The last six-months have been enlightening. The first week started out at Field Days – nothing like jumping into the deep end! I found it particularly challenging moving from auditing where I felt comfortable in the Biosecurity sector to AgriTech where I struggled to keep up with conversation. I have realised the benefits of interpersonal skills […]
Version 1.2 of the Animal Data Exchange specification has been released by ICAR, the International Committee for Animal Recording. The ICAR Animal Data Exchange (ADE) Working Group includes animal recording specialists from Europe, the United States, and Australasia. The group has developed a modern, API and JSON-based specification for individual animal data that aligns with […]
Covid-19 and the lockdown restrictions have placed a lot of strain on us as a society and also required the adoption of new working practices and technologies.
Over the past three or four weeks, I’ve been interested by the number of times someone has said to me something along the lines of: “Well we are all going to have to get used to using tech like Zoom now aren’t we?”.
Increasing numbers of farmers see technology as useful and important to their farming businesses, and farmers are looking to invest further in new technology over the coming years. Despite this, lingering concerns about data sharing, privacy and control remain. According to the October 2016 Commonwealth Bank of Australia Agri-Insights Survey of 1600 Australian farmers, 70% […]
Agricultural data: who holds it, who is using it, and who “owns” or controls it has been recurring news worldwide, featuring in places as diverse as Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, the American Farm Bureau Federation, ABC Rural in Australia, and European Union projects. A quick summary of the opinions expressed are that increasing use […]