To be held from 10am on Friday, 10 December 2010, the event is an opportunity for livestock producers and interested members of the general public to learn about CSIRO’s research on:
- Productivity and product quality in the Australian sheep and cattle industries
- Advanced reproductive technologies
- Parasite control
- Animal physiology, behaviour and welfare
- Technologies to measure greenhouse gas emissions from grazing animals.
It will also be an opportunity to find out more about the research CSIRO undertakes at other sites across the country to support Australia’s animal industries.
The morning session of the Open Day will feature presentations by Professor Alan Bell, Chief of CSIRO’s Division of Livestock Industries, and Dr Martyn Jeggo, Director of CSIRO’s Australian Animal Health Laboratory in Geelong, Victoria.
Visitors will then be able to enjoy lunch while networking with scientists, local representatives and producers.
The afternoon program offers exhibits, tours and ‘hands-on’ science experiences to demonstrate the various activities that take place at the laboratory and its surrounding prime grazing land. Visitors can join guided tours in small groups, starting at 1.30 pm.
While CSIRO staff will be available to offer advice to prospective students and others interested in a science career, a separate event for school children will be held early next year.
The FD Open Day will start at 10.00 am and finish at 4.00 pm on Friday 10 December.
Registration is ESSENTIAL for catering purposes. Those wishing to attend need to either email Lyn.Burton@csiro.au or phone 02 6776 1301 during office hours to book their place. There will be no charge.
CSIRO's FD McMaster Laboratory is located on the New England Highway, 16 kilometres south of Armidale.