Dr Cameron Clark joins FutureDairy team

Mar 3, 2012

 Dr Cameron Clark has joined the FutureDairy’s automatic milking team.
FutureDairy – the project that brought robotic milking systems to Australia – has appointed Dr Cameron Clark as a senior research fellow. With a farming systems background, he will join the automatic milking team. Dr Clark will be involved in research into the use of forages to increase the volume of home-grown grazable feed within an automatic milking system (AMS). This is increasingly important as robotic milking units are now being installed on farms with larger herd sizes. He will also assist project leader, Dr Kendra Kerrisk in providing support for farmers during the decision making process and in the early stages after installing an automatic milking system. Having worked for both the New Zealand and Australian dairy industries, Dr Clark is delighted to be involved in this exciting field. “Automatic milking involves significant changes to the farming system, especially feeding management. It is a great opportunity to apply my skills in farming systems to automatic milking which has the potential to make such a difference to dairy farming – from both a lifestyle and business perspective,” Dr Clark said.  

For more information, contact Dr Kendra Kerrisk, FutureDairy project leader ph 0428 101 372, email kendra.kerrisk@sydney.edu.au or www.futuredairy.com.au

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Information for media
FutureDairy is a national research project for the Australian dairy industry, aimed at addressing the challenges likely to occur in the next 20 years. FutureDairy’s major sponsors are Dairy Australia, DeLaval and DPI NSW and the University of Sydney.
Project leader: Dr Kendra Kerrisk 0428 101 372 E kendra.kerrisk@sydney.edu.au

Media contact: This media has been released by Monks Communication on behalf of the FutureDairy project.
Lee-Ann Monks ph 07 5450 0946 or 0419 349 244 email: media_releases@monkscom.com.au.
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