Ever dreamed of being able to track and process your livestock no matter where you are? Tru-Test Remote WOW Systems allow you to do just that.
Reducing costs, time and labour, it maximises beef production and animal welfare.
The remote walk-over weighing technology uses a watering point to attract cattle, which walk through the weighbridge where electronic ear tags are scanned and algorithms work out the live weight.
The data is processed daily and sent via satellite or 3G to Tru-Test’s MiHub Livestock Management Software that generates a report weekly, viewable from anywhere.
Producers can draft off cattle by remotely setting criteria. This automatically directs animals to a separate holding pen, creating less stress and greater return.
At Undoolya Station near Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Nicole and Ben Hayes use the technology to draft cattle according to criteria such as weaning or assessing cattle ahead of a sale.
“You can turn up with B-double, load it and send it (to market) – you don’t have to go drafting or anything else,” Mr Hayes said. “The ones you set and catch are going into the paddocks, and the ones that you don’t want, they keep going back bush and nothing’s losing weight.”
Tests show it is 94 per cent accurate for drafting on a single pass and it can achieve 100pc accuracy over three days, based on a three-day drinking cycle for cattle, a spokeswoman said.
The telemetry system also takes three photos per day from the system so producers can see if their cattle are in the yards and drinking, and if the troughs are full.
Launched at AgQuip in Gunnedah 2017 to rave reviews, the Tru-Test Remote Walk Over Weighing (WOW) System is the first of its kind. It boasts more than 10 years in research and development, and is backed by some of the biggest names in the industry.
The Tru-Test team will be at Beef Australia 2018, to guide you through the Remote WOW system with onsite demonstration and information sessions.
Contact Tru-Test Customer Service on 1800 641 324 or visit tru-test.com.
- Certain work in this Remote WOW System was carried out under licence of Australian Patent 2005233651 from Sheep CRC Ltd.