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Researcher: Irvine, LD (Ms Lesley Irvine)

Fields of Research

Agro-ecosystem function and prediction
Animal nutrition
Farm management, rural management and agribusiness
Rural sociology
Crop and pasture production
Agricultural economics
Environmental education and extension
Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
Agricultural systems analysis and modelling
Agronomy

Research Objectives

Other animal production and animal primary products
Dairy cattle
Sown pastures (excl. lucerne)
Other education and training
Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences
Industry costs and structure
Production
Pasture, browse and fodder crops
Management and productivity
Learner and learning
Management
Productivity (excl. public sector)

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

Coaching results in improved pasture management practices; The 22nd International Farm Management Association Congress
Comment on Tasmanian issues paper - national drought reform measures
Dairy smart - profitable, resilient and sustainable dairy farmers who possess the skills and information to grow the Tasmanian dairy industry
Dairy Welfare - It Is Your Responsibility
Determining the Effect of a Reduced Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) on the Outcome of the Incidence of Milk Fever in a Milk Fever-Prone Dairy Herd
Empowering farmers for increased resilience in uncertain times; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2014
Empowering farmers for increased resilience in uncertain times; Animal Production Science
Energy Drives King Island Dairy Smart Group
Incorporating data into grazing management decisions: supporting farmer learning; Animal Production Science
Monitoring APC
More On Milk Fever, Tassie Dairy News
Non-acid-base factors are partly responsible for increaseNon-increased urinary calcium excretion when anionic salts are fed; Journal of Dairy Science
Pasture management and extension on Tasmanian dairy farms - who measures up?; Rural extension and innovation systems journal
Pasture measurement data improves timeliness and confidence in grazing management decisions; 2018 Australasian Dairy Science Symposium
Plan Your Reduction in Mastitis
Preventing and Treating Lameness
Preventing Milk Fever
Red wheats vs white wheats - results from a local independent dairy feeding trial; Grains Research Update
Short Communication: Responses to supplemental Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product and triticale grain in dairy cows grazing high-quality pasture in early lactation; Journal of Dairy Science
Tasmanian dairy farmers and the pasture management learning process: case study findings on the role of coaching in achieving practice change; Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal
Tassie Dairy News
The effect of grazing residual control methods on cow intake and milk production in late spring; Australasian Dairy Science Symposium: Meeting the Challenges for Pasture-Based Dairying
TIAR Dairy Information Day

Research Projects

Accelerated calf rearing; DairyTas (DAIRYTAS)
Dairy HIGH - High Integrity Grass-fed Herds; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Dairy on PAR; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Dairy Smart (Phase 2); Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Dairy Smart - Profitable, Resilient and Sustainable Dairy Farmers who Possess the Skills and Information to grow the Tasmanian Dairy Industry; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Determining the Effect of a Reduced Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) on the Outcome of the Incidence of Milk Fever in a Milk Fever-Prone Dairy Herd; DairyTas (DAIRYTAS)
Improving the Utilization of Red Wheat by Lactating Dairy Cows; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Tasmanian Dairy Benchmarking (Dairy Farm Monitor Project) ; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2017-2019; Dairy Australia Limited (DAL)
Tactics for Tight Times Monitor Farms Operation
Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2020-2022

Research Candidate Supervision