Robin Dobos is currently Research Scientist with the Beef Performance Unit of NSW Department of Primary Industries and is an Adjunct Snr Lecturer in the Schools of Environment and Rural Science and Science & Technology at the University of New England. He was awarded an International Specialised Skills Institute fellowship in 2010 to undertake an overseas study tour investigating precision livestock management.
Robin joined the Department in 1990 as a livestock research officer and has undertaken research in livestock nutrition and physiology, dairy heifer growth and development, grazing behaviour, mathematical modelling and decision support tool development. He is collaborating with the University of New England’s Precision Agriculture Research Group investigating animal-borne technologies and precision livestock management.
Dobos RC, Alvarenga FAP, Borges I, Palkovič, Rodina J, Oddy VH (2016) Inferring rumination behaviour from a tri-axial accelerometer. Animal Production in Australia 31, 68 (abstract) Published online at: http://www.asap.asn.au/conference/abstract-directory/
Alvarenga F.A.P., Borges I., Palkovič L,Rodina J., Oddy V.H., Dobos R.C. 2016. Using a three-axis accelerometer to identify and classify sheep behaviour at pasture.
Applied Animal Behaviour Science. Published online at http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0168159116301733
Tahmasbi R., Nolan J.V., Dobos R.C. 2016. Using 15N dilution method to correct for microbial contamination when assessing in situ protein degradability of fresh ryegrass. Iranian Journal of Applied Animal Science 6: 309-315
Hart R.A., Dobos R.C., Agnew L.L., Tellam R.L., McFarlane J.R. 2015. Pharmacokinetics of leptin in female mice. Physiological Research 65 (2)
Dobos R.C., Taylor D.B., Trotter M.G., McCorkell B.E., Schneider D.A., Hinch G.N. 2015. Characterising activities of free-ranging Merino ewes before, during and after lambing from GNSS data. Small Ruminant Research 131: 12-16
Nolan J.V., Leng R., Dobos R.C., Boston R.C. 2014. The production of acetate, propionate and butyrate in the rumen of sheep: fitting models to 14C- or 13C-labelled tracer data to determine synthesis rates and interconversions. Animal Production Science 54: 2082-2088
Dobos R.C., Dickson S., Bailey D.W., Trotter M.G. 2014. The use of GNSS technology to identify lambing behaviour in pregnant grazing Merino ewes. Animal Production Science 54: 1722-1727 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN14297
Geenty K.G., Brien F.D., Hinch G.N., Dobos R.C., Refshauge G., McCaskill M., Ball A.J., Behrendt R., Gore K.P., Savage D.B., Harden S., Hocking-Edwards J.E., Hart K., van der Werf J.H.J. 2014. Reproductive performance in the Sheep CRC Information Nucleus using artificial insemination across different sheep-production environments in southern Australia. Animal Production Science 54: 715-726 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN11323
Mayer D.G., Walmsley B.J., McPhee M.J., Oddy V.H., Wilkins J.F., Kinghorn B.P., Dobos R.C., McKiernan W.A. 2013. Integrating stochasticity into the objective function avoids Monte Carlo computation in the optimisation of beef feedlots. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture 91: 30-34
Tahmasbi R., Dobos R.C., Nolan J.V. 2012. In vitro determination of the characteristics of fresh and frozen-thawed alfalfa and ryegrass. Journal of Livestock Science & Technologies 1: 11-18
Location: NSW DPI Beef Industry Centre, Armidale