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Reduce Labor with Jain Logic Tank Level Monitoring

Key Stats:

  • Grower - Steve Cadzow
  • Location - Mt Riddock Station, Alice Springs Australia
  • Crops and/or stock - Beef Cattle
  • Property size - 650,000 acres
  • Jain Logic - Tank Level Monitoring, Image Capture Monitoring and Pump Management.

With around 8000 - 9000 sustainably farmed beef cattle raised in the rangelands of Central Australia. The Cadzow family is using technology and innovation in the pastoral industry to improve soil health and implement better farming practices for efficiency and longevity.

“Water is the lifeblood of everything that lives out here, if we don’t have water our cattle don’t survive”

- Steve Cadzow, owner at Mt Riddock Station

Jain Logic telemetry tells Steve how much water he has, just by logging into the Jain Logic software from his mobile phone or iPad. Being able to remotely read water levels has saved him an average of 180 - 200 kms a week in travel savings and allowed him the freedom to manage his property when he is offsite or travelling overseas.

Steve and his wife Rebecca rely on telemetry to monitor and control water usage remotely, allowing them to be more efficient elsewhere on the farm. Using Jain Logic telemetry, means remotely monitoring what's happening at the tank, having the ability to remotely turn pumps on and off, and setting low and high (water) level alerts. Where traditionally they'd need to physically monitor and manage each water point, they can now simply log in to their account from their phone and make decisions from the data collected and displayed on Jain Logic.

Jain Logic software displays water level readings

“We’re not going to sit here and just do the same things our grandfathers have done for the last 100 years”

- Rebecca Cadzow, owner at Mt Riddock Station

Aerial shots of the farm show that over the years, better farming practices have improved land growth, and made the soil healthier, which is apparent from the variety of grass they are growing. The Cadzow family believe that Mt Riddock station will provide future generations land that is far more fruitful than what they inherited from their forefathers, using their Jain Logic system to collect data and make informed decisions going forward.

Jain Logic solutions seen in the following clips include Tank Level Monitoring, Image Capture Monitoring and Pump Management.

Key Takeaways:

  • Remote monitoring of main water points will save hours of labor costs
  • Set low/high water level alerts, for peace of mind
  • Allow technology to create efficiency, free up time, added stock security and take out the need to physically monitor each point
  • Vital to apply sustainable farming practices and improve the health of the land, for future generations

Priya Johal

A relative newcomer to the irrigation industry, Priya has applied her experience and passion for technology to improve everyday workflows and help users save resources. The issues surrounding sustainable farming practices and the need to prioritise world efforts to save water have motivated her to work in the irrigation industry. Taking from prior experiences, as part of the enterprise mobility rollout in Australasia, where smart devices were used to provide access to online forms replacing everyday paper workflows and documentation. The digital alternatives allowed users to more readily capture real-time data and as a result, make better and more informed decisions. Seeing the major benefits of using technology in industries that have otherwise remained stagnant has driven her to focus on promoting a shift in the way we work, achieving increased productivity, reducing costs, saving time and in the case of irrigation, optimising water usage.

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