Livestock Tracking and On-Animal Sensors

School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Associate Professor Mark Trotter
Dr Jaime Manning


Be part of Northern Australia's agricultural innovator, the Institute for Future Farming Systems - a world-leader in delivering practical solutions which are bolstering the productivity, profitability and sustainability of the livestock sector. Our Precision Livestock Management team is recognised internationally for its work in the field of sensor and data-driven livestock research. Our area of speciality is testing new and emerging technologies to improve on-farm welfare, profitability and productivity outcomes. On-animal sensors can help identify health and welfare problems before major issues arise; understand complex animal-environment interactions; and improve production outcomes through the use of algorithms to interpret the issues facing Australian producers. Consequently, our research projects vary, but always feature a strong mix of both theory and practical skills to investigate problems and solve on-farm issues. If you are passionate about research that has a direct and positive impact on farm, and are interested in animal behaviour, understanding animal interactions, welfare, new and emerging technologies or data handling and behavioural algorithm modelling, please make contact with us about potential research opportunities (honours, masters and PhD).

Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences| Technology
On-animal sensors, Precision livestock management
By Negotiation| Emerald| Rockhampton


This project is associated with the International Engaged Research Scholarship, which offers a 20% reduction in tuition fees for eligible international students.

Other special notes

Funding is also provided by CQUniversity to support research higher degree student project costs, and to support national and international conference presentations. This includes:

For masters by research candidates:

  • up to $4,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $3,000 for Candidate Travel Support

For doctoral candidates:

  • up to $6,000 in Candidate Support Funds
  • up to $4,500 for Conference Travel Support