News and Success Stories

Published 10 August 2023

Employee of the month

The labour shortage has hit New Zealand agriculture hard, and the meat processing industry has felt the blow particularly badly. Over in the United Kingdom, they can’t process enough pigs due to staffing shortages as a result of Brexit-induced labour issues.

Scott Technology has created a solution that uses a combination of robotics and computer vision to automatically butcher lamb carcasses with precision. This system increases productivity, helps bridge the labour gap and saves meat suppliers time and money. 

Work is now underway to create a version that works for beef which has a far bigger market than lamb. 

Could the combination of robotics and computer vision provide a sustainable advantage over traditional labour within the meat industry?