Professor of Agriculture, CQUniversity
Dave Swain is recognised nationally as a leader in the field of precision livestock management and has chaired the Northern Australian Beef Research Committee working group for strategic planning in the area of precision livestock management. Throughout his career Dave has been a project leader for more than 10 collaborative research projects including three large European Union international grants. Dave led a $1.5 million federally funded project that explored the opportunity for autonomous cattle control (virtual fencing) to protect riparian areas in extensive grazing systems. As a Principal Research Scientist in CSIRO he was involved in establishing a new capability in precision livestock management (PLM) to address issues associated with livestock environment interactions. The PLM work involved his leadership in developing wireless sensor network capability for livestock research and associated livestock management.