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Researcher: Miller, DR (Dr Dale Miller)

Fields of Research

Animal nutrition
Animal reproduction and breeding
Crop and pasture production
Animal management
Animal growth and development
Agronomy
Agricultural spatial analysis and modelling
Animal production
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Natural resource management

Research Objectives

Dairy cattle
Sheep for meat
Environmentally sustainable animal production
Sheep for wool
Wheat
Environmentally sustainable plant production
Beef cattle
Non-cereal crops (non-cereal crops for hay/silage/green feed)
Animal welfare

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A study of exogenous enzyme supplementation of ruminants fed grain based diets. PhD Thesis, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland. 259p
An in vitro assay of the degradative activity of a fibrolytic enzyme against various feed substrates
Effects of an exogenous enzyme, Roxazyme (R) G2 Liquid, on milk production in pasture fed dairy cows; Animal Feed Science Technology
Effects of an exogenous enzyme, Roxazyme (R) G2, on intake, digestion and utilisation of sorghum and barley grain-based diets by beef steers; Animal Feed Science Technology
Effects of an exogenous enzyme, Roxazymeo (R) G2 liquid, on digestion and utilisation of barley and sorghum grain-based diets by ewe lambs; Animal Feed Science and Technology
Environmental factors affecting the profitability of Tasmanian beef production; Ecological Society of Australia Annual Conference
Management of irrigated dual-purpose winter wheat for grazing and grain
Measurement of an indicator of sheep temperament based on recording movement within a commercial weighing crate; International Journal of Sheep and Wool Science
Metabolic maturity at birth and neonate lamb survival and growth. I. The effects of maternal low dose dexamethasone treatment as two time points in late gestation; Joint Annual Meeting ADSA, CSAS, ASAS 2009
Metabolic maturity at birth and neonate lamb survival and growth. II. Association among maternal factors, litter type, lamb birth weight, plasma metabolic and endocrine factors, lamb survival and behavior; Joint Annual Meeting ADSA, CSAS, ASAS 2009
Metabolic maturity at birth and neonate lamb survival and growth. III. Association among pre-suckling plasma metabolic and endocrine factors and lamb growth to weaning; Joint Annual Meeting ADSA, CSAS, ASAS 2009
Metabolic maturity at birth and neonate lamb survival and growth: The effects of maternal low dose dexamethasone treatment╣; Journal of Animal Science
Metabolic maturity at birth and neonate lamb survival: Association among maternal factors, litter size, lamb birth weight, and plasma metabolic and endocrine factors on survival and behavior; Journal of Animal Science
Neuroendocrine and physiological regulation of intake with particular reference to domesticated ruminant animals ; Nutrition Research Reviews
Neuroendocrine controllers of intake in dairy cows; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium: Meeting the Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairying
Red Meat Targets Joint MLA/TIAR Senior Research position in Meat Production Systems
Red Meat Targets: Grazing Management of Dual-purpose Winter Wheat under Irrigation
Testing Simulation Programs at Farm and Regional Scale in Tasmania
The effect of fibrolytic enzyme supplementation on protozoal populations in beef cattle fed high grain diets
The influence of end-grazing forage residual and grazing management on lamb growth performance and crop yield from irrigated dual-purpose winter wheat; Australian Society of Animal Production Conference
Validation of an algorithm for real-time measurement of sheep activity in confinement by recording movement within a commercial weighing crate; Applied Animal Behaviour Science
Winter Cereal Crop Grazing Systems; Grains Research Update
Winter cereal crop grazing systems

Research Projects

Grazing Management of Dual-Purpose Winter Wheat Under Irrigation; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Improving the Utilization of Red Wheat by Lactating Dairy Cows; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Investigation of Dual Fodder and Grain Crop Options for Farming Systems in Tasmania; Grain & Graze (GG)
Joint MLA/TIAR Senior Research Position in Meat Production Systems; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
Testing Simulation Programs at Farm and Regional Scale in Tasmania; Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

Research Candidate Supervision

Integrating Financial and Environmental Data to Improve Farm Business Performance- An Exploratory Analysis of the Tasmanian Beef Industry