We currently focus on four key research, development and education programs that support the promotion of Tasmania as a global leader in environmentally sustainable and ethical grass-fed livestock production.
These programs include:
- Developing new practices to support the sustainable use of key inputs, such as water and nitrogen at the farm and catchment level.
- Developing and testing of plant varieties that can withstand climate change and challenges in rain-fed pastures.
- Adapting the grass-fed livestock system to meet changing societal needs in a way that respects both animal welfare and human well-being.
- Utilising novel feed additives and forages to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from pasture-based livestock systems.
We work closely with key stakeholders in the generation and transfer of new knowledge and existing best practice directly to livestock producers.
TIA Dairy Research Facility
Situated on lush green pastures with picturesque views overlooking Table Cape, the TIA Dairy Research Facility is arguably one of the best ‘offices’ in the world.
The facility has recently been upgraded as the result of a $7.8 million joint-investment from the Tasmanian Government and the University of Tasmania to support the future success of TIA’s research farms in the North-West.
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New research to reduce use of nitrogen fertiliser on dairy farms19 Jul 2023
A major research trial is set to commence at the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture Dairy Research Facility in the coming weeks, with researchers aiming to find practical solutions to reduce the amount of nitrogen used on dairy farms without…
Watch our Virtual Forum: Tasmanian agriculture in a changing climate10 Jul 2023
The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture hosted a virtual forum (20 June 2023) to explore issues relating to the impact of climate change on Tasmania's livestock industries.The 1-hour webinar included short presentations from experts in industry,…
Industry leaders recognised at Tasmanian Dairy Awards17 Jun 2023
A Cressy-based dairy farm has been crowned cream of the crop in one of tightest competitions in the history of the Tasmanian Dairy Awards.It was third time’s a charm for Woodrising Dairies who were announced as the 2023 ANZ Dairy Business of the…
Want to know more?
Contact TIA Livestock Production Centre Leader, Dr James Hills.