2021 Program

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Sunday 31 January 2021 | Student Workshop Day, brought to you by

Student Masterclass Day  
1100-1230 Virtual Student Masterclass  Online
1300-1500 In-person Student Masterclass Rottnest Room, The Esplanade Fremantle by Rydges
1500-1515 Afternoon Tea Rottnest Room, The Esplanade Fremantle by Rydges
1515-1700 In-person Student Masterclass continues Rottnest Room, The Esplanade Fremantle by Rydges
1730-1930 Welcome Reception Upstairs, Bathers Beach House
47 Mews Rd, Fremantle WA 6160

Monday 1 February 2021 | Industry Focused Day brought to you by

0700-0730 Registration Open
OPENING PLENARY SESSION | Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chaired by Dr Tim Watts (Chair WALRC)
0730-0750

Delegate Welcome & Housekeeping

Welcome to Country Performance

Official Opening

0750-0820 Keynote: Professor Graeme Martin
We need to be ready for great change in our markets and our livestock operating environment, posing problems that science will need to solve. How will this happen? How can science help ensure profitability and product value in the face of a rapidly changing world?
0820-0935 Keynote: Dr Bronwyn Clarke interviews Brookton farmer Ashley Hobbs
Making the transition to non-mulesed flocks – Interview and Q&ADr Bronwyn Clarke interviews Brookton farmer Ashley Hobbs and asks the hard questions about the reality of transitioning to non-mulesing. She is joined by a series of technical experts, including Narelle Sales, Dr Johan Greeff and Jen Smith, to help consider the realities of resistance to preventative chemical treatments; genetic trade-offs and the emotional roller-coaster that goes with the non-mulesing decision. We deliberately leave plenty of time for audience Q&A to take advantage of the experience we have at hand.
0935-0940 Message from our Sponsor & Student Snapshot competition
0940-1000 MORNING TEA + EXHIBITION | Southern Cross Lobby, brought to you by 
1000-1230 CONCURRENT SESSION 
#1 When data from new technology really drives decisions
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Esther Jones
10.00- 11.25 #2a  Beef Production
Rottnest Room
Chair: Dr Di Mayberry
1000-1050 Challenging your own sheep reproduction paradigm
Dr Caroline Jacobson interviews farmer and WALRC Chair Tim Watts to unpick the lamb survival story on Tim’s farm at Pingelly, through thorough data analysis. Caroline explores the surprises and the on-farm changes at the fingertips when data delivers the full story. They also play with some scenarios, such as what the data tells us would change if Tim moved his system to terminal sires.
Introduction
Evaluating the economic consequences of alternative management strategies for beef producers in northern Australia
Dr Maree Bowen
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Increasing age of steer turnoff improves the profitability of beef business in northern Australia
Dr Lindsey Perry
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Comparison of walk-over-weight and yard weighing of Angus weaner heifers grazing drought-affected pasture
Dr Flavio Alvarenga
NSW Department of Primary Industries

1050-1140
What do we do with the reality of DEXA?
With the DEXA system scheduled for installation at WAMMCO on February 15, this has the potential to accelerate selection for Lean Meat Yield – and maybe as a consequence play havoc with Eating Quality. According to Prof Graham Gardner it all comes back to what breeders will do with sire selection and performance recording; and how commercial producers use that information.  Graham is joined by WAMMCO’s Rob Davidson and producers Rivers Hyde and Tom Bull, together with sheep reproduction scientist Dr Andrew Thompson to establish what needs to happen on-farm to take full advantage of this new technology.
What is the value of information about animal health in the Australian beef supply chain?
Yue Zhang
University of New England
FutureBeef webinars – an effective tool for promoting beef industry research
Nicole Sallur
Department of Primary Industries
 Stretch break
11.25 – 12.35 #2b  Mixed Ruminant Nutrition
Rottnest Room
Chair: John Piltzs
Growth rates and carcase characteristics of lambs fed CopRice® pellets during finishing
Dr Shawn McGrath
Charles Sturt University
1140-1230

How big is the optimal beef cow? And have EBVs driven a confusing set of behaviours in this quest?

Introduced by Prof David Pethick. Cow size has been increasing – some say by 100-150kg since the 1970’s. This is associated with the drive for increased growth which is of course is very important for feed efficiency both at pasture and in the feedlot. How does a breed and the Industry handle this issue?
Prof Wayne Pitchford,
who ran the Beef CRC Maternal productivity program is joined by Nannup producer and lot feeder Matt Camarri – and draws on the technical expertise of Brad Walmsley to determine if size really does matter.

