The Dairy Research Foundation was proud to showcase the talents of Australia’s emerging dairy scientists at the 2019 event, held at Cedar Grove. Their presentations were key to our Farm Day program and all presenters were paired with a senior consultant or scientist to create a highly interactive series of discussions.
The intent behind this annual initiative is to offer an opportunity for professional development for these emerging scientists. The program is in the form of a competition, where we ask the audience, to assess the quality, relevance and interest of each presentation – with the audience scores combined to determine a winner. We encourage full audience participation to support our next generation of dairy scientists. The winner is announced at the conclusion of the Farm Day.

This Year’s winners were:
John Gardenier – Best presentationAutomatic lameness scoring with 3D sensors
Patricia Colusso – Runner upIndividual and herd learning of a virtual fence
Kieran Ison – Best abstractThe dairy cows buffet: leaves, leaves and more leaves! how to boost intake in your grazing herd

For a copy of the Emerging Scientists’ abstracts please click here

From Right to Left: John Gardenier, Patricia Colusso and Kieran Ison