Vale Robert (Bob) Hunter

January 24th, 2024

We are sad to share the news that Bob Hunter passed away in January 2024.

Bob’s whole professional career was with CSIRO, serving in Townsville, Perth and Rockhampton.

The aim of much of Bob’s research was to increase annual liveweight gain of cattle in northern Australia mainly by reducing dry season weight loss.

If you would like to read about Bob’s career and research, there is a good article by the Australian Association of Animal Sciences which was written when he was enrolled as a Fellow.

We invite alumni members and those who worked with him to add their own tributes, please contact if you would like to share your memories of Bob.