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Simple Solutions Worth Sharing

17 November 2014

Simple solutions are often not the subject of boasts, but many are worthwhile sharing, according to Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Life can be made easier and time and costs saved, which is why AWI are looking to drive communication.

"Often, simple ideas from one producer's property don't get shared beyond their own gates," says Bestprac's National Coordinator Pene Keynes.

Portable walk-over system

To help share these innovative ideas with others, Australian Wool Innovation, through the pastoral wool producer network Bestprac, have worked with a range of pastoralists to profile their ideas and solutions.

These innovation profiles and business cases will benefit all wool growing businesses. "We hope they will spark ideas and show simple, cost effective ways to improve operations and make life easier," says Pene.

The latest release of innovation profiles and business cases are available on the Bestprac website.

These innovations include telemetry to control gates, motion sensor cameras for security and stock/water checking, GPS technologies, and solutions to prevent erosion along tracks and fencelines.

One of the business cases available in the series is about Walk-over Weighing, a technology that can remotely weigh sheep in the paddock without an operator.

This business case outlines all the considerations for deciding if the technology is viable for your own business.

Further Reading

You can  read more about Bestprac by clicking here.