Beef 2018: Berrigurra opens to public

Technology practices will be on show at QATC's Berrigurra training facility


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Berrigurra will continue as a training facility to provide vocational students and Central Queensland University Bachelor of Agriculture students with the opportunity to undertake their training on a leading tech-based property.

Berrigurra will continue as a training facility to provide vocational students and Central Queensland University Bachelor of Agriculture students with the opportunity to undertake their training on a leading tech-based property.

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Beef 2018 Westpac property tours offers visitors a first-hand look at the operations of Central Queensland’s beef cattle producers.

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Berrigurra, the 9,300 hectare property owned by Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges near Blackwater, will open its gates as part of the 2018 Westpac property tours.

Berrigurra is used by the Emerald Agricultural College to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills in cattle production and stock handling.

Visitors can expect to see a large variety of digital technology practices in use on the tour. 

There will be demonstrations of some telemetry technology such as the animal recording and cattle performance recording systems as well as management of water infrastructure.

Berrigurra will showcase other technology practices such as the use of drones to muster.

Berrigurra will showcase other technology practices such as the use of drones to muster.

Other technology practices to be showcased will be the use of drones to muster and monitor the livestock, and the Aglive and Maia Grazing software programs.

This tour will give visitors the chance to see a model of how a beef enterprise embraced and adopted current commercial and pre-commercial digital technologies to improve the management of the property infrastructure.

In the next five years the management is hoping to develop a world best practice beef production enterprise.

It will provide industry with a showcase production-scale enterprise upon which beef producers can see first-hand the opportunities for the introduction of technology into their own enterprises, to boost their own productivity.

Berrigurra will continue as a training facility to provide vocational students and Central Queensland University Bachelor of Agriculture students with the opportunity to undertake their training on a leading tech-based enterprise.

The tour of Berrigurra is a full day and will be held on Thursday, May, 10.

Cost is $140/pp and includes morning tea and lunch. 

The story Beef 2018: Berrigurra opens to public first appeared on Queensland Country Life.

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