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Lesley Irvine

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Lesley Irvine

Team Leader - Dairy Extension

Cradle Coast Campus

+61 3 6430 4961 (phone)

Lesley.Irvine@utas.edu.au

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Fields of Research

  • Agro-ecosystem function and prediction (300402)
  • Animal nutrition (300303)
  • Farm management, rural management and agribusiness (300208)
  • Rural sociology (441003)
  • Crop and pasture production (300499)
  • Agricultural economics (380101)
  • Environmental education and extension (410403)
  • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences (309999)
  • Agricultural systems analysis and modelling (300207)
  • Agronomy (300403)

Research Objectives

  • Other animal production and animal primary products (109999)
  • Dairy cattle (100402)
  • Sown pastures (excl. lucerne) (100505)
  • Other education and training (169999)
  • Expanding knowledge in the agricultural, food and veterinary sciences (280101)
  • Industry costs and structure (150504)
  • Production (150510)
  • Pasture, browse and fodder crops (100599)
  • Learner and learning (160199)
  • Management and productivity (150399)
  • Management (150302)
  • Productivity (excl. public sector) (150304)

Publications

Total publications

23

Journal Article

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Turner L, Irvine L, Kilpatrick S, 'Incorporating data into grazing management decisions: supporting farmer learning', Animal Production Science, 60, (1) pp. 138-142. ISSN 1836-0939 (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN18533 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Turner L; Kilpatrick S

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2017Hall A, Turner L, Irvine L, Kilpatrick S, 'Pasture management and extension on Tasmanian dairy farms - who measures up?', Rural extension and innovation systems journal, 13, (2) pp. 32-40. ISSN 2204-8758 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Hall A; Turner L; Kilpatrick S

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2017Turner L, Irvine L, 'Tasmanian dairy farmers and the pasture management learning process: case study findings on the role of coaching in achieving practice change', Rural Extension and Innovation Systems Journal, 13, (1) pp. 31-40. ISSN 2204-8758 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Turner L

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2015Nettle R, Ayre M, Beilin R, Waller S, Turner L, et al., 'Empowering farmers for increased resilience in uncertain times', Animal Production Science, 55, (7) pp. 843-855. ISSN 1836-0939 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/AN14882 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Turner L; Hall A

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2011Irvine LD, Freeman MJ, Donaghy DJ, Yoon I, Lee G, et al., 'Short Communication: Responses to supplemental Saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation product and triticale grain in dairy cows grazing high-quality pasture in early lactation', Journal of Dairy Science, 94, (6) pp. 3119-3123. ISSN 0022-0302 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3168/jds.2010-3894 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Freeman MJ; Donaghy DJ; Lee G

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2008Irvine LD, Freeman MJ, Donaghy DJ, Roche JR, 'Non-acid-base factors are partly responsible for increaseNon-increased urinary calcium excretion when anionic salts are fed', Journal of Dairy Science, 91, (Supplement 1: ) pp. TH241. ISSN 0022-0302 (2008) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Co-authors: Freeman MJ; Donaghy DJ; Roche JR

Conference Publication

(5 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2019Flight S, Turner L, Jones S, Irvine L, 'Coaching results in improved pasture management practices', IFMA 22 Congress Proceedings, 03-08 March 2019, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 1-13. (2019) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Flight S; Turner L; Jones S

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2018Irvine L, Turner L, 'Pasture measurement data improves timeliness and confidence in grazing management decisions', Proceedings of the 2018 Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 21-23 November 2018, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 12-17. (2018) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Turner L

2014Nettle R, Ayre M, Beilin R, Waller S, Turner L, et al., 'Empowering farmers for increased resilience in uncertain times', Proceedings of the Australasian Dairy Science Symposium 2014, 19-21 November 2014, Hamilton, New Zealand, pp. 40-54. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Turner L; Hall A

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2010Irvine LD, Freeman MJ, Rawnsley RP, 'The effect of grazing residual control methods on cow intake and milk production in late spring', Proceedings of the 4th Australasian Dairy Science Symposium, 31 August - 2 September 2010, Lincoln, New Zealand, pp. 195-198. ISBN 9780864762306 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Freeman MJ; Rawnsley RP

