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In-paddock weighing wins MLA innovator award | The Land



THE recognition that making decisions without all the information possible was costing money fueled one of the beef industry’s most novel recent inventions, a remote cattle weighing system called Optiweigh.

Armidale producer Bill Mitchell’s creation, which enables in-paddock weighing and monitoring, has won him the 2021 Meat & Livestock Australia Producer Innovation Award, which was presented at an industry awards gala dinner held as part of Beef Australia in Rockhampton this week.

Optiweigh is a fully portable in-paddock weighing system that works in all environments, does not require animal training, and does not require installation of additional infrastructure.

RECOGNISED: Armidale producer Bill Mitchell, with MLA Managing Director…

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