Rare opportunity for aspiring dairy researchers

Niall Blair

Dairy UP – the $16m project to unlock the potential of the NSW dairy industry – is calling for candidates for nine PhD projects, creating a rare opportunity for aspiring dairy researchers.

Dairy UP program leader, Professor Yani Garcia said the candidates would be supervised by world-leading researchers from the Dairy UP team.

“There’s a range of topics, but the common theme is using innovative technologies to collect close-to-real-time data to better monitor and improve pastures, dairy cattle, crops or the management system.

“The projects use cutting-edge science to explore real-world challenges and deliver solutions that will make a tangible difference on farm,” he said.

Scholarships are available for eligible students with the relevant academic qualifications. The team is keen to get the projects underway quickly so anyone interested should follow up quickly. For more information, visit https://www.dairyup.com.au/phd-opportunities/

About Dairy Up:
The collaborative program aims to help farmers increase productivity and profitability, de-risk the dairy industry and develop new markets. In addition to addressing current issues for the NSW dairy industry, Dairy UP aims to bring a rejuvenation of research and development for the future of the dairy industry. The collaboration has strong and broad support including through Local Land Services, NSW Farmers, Dairy Connect, Dairy NSW, and the private sector (Norco, Leppington Pastoral Co, Australian Fresh Milk Holding), in addition to the four delivering agencies (Dairy Research Foundation, NSW Department of Primary Industries, Scibus and Dairy Australia).

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