Xsights: Real-time livestock insights for farmers

Stuart Mason

Across a number of farms in Western Australia, small digital tags are being placed on more than 200,000 pigs.

These tags facilitate the live monitoring of livestock, enabling location data to be collected and processed automatically, at scale.

Xsights’ XIoT Tag sends information on individual livestock, such as movement, speed, dwell, location, temperature and humidity, directly to decision-makers, continuously and in real-time.

This can assist these people to identify issues, optimise development, detect outliers, conduct proactive intervention, reduce costs and grow revenue.

The tags also utilise machine learning to generate artificial intelligence insights, that can provide alerts to address health and wellbeing issues amongst livestock in real-time.

The company has rapid expansion plans, with its tags to be placed on 760,000 pigs across Pork Innovation WA members, and then a nation-wide deployment through Australian Pork Limited involving a further 4.4 million pigs.

Xsights chief executive Steve Wildisen and chief sales and marketing officer Dean Phillips

Xsights’ XIoT Tag is a finalist in the InnovationAus 2023 Awards for Excellence in the Industry 4.0 category. You can secure your tickets to the black-tie event here.

Xsights was founded by sales and marketing professional Dean Phillips and former XTD Limited CEO Steve Wildisen.

In recent months, the company has won the iAward in the Sustainability & Environmental Solution category and the WA Incite Award for Industry Research and Innovation.

The company has successfully filed international patent applications for the tag in 156 countries around the world.

Current offerings for monitoring large numbers of livestock tend to involve just retrospective data being provided to owners, such as food and water intakes, or are based on manually measured data, such as individual temperatures.

In contrast, the XIoT tag automatically collects and processes specific datasets at scale and in real-time, allowing for triggered actions and proactive management alerts.

Xsights has also set its sights on a number of other applications within the agricultural sectors, including mortality and endemic disease management, productive provenance and paddock to plate supply chain traceability, cold chain supply management and deterring stock theft.

The company’s unique tags are designed to last for up to three years through firmware and a custom-printed battery.

The InnovationAus 2023 Awards for Excellence are proudly supported by Investment NSW, AusIndustry, Australian Computer Society, Technology Council of Australia, Agile Digital, CSIRO, TechnologyOne, IP Australia, METS Ignited and Q-CTRL.

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