A HIGH-tech x-ray machine which identifies the exact composition of a cattle carcase was officially launched in Rockhampton last week.
The first commercial prototype of the beef Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) machine will begin trials in Teys Australia’s Rockhampton plant this month.
Teys Australia general manager of corporate services, Tom Maguire, said the new technology would be “a game-changer for the beef industry”.
“It will help Australia keep in front of the rest of the world by giving enhanced feedback to producers, allowing them to make better genetic decisions, growing better cattle for world markets,” Mr Maguire said.
He said the dual band x-ray technology would enable them to identify the exact composition of the beef, and, in turn, provide feedback to producers.
“It takes an x-ray image of beef carcase and allows us to accurately predict how much meat, fat and bone is there,” Mr Maguire said.