As technology becomes a larger part of agriculture, what will be changing and which technologies will be integral to modern farming? We take a look:
Drones are becoming more affordable and more advanced by the month, with many companies starting up that cater specifically to agricultural markets. The above drone, for example, is able to scan chlorophyll levels of crops for wine growers.
Agricultural bots, or ‘AgBots’, are being used to automate processes around the farm.
The ladybird AgBot, which is currently only a prototype, moves around crops, detected and exterminates weeds and scans & stores images of crops. It’s able to count flowers and fruit as it passes them. It’s also entirely solar powered.
Telematics allow farmers to keep track of entire fleets of vehicles and machinery in real-time, keeping an eye on fuels levels, malfunction and wear.
Although modern machines are coming out with these functions built in, there are also ‘aftermarket’ solutions that allow farmers to adapt their existing resources.
4. RFID Technology.
RFID tech has long been employed when keeping track of livestock, but the technology is being advanced to other kinds of resources too.
A hay harvester has been developed that tags individual bales of hay, allowing you to keep track of when they were harvest, their moisture levels & their nutrition.
5. High Throughput Plant Phenotyping.
Advances in sensors and scanning technologies is allowing farmers to keep a closer eye on large numbers of plant phenotypes. This means that it becomes much more economical to selectively breed advantageous traits.
There are even companies that are working to create systems that monitor plants and use algorithms to select the best plants for breeding. This allows crops to be improved in a natural way with much more speed than ever before.
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How much to build a factory or warehouse?
How much does it cost to build a factory?
Although every job is unique, and factories range from the very small to the very large, we’ll outline some estimates and figures below.
The best way to find out is to request a quote. You’ll get a response within 1 working day with an exact figure.
NOTE: These costs include the design & fabrication of the structural steel and the cost of installation. They do not include fit-out costs or site preparation costs.
Small to medium warehouses
Small to medium builds include small warehouses, extensions, washbays and workshops.
Cost range: $10,000 – $45,000
Size range: 50m2 – 400m2
Medium buildings are often storage sheds, machinery sheds and smaller factories.
Cost Range: $45,000 – $80,000
Size range: 200m2 – 700m2
Large warehouses & factories
Large projects include large warehouses, infrastructural buildings and factories. These are usually built by medium sized companies.
Cost range: $80,000 – $400,000
Size range: 350m2 – 2,300m2
(We also build structures larger than these measurements. Contact us for details).
Will I need a building permit?
We are registered builders, so we can take care of all the paperwork and all of the building permits. You can leave that stuff entirely to us and focus on what you need from your building.
Where have you built before?
We’ve built all over Australia, and we’re able to travel to any state. We recently built a bull riding ring for the Stockman’s Hall Of Fame in Queensland, but we’re based in Kyneton, Victoria.
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Where can I see photos of your work?
The best and easiest way to see photos of our work is to download a brochure. We’ve put together a collection of our best projects there.