Feeding unsalable carrots to Merino lambs in a total-mixed ration maintains wool yield and staple strength
Daniel Forwood, attendance sponsored by Australian Wool Education Trust
The University of Queensland
Dual-purpose crops fill the winter feed-gap in prime lamb systems in Northern Tablelands NSW and reduce flystrike incidence
Dr Lucy Watt
CSIRO
The value of chaff from grain crops as a source of summer feed
Dr Dean Thomas
CSIRO
Brassica as summer feed for lambs in southern New South Wales
Dr Rebecca Stutz
CSIRO
Digestibility of varying levels of African yam bean in cocoa pod husk based diets fed to West African Dwarf Sheep
Prof Aloysius Ausaji Ayuk
University of Calabar
1230-1330 LUNCH + EXHIBITION brought to you by | Southern Cross Lobby, brought to you by
1330-1435 CONCURRENT SESSION 
1330-1450 #3  The hard questions about regenerative agriculture
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Esther Jones
1330-1450 #4 Sheep Production
Rottnest Room
Chair: Dean Thomas
1330 – 1340 Welcome back from lunch – announcements and virtual interactions. Session Introduction
1340-1455

Does Regen Ag increase profitability and improve sustainability? And does the science that advocates it stack up?

UWA agronomist Dr Megan Ryan calls on the expertise of NZ soil scientist Doug Edmeades, CSIRO’S Professor John Kirkeguard and  WA DPIRD Research Scientist Dr Sarah Collins to unpick if chemical fertilisers are destroying our soil health and if so-called ‘conventional’ farming practises will deliver the necessary levels of soil carbon?

In this segment, we allocate ample time for audience Q&A and encourage producers to call on the science to help navigate their future farming decisions.

South Australian Livestock Consultants (SALC) successfully supports independent, commercially-focused service providers as state-funded agricultural extension services transition to ‘user pays’ models
Dr Sean Miller
University of Adelaide
Lamb lean meat yield and eating quality workshop – A supported learning program
Elke Hocking
Elke Hocking Consulting
Could faecal moisture score be used to help select against DAG score in sheep?
Aaron McMillan
University of New England
Impact of ewe genotype on sire breeding values in genetic evaluation of Merino body composition and components of reproduction
Dr Suzanne Mortimer
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Financial implications of confinement feeding pregnant ewes during early winter to improve pasture and sheep management, a case study using myFARMSMART
Lucy Anderton, Tanya Kilminster
LA.ONE economics & consulting
Lamb Mortality – Do producers really know?
Kayla Kopp
Charles Sturt University
1450-1500 Move to Pleiades/Orion Rooms
1500-1515 DAY 1 CLOSING PLENARY – Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Esther Jones
1500-1515 What are the research gaps to progress from today’s discussion?
MLA’s David Beatty reflects on what’s been discussed and how this might inform our next wave of levy investment.
1515-1545 AFTERNOON TEA + EXHIBITIONSouthern Cross Lobby
1830-2230 Conference Dinner – Pleiades/Orion Rooms, brought to you by    This is a ticketed event (please purchase your ticket in advance)                                                                         

Tuesday 2 February 2021 | Production Efficiency & Global Food Security

0700-0730 Registration Open – Southern Cross Lobby
PLENARY SESSION – Pleiades/Orion Room, brought to you by
Chair: Sarah Blumer
0730-0805 McClymont Keynote
A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability
Dr Jordana Rivero
Rothamsted Research
Presented with
Professor Michael Lee
Harper Adams University
0805-0835 Underwood Memorial Lecture
How feeding livestock now has global implications: what does this mean for priority research questions?

