Sheep and beef traceability and integrated farm management

During 2008 and 2009 Rezare Systems and Innovation Waikato managed a project to evaluate and demonstrate the benefits of an integrated farm management system (technology working in concert) for sheep and beef farms. The project centred on two farms: the North Island property of John and Anne Brier at Ngaroma, and James and Charles Reid’s Traquair Station in the South Island.

NZ Dairy integrated farm management systems

Through 2005 and 2006, Rezare Systems coordinated the Innovation Waikato/NZTE project to demonstrate the financial benefits to New Zealand dairy farmers from careful selection and adoption of new technologies. The project centred on the Walton, Matamata, farm of David and Raewyn Bennet.