Associate Professor Mark Trotter (B.RUSC (Hons), PhD) is a researcher in Precision Livestock at CQU. Mark’s research is all about getting technology working on farms to improve production efficiency, either by increasing production and price or reducing costs. He specialises in on-animal sensing and feed-base monitoring and management. Mark is involved in research that applies on-animal sensors to detect a range of issues such disease detection, life-time welfare monitoring and animal-pasture interactions. Mark is a passionate educator and has taught and developed numerous tertiary units in precision agriculture and grazing systems. He is particularly interested in engaging primary and secondary students in agricultural technology and has been involved in several key projects that deliver learning materials into schools.