School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Biological Sciences| Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Professor Dave Swain, Dr. Thomas Williams
Doctor of Philosophy

Research Details

Thesis Name

Automated phenotyping and precision livestock technologies

Thesis Abstract

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.


International Excellence Award


Meat and Livestock Australia