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2009McNeill DM, Freeman MJ, Irvine LD, Dean GJ, Leury BJ, et al., 'Red wheats vs white wheats - results from a local independent dairy feeding trial', Invited paper presented at the 2009 Grain Research Development Corporation (GRDC) Grains Research Updates program for higher rainfall growers : Profitable stockfeed grains in Tasmania, 24th July 2009, Hadspen, Tasmania, pp. 19-24. (2009) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: McNeill DM; Freeman MJ; Dean GJ

Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Irvine LD, 'Dairy smart - profitable, resilient and sustainable dairy farmers who possess the skills and information to grow the Tasmanian dairy industry', Dairy Australia Limited, Final UT13226 (2013) [Contract Report]

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2009Irvine LD, 'Determining the Effect of a Reduced Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) on the Outcome of the Incidence of Milk Fever in a Milk Fever-Prone Dairy Herd', Dairy Australia Limited, Final Report (2009) [Contract Report]

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Other Public Output

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Rawnsley RP, Fergusson MF, Irvine LD, Birch CJ, Hart MA, et al., 'Comment on Tasmanian issues paper - national drought reform measures', Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (2012) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Rawnsley RP; Fergusson MF; Birch CJ; Hart MA; Field B; Mohammed CL; Leith PB

2010Irvine LD, 'Energy Drives King Island Dairy Smart Group', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 12, February (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Irvine LD, 'Plan Your Reduction in Mastitis', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 16, June (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Irvine LD, 'Dairy Welfare - It Is Your Responsibility', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 17, July (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Irvine LD, 'TIAR Dairy Information Day', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 17, July (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Irvine LD, 'Monitoring APC', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 17, July (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2010Irvine LD, Grull D, Hubble IB, Mann EM, Freeman MJ, et al., 'Tassie Dairy News', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 12, February (2010) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Co-authors: Hubble IB; Mann EM; Freeman MJ; Haynes CM; Robertson GM; Turner LR

2009Irvine LD, 'More On Milk Fever, Tassie Dairy News', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 6, July (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2009Irvine LD, 'Preventing Milk Fever', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 5, June (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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2009Irvine LD, 'Preventing and Treating Lameness', Produced for the Tasmanian Dairy Industry by the TIAR Dairy Centre, University of Tasmania, Funded by Dairy Australia, Dairy Tas and TIAR, Burnie, Tasmania, Issue 5, June (2009) [Report of Restricted Access]

