Bachelor in Animal Science (Honours)
Refining ewe body condition score at joining for on region, season, breed and responsiveness.
On farm management practices vary depending on production system and region. Sheep breeds appear to vary in both seasonal productivity and reproductive response to improved nutrition. The current ewe management guidelines have not been broadly tested across different regions, season of joining, breed or responsiveness. This project will interrogate the relevance of the current guidelines and determine if further refinement is required to equip producers with more tailored advice based on production system and region.
Dr Shawn McGrath, Dr Susan Robertson, Professor Bruce Allworth, Dr Gordon Refshauge (Livestock Research Officer, NSW DPI)
New South Wales Department of Primary Industries has been awarded funding by Meat and Livestock Australia through and will be run in collaboration with Charles Sturt University.
Bates, A. L., Howarth, G. S., Currie, K., Purvis, M., Bansemer, M. S., & Stone, D. J. (2017). Growth and nutrient utilisation of greenlip abalone (Haliotis laevigata) fed Ulva sp. protein extract. Journal of Shellfish Research, 36, 755-761.