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Sheep producers can select for eating quality traits

Sheep producers have access to breeding values for eating quality, as well as world first indices that bring these traits together with productivity traits, into balanced indexes. This important breakthrough has been made through combining the use of DNA testing of animals with extensive consumer meat testing. Work on developing automated carcase measurement in abattoirs,…
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Pork CRC working to drive down greenhouse gas emissions

A Cooperative Research Centre for High Integrity Australian Pork study has found that greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) are 38 per cent lower in eco-shelters and 88pc of the variability in production systems with common effluent management systems is related to herd feed conversion (HFC). Managed by Stephen Wiedemann while with FSA Consulting, Pork CRC Project…
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Research partnership to boost northern cattle industry

A multi-million dollar research and development program launched will provide a massive boost to Australia’s vital northern beef cattle industry. The Northern Beef Collaborative Partnership between Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and The University of Queensland (UQ) is the most significant injection of research funds into northern beef cattle for 20 years and is designed…
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CRCs join forces to deliver big data solutions for livestock

Managing the well-being of sheep is set to become significantly easier for producers, thanks to a collaboration tapping into the data science used in Australia’s national security systems. An agreement between the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) and the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) will see the two…
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