he unpredictable nature of Australia's seasons means our animals require constant monitoring year-round to guarantee adequate nourishment. Without a robust supplementation program, a sudden protein drop when pasture becomes stressed can impact fertility, appetite and risk of fracture.
Broader farm operation productivity is also affected by the diversion of labour from land and breed program management towards critical animal welfare incidences.
To sustainably optimise herd production, Cultivate has implemented new tech geared towards increasing animal welfare, while also achieving cost and time-saving efficiencies.
Developed locally by Toowoomba ag-tech startup Direct Injection Technologies (DIT) the Nutridose uses an algorithm to dispense the right amount of supplements to our animals through a more efficient means, directly via their water source. The system also allows us to take regular soil and water samples and remotely adjust supplement levels in our livestock watering points throughout our properties.
From a sustainability perspective, we have been able to dramatically reduce driving distances per week, meaning less fuel costs and consumption. A focus on genomics, fertility and animal health, ensures breed performance. The high productivity rates of our herds lessen wastage of land, feed and other resources on less fertile or resilient animals that fail to reproduce.