David Cottle has worked in tertiary education at Charles Sturt University, Lincoln University, New Zealand, and the University of New South Wales. He was a Division Manager at the Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand from 1998 to 2003. He returned to Australia in 2003 to take up the Chair of Sheep and Wool Science at the University of New England and was the Education Program Leader in the Sheep CRC until 2007, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning from 2006 to 2008 and Deputy Chair of Academic Board from 2008 to 2010. His research interests include feed use efficiency in grazing sheep and cattle. He is working with Proway Livestock and Sapien Technology to develop multi-bin feed systems that control and record individual animal supplement intakes and can be used to estimate pasture intake. Lewis Kahn is a partner in Agricultural Information and Monitoring Services which provides independent consulting services to improve the productivity of the livestock industry and the natural resource condition of grazing lands. Lewis thinks in terms of agricultural systems with a focus on grazing and pasture management, livestock nutrition and health and industry strategic planning. He is also an Associate Professor in Animal Science, University of New England investigating issues to improve the health, reproductive success and grazing management of sheep and beef cattle.
It is essential reading for someone with beef cattle or those interested in starting a beef enterprise. --Grass Roots, June/July 2014