Track 1-09: Adoption of Precision Management to Improve Efficiency of Grassland-Based Livestock Production

The 22rd International Grassland Congress (Revitalising Grasslands to Sustain Our Communities) took place in Sydney, Australia from September 15 through September 19, 2013.
Proceedings Editors: David L. Michalk, Geoffrey D. Millar, Warwick B. Badgery, and Kim M. Broadfoot
Publisher: New South Wales Department of Primary Industry, Kite St., Orange New South Wales, Australia

22nd International Grassland Congress Theme 1:
Improving Production Efficiency to Revitalise Grasslands:
Livestock Production from Grasslands:
Adoption of Precision Management to Improve Efficiency of Grassland-Based Livestock Production

Opportunities for Improving Livestock Production with e-Management Systems

Dave L. Swain, Central Queensland University, Australia
Rebecca N. Handcock, CSIRO, Australia
Greg J. Bishop-Hurley, CSIRO, Australia
Don Menzies, Central Queensland University, Australia

Case Studies which Demonstrate the Financial Viability of Precision Dairy Farming

Ian Yule, Massey University, New Zealand
Hayden Lawrence, Niaruo Dairies, New Zealand
Craige Mackenzie, Three Spring Dairies Ltd., New Zealand
Carolyn Hedley, Landcare Research, New Zealand
Miles Grafton, Ravensdown Fertiliser Ltd., New Zealand

Manipulation of the Spatial Grazing Behaviour of Livestock in Extensive Grassland Systems

Derek W. Bailey, New Mexico State University
Mitch B. Stephenson, New Mexico State University
Milton G. Thomas, Colorado State University
Juan F. Medrano, University of California, Davis
Gonzalo Rincon, University of California, Davis

Can Precision Farming Technologies Be Applied to Grazing Management?

S. Mark Rutter, Harper Adams University, UK

Evaluating Rangeland's Grazing Capacity for Livestock and Wild Herbivores Using the Delta Diet Tool and GIS Technology

Sandra A. Santos, EMBRAPA, Brazil
Arnaud L. J. Desbiez, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, UK
Humberto L. Perotto-Baldivieso, Cranfield University, UK
Juliana M. Alvarez, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, UK

Does Targeted Short-Term Grazing of Lucerne Increase Twinning Rates in Unsynchronised Merino Ewes?

Jessica M. Rummery, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Susan M. Robertson, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Belinda J. King, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Michael A. Friend, Charles Sturt University, Australia

Modelling Complex Sheep Systems Using AusFarm

Susan M. Robertson, Charles Sturt University, Australia
Michael A. Friend, Charles Sturt University, Australia

A Technique for Measurement of Cattle Form Using a Trail 3D Digital Camera

Tamaki Kida, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Shigeki Tejima, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Japan
Toshitaka Uchino, Kyushu University, Japan
Fumihiko Tanaka, Kyushu University, Japan

Infrastructure to Improve Beef Business Outcomes in the Queensland Gulf

Kiri C. Broad, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Bernie H. English, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Rebecca A. Gunther, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Emma S. Hegarty, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Joe W. Rolfe, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Australia
Steven G. Bray, Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry, Australia