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Video Precision Sheep Management: video

TLF ID M020774

This is a video (4:09 min) about the University of New England’s Kirby Research Station and how its work with sheep has been transformed by technology, particularly the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag. The video is presented by members of the Enhanced sheep wellbeing and productivity research program and includes scenes of research data being collected using technology. Geoff Hinch and Lucinda Hogan describe how technology allows researchers to locate individual animals and collect and analyse individual sheep data rather than average data about the whole flock. Laura Kemmis shows the technology in action and points out how the extensive data she collects contributes to the welfare of individual animals.

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Educational value
  • Scientific research programs call for careful design and so the video has value for the design and Technologies curriculum. Content descriptions supported by the video include those referring to analysing ways to produce designed solutions through selecting and combining characteristics and properties of systems, components, and equipment in years 7 and 8 and explaining how products (in this case research projects) evolve with consideration of preferred futures and the impact of emerging technologies on design decisions in years 9 and 10.
Year level

7; 8; 9; 10

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  • Name: AgriFood Skills Australia
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  • Video
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