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

13

Total funding

$4,931,103

Projects

Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2020-2022 (2021 - 2023)$98,000
Description
Physical and financial data collection on an annual basis from 30 Tasmanian dairy farms to monitor industry trends and provide validated data for benchmarking purposes
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($98,000)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Jones S; Flight S
Period
2021 - 2023
Dairy HIGH - High Integrity Grass-fed Herds (2019 - 2021)$1,079,830
Description
This project focuses on sustainable and profitable growth in Tasmania's pasture based dairy industry. In this 16-month project proposal we will research and combine the accessible and emerging technologies and practices that are driving productivity and efficiency improvements, with the industry's desire to address consumer expectations with respect to environmental management (our environment), animal welfare (our cows) and our people.This will be achieved by focusing on 5 areas of work that relate to our environment, our cows and our people1.Nitrogen efficiency in highly productive systems (environment).2.Novel grazing practices in large grass-fed dairy systems (cows).3.Addressing and preparing for changing social values with respect to animal welfare (cows).4.Regional people and skills shortages (People).5.Building capacity in the Tasmanian dairy industry (People).The proposed integrated RD&E program is designed with 16 months of activities + a five year time horizon, at the request of the funder, Dairy Australia.
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($1,079,830)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Hills JL; Raedts PJM; Irvine LD; Turner LR; Langworthy A; Jones S; Flight S; Gee CM; Verdon MJ; Snare RD
Period
2019 - 2021
Pastures in schools (2019)$20,000
Description
This project involved running two professional development workshops for high school teachers on pasture and forage science themesSoil classification, soil sampling and analysisPasture legumes, rhizobia, nodulation and nitrogenPasture measurement and feed budgetingPasture species identificationActivities from these themes (along with pasture pests and were then developed and added to the TIA Engaging students in STEM using agriculture Teacher Resource BookletThese activities help build on the work the Department of Education is doing with the agriculture curriculum and the Revitalising School Farms Initiative. TIA experts would then visit a selection of school to assist teachers with the activities. There will also be promotion of planned events at the TIA research farms (Elliot and Forthside) in 2020 with the intent to establish stronger connections between our research farms with the schools and school farms
Funding
University of Tasmania ($20,000)
Scheme
null
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Smith RW; Rawnsley RP; Irvine LD; Martin GI
Year
2019
Accelerated calf rearing (2017)$8,136
Description
A comparison of accelerated calf rearing programs to determine the effectiveness of these programs within Tasmanian pasture-based systems.
Funding
DairyTas ($8,136)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Freeman MJ; Snare TA
Year
2017
Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project 2017-2019 (2017 - 2019)$90,000
Description
Physical and financial data collection and analysis of 30 Tasmanian dairy farm businesses.In practice, this is a continuation of project I0022876.
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($90,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Flight S; Jones S; Hall AF
Period
2017 - 2019
Tasmanian Dairy Farm Monitor Project (2015 - 2017)$90,000
Description
Physical and financial data collection and analysis of 30 Tasmanian dairy farm businesses.
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($90,000)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Broun HM; Hall AF
Period
2015 - 2017
Dairy on PAR (2015 - 2019)$1,986,011
Description
: The Tasmanian Dairy on PAR project will contribute towards achieving the Dairy Moving Forward (DMF) vision of profitable, growing, sustainable, rewarding dairy farms. The project utilises the RD&E expertise of the TIA Dairy Centre in addressing the three high level objectives for improved feedbase performance in pasture based dairy systems: increasing pasture consumption by 0.05 to 0.1t DM/ha per 100mm of water received (equivalent to 0.75 to 1.5t DM/ha increase); understanding the plant/animal/feeding interface to enhance individualised feeding decisions that increases the marginal milk response of concentrate feeding by 20%; and growing industry skills, knowledge and confidence in business analysis and risk to increase operating profit (EBIT) by $0.1 kg MS. This project also recognises that a technological shift associated with milk harvesting in the form of automatic milking system (AMS) creates a new dynamic that must be considered and incorporated into any new activities
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($1,956,011)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Rawnsley RP; Pembleton KG; Irvine LD; Hills JL; Turner LR; Freeman MJ; Kilpatrick SI
Period
2015 - 2019
Tactics for Tight Times Monitor Farms Operation (2012 - 2013)$16,000
Description
The project will provide and communicate information and data around farm management decisions and performance as the season progresses through three monitor farms. This includes monitoring data and management decisions in relation to the performance of each of the farms during the 2012/13 season.
Funding
DairyTas ($16,000)
Scheme
Consultancy
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Fergusson MF; Perez Fontes AJ; Hall AF
Period
2012 - 2013
Tasmanian Dairy Benchmarking (Dairy Farm Monitor Project) (2012 - 2014)$90,000
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($90,000)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Perez Fontes AJ; Haynes CM
Period
2012 - 2014
Dairy Smart (Phase 2) (2012 - 2015)$660,900
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($643,600)
Collaborators
Cradle Coast Authority ($9,800); PGG WRIGHTSON SEEDS (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD ($7,500)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Perez Fontes AJ; Hall AF; Haynes CM; Mann EM
Period
2012 - 2015
Dairy Smart - Profitable, Resilient and Sustainable Dairy Farmers who Possess the Skills and Information to grow the Tasmanian Dairy Industry (2009 - 2012)$487,151
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($487,151)
Scheme
Grant-Extension Funding
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Mann EM; Robertson GM; Hubble IB; Titterton M; Fergusson MF
Period
2009 - 2012
Improving the Utilization of Red Wheat by Lactating Dairy Cows (2009 - 2011)$295,075
Funding
Dairy Australia Limited ($219,075)
Scheme
Grant-Research and Development
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Freeman MJ; Irvine LD; Miller DR; Dean GJ
Period
2009 - 2011
Determining the Effect of a Reduced Dietary Cation-Anion Difference (DCAD) on the Outcome of the Incidence of Milk Fever in a Milk Fever-Prone Dairy Herd (2007)$10,000
Funding
DairyTas ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Small
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Irvine LD; Freeman MJ; Roche JR; Walker SJ
Year
2007