My agriculture journey in Rockhampton, Beef Capital of Australia

Ruby Hubbard

My name is Ruby Hubbard and I am currently studying a Bachelor of Agriculture at CQUni in Rockhampton, which I will complete in 2019.

After leaving school in 2014, I went to a university in Brisbane to study nursing. After 6 months of persevering with the degree, I finally concluded that it wasn’t for me – what a relief that was. I took the rest of the year off, to work and decide what I wanted to do, and this brought me to CQUni in Rockhampton. Continue reading My agriculture journey in Rockhampton, Beef Capital of Australia

Empowering producers through precision livestock management research

Dave Swain - Featured image

The challenge facing the North Australian beef industry remains the same as it did a century ago: identifying superior genetics which can thrive in harsh and remote environmental conditions, with limited human intervention.

CQUniversity’s Precision Livestock Management (PLM) team is making that happen. Recognised as the national leader in the field of tropical livestock research and based in the Beef Capital of Rockhampton, our PLM research team is leading the way in the development of automated livestock management systems designed to provide graziers with all the information they need without leaving the homestead. Continue reading Empowering producers through precision livestock management research

Find my beef

Mark Trotter

Imagine a world where producers can know exactly where their livestock are in real time without leaving the homestead? Well, this is now possible with GPS tracking technology and behavioural monitoring sensors. These sensors know exactly where an animal is and how it is behaving, and have abundant applications for producers, from simply detecting if an animal has escaped from a paddock through to more complex behavioural modelling which can detect if a cow is about to calve, is being chased by dogs, or is suffering from disease. Continue reading Find my beef