In extensive cattle production systems, there is a need for greater amounts of data to inform decision-making. IoT devices offer a solution to precision livestock management. Such technologies can be used to capture phenotypic production data. The capture, analysis and evaluation of these data can accelerate genetic progression and overall production and industry performance.
Why my research is important/Impacts
Walk-over-weigh and automated phenotyping technologies can provide high volumes of useful data that can be incorporated into genetic evaluation platforms. The development of these technologies will progress genetic gains in the Northern beef industry, improving welfare and production outcomes. In addition, this project will develop a suite of extension tools that can be used to evaluate the benefits of genetic selection to boost producer uptake.
Meat and Livestock Australia