Professor Maggie Gill, OBE, FRSE
University of Aberdeen
0835-0850 Keys to innovation in animal science: genomics; big data; and collaboration
Professor James Rowe
Professor of Animal Science, University of New England
0850-0905 New skills, networks and challenges: the changing face of animal production science in Australia
Dr Dianne Mayberry
Senior Research Scientist, CSIRO
0905-0930 Discussion on The Changing Face of Animal Sciences
0930-1000 MORNING TEA + EXHIBITION | Southern Cross Lobby
1000-1200 CONCURRENT SESSION 
10.00 – 12.00 #5  Meat Processing Technology & Feedback
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Dr Robin Jacob

brought to you by
#6  Ruminant Nutrition
Rottnest Room
Chair: Dr Luis Prada E Silva
#7  Genetics & Reproduction
Carnac/Garden Rooms
Chair: Dr Johan Greeff
Introduction Introduction Introduction
Lamb Supply Chain Group: A conduit for collaboration, co-investment and innovation
Bruce Hancock
formerly Primary Industries and Regions SA
Cow Milking Order Consistency and Its Influence on Access to Pasture and Milk Production in A Pasture-Based Automatic Milking System
Dr Saranika Talukder
University of Melbourne
Preparing for MSA score in lamb: What are the drivers of variation?
Dr Daniel Brown
University of New England
Quantifying disease and defect carcase losses at processing to improve feedback in the lamb supply chain: An arthritis case study
Paige Mazoudier
Charles Sturt University
The effects of technological feed emulsifier on feed mill productivity
Angelique Torres
Philchema, Inc.
Performance of Angus weaner heifers varying in RFI-feedlot EBVs grazing drought-affected pasture
Dr Flavio Alvarenga
NSW Department of Primary Industries
New measures are important for pricing beef carcasses
Professor Wayne Pitchford
University of Adelaide
Methyl-donor supplementation effect on pregnant cows fed poor-quality tropical forage
Dr Gonzalo Martinez Fernandez
CSIRO
Demonstrating the value of genetic improvement in the Australian dairy industry
Dr Joanna Newton
Agriculture Victoria
Long term repeatability of beef DEXA lean meat yield measures
Dr Honor Calnan
Murdoch University
Manipulation of neonatal rumen populations at birth results in sustained effects on microbial populations and measures of health and production in Merino and Suffolk lambs
Dr Emma Greenwood
University of Adelaide
Targeted extension to improve genetic gain by region is now possible
Luke Stephen
NSW Department of Primary Industries 
Non – invasive measurement of lamb carcase fat depth using a portable microwave system
Dr Jayaseelan Marimuthu
Murdoch University
The effects of feeding plantain and ryegrass-clover pasture on urinary nitrogen composition of dairy heifers
Dr Long (Paul) Cheng
University of Melbourne
Short Break
Cleaning up our cattle: Shining new light on an old practice
Farrah Preston
University of Adelaide
Diet selection and productivity of cattle grazing Leucaena leucocephala–grass pastures in response to seasonal variations in forage quality and availability
Kylie Hopkins
QLD Department of Agriculture & Fisheries
Preliminary genetic analysis of wool-shedding ability in sheep
Dr Sarita Guy
University of New England
Integrated system to assist producers meet market specifications
Dr Malcolm McPhee
NSW Department of Primary Industries 
Transition management of dairy cattle: New insights
Adj. Professor Ian Lean
SCIBUS
New genomically enhanced reproduction breeding values for Merino sheep allow targeted selection for conception rate, litter size, and ewe rearing ability
Associate Professor Kim Bunter
University of New England
Potential predisposing factors for ecchymosis in the intercostal muscles of sheep at slaughter in South Australia
Leesa-Joy Flanagan
University of Adelaide
Evaluating the risk of residues of the toxin indospicine in bovine muscle and liver from north-west Australia
Professor Mary Fletcher
University of Queensland
Classers successfully combine structural traits with assessments of live weight and wool quality when visually classing sheep at Pingelly MLP site but should account for birth and rear type
Dr Bronwyn Clarke
Murdoch University
Prediction of dressing percentage and retail meat yield of goats
Dr Paul Greenwood
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Feed intake is regulated by metabolic mechanisms in young wethers fed diets deficient in crude protein and phosphorus
David Innes
University of Queensland
The benefits of carcass EBVs for pasture finished cattle are not as great as Long fed
Professor Wayne Pitchford
University of Adelaide
Student Video Presentations Student Video Presentations Student Video Presentations
1200-1300 LUNCH + EXHIBITION | Southern Cross Lobby
1300-1500 CONCURRENT SESSION 
13.00 – 15.00 #8 Sheep Production
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Dean Thomas
brought to you by
#9  Metabolism
Rottnest Room
Chair: Emeritus Professor David Pethick
#10  Animal health & disease management
Carnac/Garden Rooms
Chair: Caroline Jacobson
