Animal welfare is central to meeting the demand for robust, ethical and sustainable animal production systems.
Murdoch Animal Welfare researchers are working with sheep, cattle, pig, and goat industries towards:
- Developing novel objective methods to measure animal welfare in production systems. Read more
- Developing animal welfare benchmarking systems. Read more
- Understanding the effects of environmental and management stress (e.g. thermal, confinement, handling, transport, or social stress) on health and well being of livestock.
- Developing best practice systems for food animal supply chain that promotes welfare and secures high meat quality.
- Understanding key factors influencing lamb survival.
- Develop on-farm strategies to mitigate pain associated with routine husbandry procedures in livestock. Read more
- Developing detection methods for infectious agents and understanding transmission dynamics.
- Understanding animal health issues. Read more
Contact us if you would like any further information on any of these projects: AWResearch@murdoch.edu.au or catch up with our facebook site:
PhD research opportunity on sheep wellbeing
There is an opportunity for a postgraduate to be involved in one of the research themes of the Sheep CRC: On-Farm Remote Sensing of Wellbeing. Invitations will soon be open for PhD scholarships. We are looking for a suitable candidate with at least a 2A Honours in a relevant discipline who would be interested in being involved with research into on-farm sheep behaviour and health remote monitoring. It will involve collaboration between Murdoch University and industry partners, technology companies, and the University of New England. This is a great opportunity for postgraduates interested in the Australian sheep industry.
For more info contact Dr David Miller d.miller@murdoch .edu.au