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Ms Felicity Cox
School School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences
Location Charles Sturt University, Orange NSW
Understanding sheep grazing of complex native grasslands to better manage natural resources and production outcomes
Native pastures are an important but poorly understood forage source within the whole-farm feed profile of higher rainfall grazing properties in south-eastern Australia. Producers are faced with the challenge of utilising highly variable landscapes and complex pastures sustainably; by maintaining and improving the pasture, soil, natural resources and animal production.
This thesis will investigate the relationships between grassland structure, animal behaviour, plant species selection and the diet quality and energy intake of grazing sheep.
A greater understanding of the complex interactions between native pastures, sheep grazing and animal performance is essential to the development of more efficient grazing systems.
Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) Postgraduate Research Scholarship
CRC FFI Postgraduate Top-up Scholarship
A W Howard Memorial Research Fellowship