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Advanced measurement technologies for globally competitive Australian meat value chains

Project Member(s): Alempijevic, A., Vidal Calleja, T.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

Start year: 2016

Summary: This program aims to develop technologies for measuring lean meat yield of live animals on-farm, and of carcases in abattoirs. These technologies need to be cost effective for those plants utilising them, hence a selection of technologies will be investigated including highly precise, although more expensive “direct-measurement” alternatives such as dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA), and less expensive, although less precise “predictive-measurement” alternatives such as 3D imaging.


Maleki, B, Alempijevic, A & Vidal Calleja, T 2018, 'Continuous Optimization Framework for Depth Sensor Viewpoint Selection', Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics XIII, Workshop on the Algorithmic Foundations of Robotics, Springer, Merida, Mexico, pp. 357-372.
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Keywords: 3D imaging, trait estimation, carcass composition, lean meat yield

FOR Codes: Adaptive Agents and Intelligent Robotics, Animal Growth and Development, Beef Cattle, Sheep - Meat