The aim of this project is to build the capacity of students to utilise and interpret a range of data sets using GPS technology on livestock monitoring.

Unity College

  • Project code: PRO-016157

  • Project stage: Closed

  • Project start date: Saturday, May 14, 2022

  • Project completion date: Thursday, September 28, 2023

  • National Priority: AFI - AgriFood Innovation


Through the identified projects, the College aims to provide the technological tools, support and experience that engage students and encourage them to broaden their thinking. The majority of students are aware of the benefits technology can bring to their farming context but they are not comfortable identifying how or what aspects of technology they can apply to improve farming outcomes.


AgriFood Innovation

Research Organisation

Unity College

Objective Summary

By employing a GPS receiver that is capable of real time kinematics (RTK), students will appreciate the benefits of applying technology that is accurate to within 1cm. For example, seeding practices become much more accurate in terms of seed placement and the straightness of rows. By allowing the technology to assist the process driver fatigue is reduced, while flexibility is increased. It is possible to apply technology to allow the farmer to pick and choose specific areas of land to seed, returning to specific areas at will. The application of new technologies will allow our Ag students to embrace significant and potentially radical changes to long held farming practice.