THERE are more sets of eyes watching water than ever and new tool has been released to help graziers monitor their supplies.
Australian ag-tech company Farmbot launched new remote water monitoring technology this week to coincide with the Meat and Livestock Australia Red Meat Conference in Tamworth.
The next generation product was launched at Windy Station in Quirindi.
A more comprehensive technology, it can integrate with surrounding devices, like soil moisture, machine control and geotags to help farmers better manage their water, time, resources and livestock.
"At a time when Agtech adoption is booming providing cost efficiency is essential for farmers to survive less predictable Australian weather conditions, having a device that will continue to connect with new technologies well into the future is paramount," Farmbot managing director Andrew Coppin said.
"It reduces the need for farmers to spend hours every day driving around their properties to check water levels or having to pay someone else to do it."
Mr Coppin said livestock was the primary focus for the company at this stage.
But there could be scope to expand into other farming sectors in the future.
"In the near future, Farmbot will also support a range of collaborations and functionality with other leading AgTech providers that will help create actionable insights to help optimise farming operations," Mr Coppin said.
"While livestock is our primary focus we realise there is a need for Farmbot for grain and sugar cane growers as well as horticulture and vineyard operations.
"Farmbot will continue to explore ways to benefit all farming communities in the future whilst also looking for further opportunities worldwide."
The sixth-generation Farmbot product features two-way communications, wireless and point-to-point connectivity and sends insights to farmers on their phones, tablets or desktops in near real time by SMS, email and dashboard alerts when they need to know.