Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Current Projects

  • Assessing a commercial mineral supplement for improving fertility, lamb survival and
    weaner growth rates in sheep
  • Remote monitoring of livestock to improve on-farm decision making
  • Improving the efficiency of lamb production in Australia

Completed Projects

TitleResearchers Additional Information

Lifting the Limits: best practice worm control in prime lamb flocks

  Please see link to the project report;
Lifting the Limits: best practice worm control in prime lamb flocks

Step changes in Meat Production Systems from Dual-Purpose Crops in
the Feedbase

Shawn McGrath, Andrew Moore,
Cesar Pinares-Patino, Scott McDonald, Richard Simpson, John Kirkegaard, Michael Friend, Susan Street, Graeme Sandral, Ralph Behrendt, Margaret Raeside and Jonathon Tocker
MLA funded project; collaboration between CSIRO, Charles Sturt University, and Victorian Department of Primary Industries. Fred Morley Centre engaged to compile final report and draft key research papers.
Please see link to;

Supplementation of lambs grazing lucerne

Matthew Champness, Shawn McGrath and
Jeff McCormick
Does supplementation with salt and/or barley improve growth rates of lambs grazing lucerne?
Please see link to;

Supplementation of pregnant ewes with 25-hydroxyviatmin D3

Shawn McGrath, Marie Bhanugopan, Joe McGrath, Gordon Refshauge, Bruce Allworth and Michael Friend
Assessing the effect of a Vitamin D supplement in late pregnancy on ewe mineral status and lamb production.
Please see link to;

Growth rates and carcase characteristics of lambs fed commercial
pellets or grain during the finishing phase

Shawn McGrath and Bruce Allworth  

Beef cattle trials on drench resistance and production benefits related
to winter drenching

Brad Goonan, Bruce Allworth, Rob Woodgate
and Shawn McGrath
 

Grazing cattle on dual-purpose crops

Jeff McCormick, John Paulet and
Shawn McGrath
Pilot trials assessing live weight gain of weaners grazing wheat and canola.
Please see link to;
2019 Graham Centre Livestock Proceedings

Managing metabolic disorders in pregnant ewes to improve ewe and
lamb survival

Michael Friend, Marie Bhanugopan, Shawn McGrath,
Forough Ataollahi, Sam Scarlett,
Janelle Hocking Edwards, Emma Windslow, Serina Hancock, Andrew Thompson, David Masters and Gordon Refshauge
Please see link to;
Managing metabolic disorders in pregnant ewes to improve ewe and lamb survival

Does vaccination with Bovilis MH + IBR on farm temporarily reduce
steer growth rates?

Fauve Buckley, Bruce Allworth and Shawn McGrath Please see link to;
2019 Graham Centre Livestock Proceedings

Mineral supplementation of late-lactation ewes grazing barley

Forough Ataollahi, Marie Bhanugopan and
Shawn McGrath
 

Campylobacter vaccination in sheep

  

Feeding silage to ewes over joining

  

Feeding lupins to ewes over joining

  

Assessing perinatal lamb losses

  

Developing models in AusFarm to assess conditions under which
ultrasound pregnancy scanning and the percentage of lucerne on a
farm are most profitable