BAILES, Kristy

Kristy Bailes

Research interests

  • Red meat research
  • Animal nutrition
  • Feed quality evaluation


Kristy commenced work with the Department in 1998 as part of the livestock production team at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute and has since worked at both the WWAI and Cowra Agricultural Research Advisory Station. Over the past 20 years she has gained extensive experience in the design and running of field, animal house and laboratory experiments including sample collection, data analysis and method development.  At WWAI she is also Quality Assurance manager for the site’s Animal Nutrition laboratory as well as being site manager for the stations animal house facilities. She has been involved in many forage, silage and meat research projects and provides technical support to NSW DPI’s Feed Quality Service.


B.AppSc (Agric), (Charles Sturt University)

M.ScAg (University of Sydney)

Recent publications and reports

Zhang Y,Holman B.W.B, Ponnampalam E.N, Kerr M.J, Morris S, Bailes K.L, Kilgannon A.K, Collins D, Hopkins D.L. (2019) Understanding beef flavour and overall liking traits using two different methods for determination of thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS). Meat Science. 2019 Mar; 149:114-119.

K.L. Bailes, J.W. Piltz, D.M. McNeill (2018) Digestibility differences between sheep and cattle fed silage based diets. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production, 2-4 July, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

K.L. Bailes and J.W. Piltz (2018) The precision of the pepsin cellulase assay in predicting the in vivo digestibility of silage and hay. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production, 2-4 July, Wagga Wagga, Australia.

Holman B.W.B, Coombs C.E.O, Morris S, Bailes K.L, Hopkins D.L. (2018) Effect of long term chilled (up to 5 weeks) then frozen (up to 12 months) storage at two different sub-zero holding temperatures on beef: 2. Lipid peroxidation and fatty acid profiles. Meat Science. 2018 Feb; 136:9-15.

Smith M.A, Bush R.D,Hall E, Bailes K.L, Hopkins D.L. (2017) Intra-muscular fat and fatty acid composition of alpaca (Vicugna pacos) meat. In press

Hoban J.M, Hopkins D.L, Kirby N, Collins D, Dunshea F.R, Kerr M.J, Bailes K.L, Cottrell J.J, Holman B.W.B, Brown W, Ponnampalam E.N (2016). Application of small angle x-ray scattering beamline synchrotron technology for measuring ovine meat quality. Meat Science. 2016 Jul; 117:122-9.

Fowler S.M, Schmidt H, Clayton E.H, Van de Ven R.J, Bailes K.L, Wynn P and Hopkins D.L (2014). Predicting fatty acid composition of lamb loin using raman spectroscopy. 60th International Congress of Meat Science and Technology, 17-22rd August 2014, Punta Del Este, Uruguay.

Clayton E.H, Lamb T.A, Refshauge G, Kerr M.J, Bailes K.L, Ponnampalam E.N, Friend MA, Hopkins DL. (2014) Differential response to an algae supplement high in DHA mediated by maternal periconceptional diet: intergenerational effects of n-6 fatty acids. Lipids. 2014 Aug; 49(8):767-75.

Hopkins D.L, Clayton E.H, Lamb T.A, Van de Ven R.J, Refshauge G, Kerr MJ, Bailes K.L, Lewandowski P, Ponnampalam EN.(2014) The impact of supplementing lambs with algae on growth, meat traits and oxidative status. Meat Science. 2014 Oct; 98(2):135-41.

Fields of Research

  • 070203 Animal Management
  • 070204 Animal Nutrition
  • 070202 Animal Growth and Development

Contact details

NSW Department of Primary Industries
Wagga Wagga Agricultural Institute
Pine Gully Road
Private Mail Bag
Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2650

T: 02 69381655
F: 02 69381809