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Commercialisation rights to sheep body conditioning tool - 19-789-1

RFT ID 19-789-1
RFT Type Expression of Interest for Specific Contracts
Published 18-Dec-2019
Closes 31-Jan-2020 10:00am
Category (based on UNSPSC)
70120000 - Livestock services
Agency NSW Department of Primary Industries


Contact Person
Bruce Finney
Phone: 0448512295
bruce.finney@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Tender Details

Expression of Interest - Commercialisation rights to sheep body conditioning tool

There are over 2 billion sheep and goats in global agricultural systems and the allocation of scarce resources are increasingly important.

The device as proposed will enable more standard assessments, improved rationing of scarce feedstuffs and enable better planning and targeting around animal performance, in particular reproduction. The device can be used to objectively measure the curvature around the spine in the lumbar region of a live sheep (either shorn or unshorn). Which results in the prediction of a body composition score for sheep.

Farmers use the technique to aid decision-making for future nutritional demands and reproductive outcomes. As ewes improve in body condition, higher pregnancy rates and more lambs born follow. The device will be able to connect to existing individual animal management systems such as electronic identification, performance recording and auto-handling equipment. The device is hand-held, directly measuring the surface of the sheep. Data is transmitted by wifi, can be transmitted by bluetooth.

Location

NSW Regions: Far North Coast, Mid North Coast, New England, Central Coast, Hunter, Cumberland/Prospect, Nepean, Northern Sydney, Inner West, South East Sydney, South West Sydney, Central West, Orana/Far West, Riverina/Murray, Illawarra, Southern Highlands
States and Territories: ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

RFT Type

Expression of Interest for Specific Contracts - An invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) for pre-registration of prospective tenderers for a specific work or service. Applicants are initially evaluated against published selection criteria, and those who best meet the required criteria are invited to Tender (as tender type Pre-Qualified/Invited).

Additional Details / Instructions

Non Mandatory Briefing session - CANCELLED

Wednesday, January 15th 2020.

 

 

Address for Lodgement

https://tenders.nsw.gov.au/

Multi Agency Access

No