Student Video Presentations Student Video Presentations Student Video Presentations
Factors influencing the optimum mob size of ewes at lambing and the economic benefit of lambing ewes in smaller mobs to increase lamb survival across southern Australia
Dr Amy Lockwood
Murdoch University
Individual-level correlations of rumen volatile fatty acids and methane emissions in genetically low and high methane yield sheep fed pasture in four repeated seasons
Dr Arjan Jonker
Agresearch Ltd.
Benchmarking Australian sheep parasite control practices- A national online survey
Dr Alison Colvin
University of New England
Repeatability of sheep body condition scoring
Dr Gordon Refshauge
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Automated feeding of sheep 1: Changes in feeding behaviour in response to restricted and ad libitum feeding
Dr Ralph Behrendt
Agriculture Victoria
Plasma activities of antibodies against Haemonchus contortus antigen in Merino sheep exposed to natural helminth infection in a Mediterranean environment
Prapawan Krommarin, attendance sponsored by Australian Wool Education Trust
University of Western Australia
Impacts of the Lifetime Ewe Management training program on the Australian sheep industry
Associate Professor Andrew Thompson
Murdoch University
Measuring nitrogen use efficiency in cattle from stable isotope ratios in hair
Dr Diogo Costa
Central Queensland University
Epidemiological and economic impacts of hydatid disease in the Australian beef industry
Cara Wilson
Charles Sturt University
Profitability of mating maternal composite and Merino ewe lambs
John Young
Farming Systems Analysis Service
Meta-analysis of the association between oil supplementation, enteric methane emission and productivity of ruminants
Dr Amelia Almeida
University of New England
The aetiology of clinical bovine mastitis and their antibiotic resistance profiles in Western Australia dairy farms
Dr Josh Aleri
Murdoch University
Clover disease across southern Australia what we know now
Dr Kevin Foster
University of Western Australia
Differences in triiodothyronine and thyroxine are influenced by sire and diet and are associated with dry matter intake and body composition in adult Merino wethers
Dr Colin Byrne
Murdoch University
Prevalence of Mycoplasma bovis in a Southern NSW feedlot during high and low risk periods for bovine respiratory disease
Rebecca Barnewall
Charles Sturt University
Sheep management practice change in Western Australia 2011-2018
Janet Conte
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development
Physiological benefits of copper methionine hydroxy analogue chelate added to broiler diets measured against an antibiotic growth promotor
Matthew Bekker
Novus
Evaluating the in vivo efficacy of dry chicory (Cichorium intybus) roots for growth promotion and faecal egg count reduction in naturally parasitized pigs
Dr Ifeoma Nwafor
Central University of Technology, Free State
Morphological changes in the reproductive tract of ewes after long-term feeding with subterranean clover (Trifolium subterraneum L)
Dr Dominique Blache
University of Western Australia
In vitro gas production of hydroponic green forage from corn, oat, and barley seed
Dr O E del Razo-Rodríguez
Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Hidalgo
Effect of selenium supplementation on productive performance and antioxidant status in broilers in heat stress: a meta-analysis and meta-regression
Dr A P Zepeda-Velazquez
Universidad Autonoma Del Estado De Hidalgo
Investigating the magnitude and timing of reproductive wastage in ewe lambs
Dr Tom Clune, 
attendance sponsored by Australian Wool Education Trust
Murdoch University
Can nitrogen isotopic fractionation estimate urinary nitrogen excretion in small ruminants?
Hassan Khanaki
Melbourne University
Prolonged heat stress lasting longer than 3 weeks can negatively impact sheep physiology and growth performance
Aleena Joy
University of Melbourne
Refining ewe body condition score for region, season, breed and responsiveness
Amy Bates
Charles Sturt University
Administration of low and high doses of heparin causes changes in plasma non-esterified fatty acid (NEFA) concentration in Merino and Terminal sired lambs
Dr Sarah Stewart
Murdoch University
Effect of isoquinoline alkaloids and betaine supplementation on haematological properties and betaine distribution of heat stress pigs
Hieu Huu Le
University of Melbourne
Rethinking flock age structures whilst accounting for within flock selection
Jessica Richards
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Effects of soluble protein to insoluble protein ratios in low nitrogen diet on growth performance and nitrogen metabolism of fattening Hu sheep
Zhenbin Zhang
Yangzhou University
A method for low stress, large volume, serial blood collection of cattle
Dr Chris Petzel
Graham Centre for Agriculture Innovation
1515-1715 Networking & Nibbles (optional) – This is a ticketed event (please purchase your ticket prior to arrival in Fremantle)

