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.