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Sheep behaviour and physiology study is a world first

WESTERN Sydney University researchers are leading a world-first study that will trial the application of smart technology to monitor behaviour, in combination with physiological changes, in Merino sheep reproduction.

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 A new study is using smart technology and remote monitoring in Merino sheep. Image Mark Saunders.

A new study is using smart technology and remote monitoring in Merino sheep. Image Mark Saunders.

The study will remotely monitor the effects of shearing on sheep behaviour using the smart tag technology developed by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI). In particular, the monitoring will focus on shearing...

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