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AI-Driven Beef Scribing System Shows Promising Results at Kilcoy Pastoral Company

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Kilcoy Pastoral Company has commissioned an innovative AI-driven beef scribing system following successful trials. Installed in March at the Kilcoy facility, the system has demonstrated high levels of precision in meat cutting, meeting both accuracy and speed objectives.

Jemma Harper, Co-Innovation Manager at AMPC, reports that Kilcoy is impressed with the system’s consistent cutting accuracy, which is crucial for the quality of primal beef cuts.

The technology not only enhances product consistency but also promotes a safer working environment by reducing reliance on manual circular saws. Additionally, it addresses challenges in labour recruitment by automating a traditionally difficult role.

Harper notes that the system has shown excellent accuracy across various breeds and carcass compositions. With the wet commissioning phase complete, the results are highly promising. An independent evaluation is scheduled for the following month to assess production speed, cutting precision, and yield.

A comprehensive one-year production review is expected in June 2024, with a final report due in June 2025. Based on the current outcomes, Harper suggests that the AI-driven beef scriber could be one of AMPC’s most successful ventures.

The potential benefits of this technology have generated excitement within both the AMPC team and Kilcoy.

The project, a collaboration with Intelligent Robotics, represents a significant milestone in the industry’s 15-year journey towards perfecting beef scribing.

Set of Facts:

  • Kilcoy Pastoral Company has commissioned an AI-driven beef scribing system.
  • The system was installed in March and has passed post-installation trials.
  • It has achieved high levels of cutting accuracy and speed.
  • The technology improves safety and addresses labour challenges.
  • An independent assessment is scheduled to validate the results.
  • A one-year review is planned for June 2024, with a final report in June 2025.
  • The project is in collaboration with Intelligent Robotics.