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Manage cows from space

News release
05 July 2022

The Innamincka Pastoral Bootcamp will provide an opportunity for properties in the State’s Far North East to hear from experts on satellite monitoring and Ag Tech when it is held on 11 August.

Rangeland IQ’s Dionne Walsh and Mike Hayes from In2it Information Technology will be available to chat with and answer questions from landholders.

Dionne’s 25 years in rangeland and pastoral environment has led to a wealth of knowledge and experiences in the dollar value of understanding and optimising feed management to improve stock and land condition.

She will share her recent experiences, lessons and insights of trialling innovative satellite technology for feed budgeting with Australian pastoral producers and how this data can be utilised to optimise and help guide real on ground management decisions.

Mike Hayes brings on-ground knowledge from designing, installing and adapting wireless and remote information systems throughout outback Australia. He understands the challenges and opportunities that exist in implementing and maintaining remote internet, sensing and monitoring technology into pastoral businesses.

He also has first-hand experience on how and why you should be implementing strategies to ensure your personal and pastoral dollars are secure in the online cyberspace.

Time with the experts will be supported by a rare opportunity to participate in ‘all ages’ hands-on activities from the Eromanga Natural History Museum and SAAL Landscape Board ecologists.

This event will be free for all registered attendees. Your ticket will include lunch and dinner on the 11 August, breakfast on 12 August and camping fees on the town common.

A copy of the full program and a registration link is available at https://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/saal/events/innamincka-pastoral-bootcamp. Further information is available from Marree-Innamincka Community Landscape Officer Charlie Eager on 0437 795 792 or via email at charlie.eager@sa.gov.au

The Innamincka Pastoral Bootcamp is offered as part of the Building Pastoral Sustainability Project, which is supported by the SA Arid Lands Landscape Board, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, Future Drought Fund and SANTOS.