Australian cows and calves Photo by Derek Bailey
Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University department of animal and range sciences, was awarded a Fulbright Senior Scholarship to conduct collaborative research in Australia. The research at Central Queensland University in Rockhampton, Australia, will focus on precision livestock management and will investigate the potential for real-time tracking to identify disease and other cattle and sheep welfare concerns. These cows in Queensland watch over their calves.

GPS tracking helps manage range livestock, ensure animal welfare

Researchers in New Mexico and Australia collaborating on ways to help ranchers better manage livestock and improve animal welfare through work on real-time GPS tracking of livestock.

Ranchers in the western U.S. and in Australia face a major challenge: ensuring animal welfare on a substantial amount of rangeland.

It is difficult and expensive to manage livestock on vast rangeland. Derek Bailey, professor in the New Mexico State University department of animal and range sciences, is working to find ways to help these ranchers better manage their livestock and improve animal welfare.

His efforts include collaborating with researchers in Australia, where the

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