How it's built 

The DataMuster in-field automated livestock management system is made up of four key elements: DataHub, Sensors, Cattle Handling Equipment and Power Systems. Details for each item of equipment are listed below. It's possible to use equipment that you already have but we need to ensure that it is both compatible and meets minimum specifications to ensure we maximise the ability to automatically record cattle weights.

To get started with a self-build or pre-fabricated unit, see the required items below and contact us for more information.

1

 DATAHUB 

The DataHub controls and manages the system it is able to receive and transmit sensor data, run automated data processing, manage the solar power and provide a range of connectivity.

2

 SENSORS 

The sensors include weight information from weigh bars and an RFID antenna and reader. 

 

3

 CATTLE HANDLING 

The system is built on traditional cattle handling equipment that provide a simple and effective mechanism to manage cattle access to water, the basic system includes two portable panels, two spear gates, some race bows and a platform that sits on top of the weigh bars.

4

 POWER SYSTEMS 

To operate in remote locations the power is generated by a solar panel with a deep cycle battery to store electricity so the system can keep running overnight and if there are a few overcast days.

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OPTION 1: 'OFF THE SHELF' PARTS

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DHV1.0

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

CQUniversity

SUPPLIER:

DATAMUSTER DATAHUB

Contains all of the electronics and communications required to wirelessly transmit data from the weighing system to a receiving server

XRP2 EID Reader

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

TruTest

SUPPLIER:

EID PANEL READER

Stores the Electronic tag data and the weight data

XRP2 Large Antenna

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

TruTest

SUPPLIER:

EID PANEL READER ANTENNA

Captures the Electronic ID tag data as animals walk past

G06000 - Loadbars

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

Gallagher

SUPPLIER:

LOADBARS

The component that sits under the weighing platform and weighs the animals

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED

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Pole & fixtures for solar panel mount

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OPTION 2: 'PRE-FABRICATED' UNIT INCLUDES

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DHV1.0

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

CQUniversity

SUPPLIER:

DATAMUSTER DATAHUB

Contains all of the electronics and communications required to wirelessly transmit data from the weighing system to a receiving server

DMWOW1.0

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

Stark Engineering

SUPPLIER:

WoW SYSTEM

XRP2 EID Reader

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

TruTest

SUPPLIER:

EID PANEL READER

Stores the Electronic tag data and the weight data

XRP2 Large Antenna

MODEL:

1

No. REQUIRED:

TruTest

SUPPLIER:

EID PANEL READER ANTENNA

Captures the Electronic ID tag data as animals walk past

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ADDITIONAL ITEMS REQUIRED

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If you would like to get started today, we'd love to help out!

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