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Title: System and Method for Monitoring the Feeding Practices of Individual Animals in a Grazing Environment
Contributor(s): Cottle, David  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: There is disclosed a method for the management of animals grazing in a pasture, comprising feeding a marker labelled supplement to grazing animals. Monitoring consumption of said marker labelled supplement by said animals to generate supplement consumption data tor said animals. Measuring physical characteristics of said animals to generate physical characteristic data for said animals. Collecting faecal samples from said animals. Analysing said faecal samples, samples of said pasture and said supplement to generate faecal data, pasture data and supplement data and processing Said supplement consumption data, said physical characteristic data and said fecal data, pasture data and supplement data to determine individual animal diet and nutritional information for animal management purposes.
Publication Type: Patent
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 070201 Animal Breeding
070203 Animal Management
070204 Animal Nutrition
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 830310 Sheep - Meat
830301 Beef Cattle
830311 Sheep - Wool
830304 Goats
830302 Dairy Cattle
830307 Minor Livestock (e.g. Alpacas, Ostriches, Crocodiles, Farmed Rabbits)
HERDC Category Description: I1 Patent
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Provisional Number : 2009903912
PCT Number: PCT/AU2010/001054
WIPO Number: WO2011/020145
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School of Environmental and Rural Science

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