Sheep CRC

The Data to Decisions CRC is working together with the Sheep CRC to develop a data platform to improve the wellbeing of Australia’s sheep. While many factors can affect the health of sheep, such as access to nutrition or parasite infection, it can be difficult to manage these risks due to the natural variability between each animal within large flocks, and the difficulty in monitoring the condition of individual animals spread out across large properties. In collaboration with companies specialising in on-farm data collection, an automated monitoring platform will be developed to ingest various data sources, apply risk models and produce decision support information for sheep producers. This project will provide a major advance in the ability to use livestock data and information to manage livestock according to their individual wellbeing needs.