Wednesday 3 February 2021 | Production Efficiency & Global Food Security

0700-0730 Registration Open – Southern Cross Lobby
PLENARY SESSION – Pleiades/Orion Rooms, brought to you by
Chair: Sarah Blumer
0730-0735 Welcome
0735-0805

Barnett Memorial Lecture

Ensuring new technologies such as virtual fencing are welfare-friendly

Dr Caroline Lee
CSIRO

0805-0835

Stobbs Memorial Lecture

Dr Hayley Norman
CSIRO

0835-0900

Presentations of Hall of Fame & Life Members

Michael Campbell

0900-0905 Launch 2022 Conference
0905-0915 Short Break – move rooms
0915- 1000 CONCURRENT SESSION 
09.15 – 10.00 #11  Animal Welfare & Monitoring
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Teresa Collins
brought to you by
#12 Meat Quality & Human Health
Rottnest Room
Chair: Claire Payne
#13  Reproduction
Carnac/Garden Rooms
Chair: Dr Sue Hatcher
Influences of enrichment on feedlot cattle behaviour and productivity
Dr Emma Dunston-Clarke
Murdoch University
Selection for increased visual muscling increases carcass leanness without compromising predicted Meat Standards Australia eating-quality index
Dr Brad Walmsley
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Preliminary analysis of the colostrum quality curve in Merino ewes
Bianca Agenbag
University of Adelaide
Leadership and Social Facilitation of a Virtual Fence in Beef Cattle
Dr Hamideh Keshavarzi
CSIRO
Prediction of eating quality of lamb loin using Raman Spectroscopic technologies
Dr Stephanie Fowler
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Impacts of a heavier live weight at breeding on the morphology of mammary glands of non-dairy ewe lambs
Emmanuelle Haslin
Massey University
Pain in response to mulesing Merino lambs can be detected through facial action units, activity and time spent with dam
Dr Serina Hancock
Murdoch University
Relationship between animal age and meat tenderness using survival analysis
Dr Tharcilla Alvarenge
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Observations of Merino ewe parturition behaviour and lamb survival
Dr Alyce Swinbourne
University of Adelaide
The effect of shade on GPS collar-recorded temperature and grazing behaviour of heifers during summer in the Barkly Tableland, Northern Territory
Dr Kieren McCosker
NT Department of Primary Industries
Networking groups (online or in-room) Puberty in north-Australian tropically-adapted beef heifers
Dr Shannon Landmark
QAAAFI
1000-1030 MORNING TEA + EXHIBITION | Southern Cross Lobby
1030-1200 CONCURRENT SESSION
1030 – 1200 #14 Welfare, behaviour and animal monitoring
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Dominique Blache
brought to you by
#15 Reproduction
Rottnest Room
Chair: Emeritus Professor Graeme Martin
#16 Meat Quality & Human Health
Carnac/Garden Rooms
Chair: Rachel O’Reilly
Introduction Introduction Introduction
Live Export and Independent Observer Reporting: Are reporting timeframes relevant for innovation and change?
Brendan Doyle
University of New England

