The use of laser technology to provide new insights into animal behaviour could lead to improved livestock management practices, according to the leader of a Rockhampton-based CSIRO Livestock Industries research group, Dr Dave Swain.
In a recent trial, Livestock and Environment Group researchers used a survey laser to monitor and record the movement of cows and calves around a paddock.
"The laser allowed us to track the animals without physically handling them, so we didnt disrupt their natural behaviour or welfare," Dr Swain says.
Bill Stephens | CSIRO Media
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