Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Dr David Falepau

Dr David Falepau

BAppSc (Syst Agric) Hons (UWS), PhD (UWS)

  • Position
    Professor Agricultural Business Management, School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences
  • Campus
    campus
  • Location
    Charles Sturt University, Locked Bag 588, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2678, Australia
  • Phone/Fax
    work02 6933 2566
  • Email

David has 30 years experience in Agricultural Value Chains from various public and private sector management and national R&D leadership positions. David has worked across all sectors of the value chain from “paddock to plate” at industry and enterprise levels.

Prior to his tertiary education, David spent 10 years in sheep, beef and deer farming and live export in New Zealand and Australia. Following university, he led a semi-arid zone livestock production system research program for the QDPI.

David has managed various on and off farm R&D programs for Meat & Livestock Australia including the Southern Beef and Goat R,D&E portfolios and has provided multi-disciplinary agricultural and environmental consultancy services to agribusinesses across southern Australia.

Immediately prior to joining CSU, David spent 2 years in Africa as Chief Executive Officer, restructuring a State Owned Enterprise processing and exporting beef to the EU.

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  • Agribusiness management
  • Livestock production systems
  • Extension and rural development
  • Value and supply chain management

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  • Farmer decision support
  • Systems thinking
  • Innovation
  • Rural development

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Mulley RC, Falepau DF, Flesch JS and Wiklund E (2010). Rate of blood loss and timing of exsanguination on prevalence of ecchymosis in fallow deer (Dama dama). Meat Science, 85(1):21-5.

Mulley RC, Wiklund E and Falepau DF (2008). Indicators for early detection of ecchymosis (blood splash) in fallow deer carcasses. Proc. NZ Soc. Anim. Prod. 68: 178-182.

Falepau DF and Mulley RC (1998). Effect of slaughter technique and animal sex on the incidence of ecchymosis (blood splash) in fallow deer (Dama dama). Proceedings of the 4th International Deer Biology Congress, 30 June - 4 July, Kaposvar, Ungheria, 307-309.

Falepau D (2005). Perennial Pastures Reap Reward and Profit.  MLA Prograzier, Summer 2005.

Falepau D (2005). Understanding the adoption process. Moving from research to industry adoption. NSW Department of Primary Industries and CRC for Cattle and Beef Quality Conference, Quality Resort Nautilus, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, 3-5 May 2005.  NSW Department of Primary Industries.

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