Is there genetic variation in foetal loss after pregnancy scanning in sheep?
Dr Daniel Brown
University of New England
Effects of ageing method (dry vs wet), time, and animal factors on moisture loss in mutton loin
Melindee Hastie
University of Melbourne
Electroencephalography as a method to distinguish between pain and anaesthetic intervention in conscious lambs undergoing castration
Charissa Harris
University of Sydney
Identifying calving location preferences of cows and first calf heifers using GPS technology
Eleanor Fordyce
Northern Territory Government
The relationship between aged beef intramuscular fat content and Australian consumer rankings for juiciness
Dr Benjamin W.B. Holman
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Across flock predictions of the behaviours of grazing sheep using ear and jaw mounted accelerometers
Ian Harris
Nextgen Agri
Exogenous melatonin extends the ram breeding season and increases testicular function in seasonal and non-seasonal sheep breeds
Kelsey Pool
University of Western Australia
Fatty acid profile has no effect on consumer eating quality scores of lamb
Claire Payne
Murdoch University
Stockpersons’ attitudes towards animal welfare within the livestock export industry
Dr Renee Willis
Murdoch University
Breeding to Produce High Clean Fleece Weight Decreases Fat Reserves In Pregnant And Lactating Merino Ewes And Is Likely To Reduce Their Reproductive Success
Dr Taya Clarke
Westpork
Prediction of marbling in Wagyu crossbred steers from crush data and metabolomics using machine learning
Samantha Connolly
University of Sydney
Developing a self-medication strategy for practical delivery of long-lasting analgesia to cattle
Dr Dominique Van Der Saag
University of Sydney
Effects of stabilising oxidative balance through dietary additives on growth performance, antioxidant metabolites and fertility factors in fast growing tropically adapted bulls
Matthew Bekker
Novus
Increased muscling and one copy of the 821 del11 myostatin mutation did not reduce meat quality in Angus steers
Dr Linda Cafe
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Driving smallholder farm practice change in Pakistan through an extension supported calf-rearing competition
Muhammad Aijaz
University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore
Networking groups (online or in-room) Networking groups (online or in-room)
Student Video Presentations Student Video Presentations Student Video Presentations
1200-1300 LUNCH + EXHIBITION | Southern Cross Lobby
1300-1425 CONCURRENT SESSION
1300-1425 #17 Technology and the future of animal science
Pleiades/Orion Rooms
Chair: Dr Paul Greenwood
#18 Feedlot management
Rottnest Room
Chair: Mandy Curnow
#19 Ruminant nutrition
Carnac/Garden Rooms
Chair: Professor Phil Vercoe
Student Video Presentations (finalists and winners) Student Video Presentations (finalists and winners) Student Video Presentations (finalists and winners)
Pasture yield and disappearance mapping to enhance grazing efficiency
Dr Flavio Alvarenga
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Lamb feedlot cross sectional study: Current practices in the Australian lamb feedlot
Thomas Keogh
Charles Sturt University
The economics of molasses production feeding in the Northern Gulf region of Queensland
Eloise Moir
Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Evaluation of a birthing sensor system to remotely identify calving
Tim Schatz
NT Department of Primary Industries
Effects of rumen modifier management on feedlot performance and carcass attributes of steers
Abigail Nortrup
University of New England
Changes in mixed microbial inoculums to prevent the toxic side-effects in cattle grazing new varieties of Leucaena
Diane Ouwerkerk
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Using remote monitoring technologies to understand risk factors of calf mortality in Northern Australian Beef Cattle
Christie Pearson
University of Sydney
Effects of grain processing on the performance of mixed-sex, crossbred weaner lambs in a feedlot
Sabrina Meurs
Charles Sturt University
The potential to increase beef production in tropical northern Australia by including Desmanthus cv JCU 2 in a buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) dominant pasture
Dr Glen Walker
James Cook University
Understanding maternal Merino sheep resilience to stress using wool hormone monitoring, epigenetics and Smart tags
Dr Edward Narayan
University of Queensland
Nutritional management of lambs prior to feedlot entry can effect feedlot growth rate
Thomas Keogh
Charles Sturt University
Responses to varying inclusion levels of canola meal as a grass-fed supplement for weaner calves
Emma Lynch
Charles Sturt University
GPS cows: Showcasing and educating high school teachers on agri-tech tools and systems
Dr Amy Cosby, Dr Jaime Manning
CQ University
Industry perceptions of health issues in containment-fed ewes
Professor Michael Friend
Charles Sturt University
Sheep productivity in the tropics: Finding the limits by a meta-analytic approach
Dr Tiago Silva
University of New England
Observations from remote birthing sensor data on the time of day that calving commences
Tim Schatz
NT Department of Primary Industries
An investigation into the interaction of bedding application rates and air flows on positional behaviour of beef cattle
Ifa Nahrifa Hanafi
University of New England
Molasses-based lick blocks for delivering probiotics to cattle
Liyi Pan
University of Queensland
Precision feeding: The future face of Australian chicken-meat production?
Dr Amy Moss
University of New England
Investigating variation in distance travelled by sheep grazing ad libitum pasture
Dr Tricia Johnson
Agresearch
1425-1435 Move to closing plenary
PLENARY SESSION – Pleiades/Orion Rooms
1435 – 1445 Student Video Competition winners announced
1445 – 15.10

Closing Keynote & Conference Close 

Emeritus Professor David Pethick
Food Futures Institute, Murdoch University

AG Institute Australia members will earn 5 CPD points per day.

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