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Professor Mark Trotter

Bachelor of Rural Science Hons (UNE), PhD (UNE)
Professor - Precision Livestock Management
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
Institute for Future Farming Systems
(07) 4930 6457
0447441841 Alternative Phone
Rockhampton North
CQIRP - G.19
Ibis Avenue
About Me

Mark Trotter is the Professor in Precision Livestock Management within the School of Medical an Applied Sciences at Central Queensland University (CQU). Mark is a member of the Future Farming Institute and Precision Livestock Research Group at CQU.

His research interests focus on spatio-temporal variability in agricultural systems and the development of sensors and management techniques that enable producers to increase production and efficiency in the face of variation found in soils, plants and animals.


Mark grew up on a dairy farm on the mid-North coast of NSW where he gained experience in a range of livestock operations.

Universities Studied At

University of New England

Universities Worked At

University of New England


1. Fulbright Future Scholar - New Mexico State University and The Ohio State University (2019)

2. Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries – Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries - Remote monitoring of livestock grazing behaviour through spatial technologies (2011).

3. AW Howard Memorial Trust Travel Grant - Precision Pastures study tour of New Zealand (2010).

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 3002 Agriculture, Land and Farm Management
  • 3003 Animal Production
  • 3004 Crop and Pasture Production

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Agricultural And Veterinary Sciences

Agriculture, Land and Farm Management - Agricultural Spatial Analysis and Modelling

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