NDC Presentations - Research
"I would like to see more of the research work results shared with farmers" and "Could we get DA or CRC to send PHD Students out to the regions to let farmers know what work they are doing?" were some of the comments after hearing presentations from young scientists and researchers, working in our industry.
There was an overview of the Dairy Futures CRC projects followed by "Separating X & Y bearing sperm" (Tamara Leahy, UQ), "Effect of Heat Load on Cow Comfort" (Jarrod Lees, UQ), "Sugar and starch content of pastures" (Helen Golder, Uni of Sydney) and "When sperm meets egg... a successful rendezvous requires perfect timing" (Carl Hockey, vet).
These presentations provided just a taste of what is happening in dairy research to provide options and opportunities for the future.
Dr Carl Hockey - Consultant Rural Vet
When sperm meets egg...a successful rendezvous requires perfect timing
Carl Hockey is a livestock Veterinarian and research scientist with practical and academic experience in animal health and livestock production systems with a strong focus on cattle Reproduction.
Helen Golder - University of Sydney
Sugar Content of pasture and acidosis in cattle
Helen is currently undertaking the second year of a PhD jointly with The University of Sydney and the ruminant research and consultancy agency, SBScibus based at Camden. Her project focuses on the effects of carbohydrates and histidine on subacute acidosis at the metabolic level in dairy cattle.
Mr Jarod Lees - University of Queensland
The effect of heat load on cow comfort and the potential losses in production
Jarrod has just completed the first year of his PhD for which he is investigating the effects of heat load on dairy cows in a subtropical environment.