One thing that seems to be somewhat absent from industrial craft is industrial farming. The real world industrial revolution heavily involved turning labor intensive farming into a machine driven production. In game terms there is a lot of fun tech that could be applied to and fit well within industrial crafts theme. I apologize for not having full ideas for recipes.
A high tech farming option would be cloning, cloned sheep used to be the talk of all things science. It would use advanced circuits and probably glass for tubes and such. you'd click on an animal you want run your cloner and it would spawn pigs, sheep, or even creepers provided it was fed large amounts of energy.
More mundane then that would be a simple cow milker something that has a 100% success rate and is battery driven (could be stationary with the intent that cows would walk into it). It would use rubber/resin basic circuits and require empty buckets that it would fill.
Although farming in minecraft is pretty easy it would be interesting see other ideas for industrially improved farming.