Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation


The Commonwealth scientific and industrial organisation (CSIRO) is Australia’s national science agency and is one of the world’s largest mission-driven multidisciplinary science and research organisation. The CSIRO Agriculture and food unit carries out research to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability in cropping, livestock production, aquaculture, horticulture and the food industry. Within the Livestock program, research covers genetic improvement, digital farming technology, Animal welfare and disease, ruminant nutrition and rumen microbial function.

Competence and main role(s) in the project

Expertise in performing cattle grazing trials and analysis of rumen microbial parameters linked to production traits. Projects are attempting to define the “efficient production” microbiota signature for beef cattle in Australia as well as linking that with the host animal, so aligns well with WP 4.

Project staff

Stuart Denman
Dr Denman is a Senior Research Scientist and team leader of the Gut Microbial Function team, leading research projects under the theme of ruminant efficiency for livestock production. The team cover a range of scientific disciplines, from animal physiology and rumen function measurements, microbiology, genomics and bio-informatics.