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Alistair Corr, 2019 Scholar

Alistair Corr, 2019 Scholar

Alistair Corr, a cattle producer from Moura, Queensland, receives a Scholarship through his Northern Pastoral Scholarship, supported collectively by Australian Agricultural Company, Consolidated Pastoral Company, Elders, North Australian Pastoral Company and S. Kidman & Co.

A desire to investigate the correlation between better animal wellbeing and objective, measurable production traits will see Alistair use his Nuffield Scholarship to research the effect that a range of wellbeing factors before, during and after transport can have on the production value of cattle.

Alistair manages a 12,100 hectare corporate aggregation turning off around 1,200 steers and 1,000 heifers each year, as well as running his private herd of around 250 cattle. As both the owner of a small scale trading operation and manager of a large intensive grazing, backgrounding and breeding business, Alistair sees huge potential for productivity and wellbeing outcomes to improve simultaneously.

“The measures that producers take to look after their animals are rarely discussed and there have been few attempts to quantify the benefits of better welfare practices,” Alistair said.

“By researching international best practice and objectively quantifying the benefits of animal wellbeing in terms of weight, fertility, or productivity, we can have a more structured and robust discussion around how to improve animal wellbeing outcomes and make a clear case for the benefits of doing so.”

Seeking to learn more about both subjective and objective animal wellbeing assessments, Alistair will travel throughout Western Europe, where livestock producers operate in a well-developed animal wellbeing framework, and then across North America, Canada and South America where he will explore the data driven feedlot industries.

Alistair Corr

Phone: 0429 962 150

Email: wirranda1@bigpond.com

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Alistair Corr is supported by the Northern Pastoral Scholarship.

Website: https://www.napco.com.au

 

 

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