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Research Thesis Topic

Development of Precision Livestock Farming Tools

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Development of Precision Livestock Farming Tools


This project aims to develop a number of subsystems as part of a Precision Livestock Farming (PLF) system being developed to improve production efficiency. Principal components of precision farming are the accurate real time yield/performance monitoring and control systems. The emergence and on-going research/development into new real-time sensing technologies and data acquisition systems are primarily focused on improving the accuracy and reliability of these systems. However, considering the diverse range of on-farm environmental variables requiring monitoring and control, their integration and a sound decision making process based on all these variables still remains a challenge. This project will enable students to develop a number of subsystems in the areas of real-time data acquisition, analysis, decision making, environmental and other on-farm control systems. This project area presents opportunities to work in cross-disciplinary application areas of mechatronic engineering and electrical, electronic and computer engineering. The specific focus of project/s undertaken will be determined by negotiation as appropriate to each student’s major and interests.

Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • Institute for Agriculture and the Environment
  • National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture
  • School of Engineering and Built Environment

Field of Research
  • Animal Production

Available Academic Programs
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (DPHD)
  • Master of Research (MRES)

Application Open Date

Application Close Date

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics

Admission Requirements

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