Research & Development

Research finds connection between animal genetics and gut bacteria responses

Recent research has confirmed suspicions that differences in the genetics of mammals influence the responses of gut bacteria and produce markedly different responses to nutritional challenges. ..Read More

Beef Central, March 13, 2018

Private sector investment, better data key to enhancing ag R&D

If Australian agriculture is to remain competitive, partnerships between private- and public-sector agricultural research, development and extension (R,D&E) investors must be fostered, according to new research from the Australian Farm Institute…Read More

Beef Central, December 18, 2017

New grazing monitoring collar paves way for exciting feed intake research

An exciting piece of new technology is being developed to allow feed intake, and by default, feed conversion efficiency, to be assessed in cattle grazing in pasture situations for the first time. The project has major implications for future genetic selection of cattle for superior feed intake and conversion efficiency…Read More

Jon Condon, October 21, 2016

CRC closure leaves $20m R&D hole

Key industry stakeholders are likely to meet soon to consider options for maintaining research and development momentum, following Thursday’s announcement that the Beef CRC will not be included in the next round of Government CRC funding.
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Jon Condon, September 5, 2011

‘It suddenly got very real’: Corryong’s devastating bushfire ordeal

Corryong cattle producer and livestock agent Justin Costello describes the isolation property owners felt as devastating fires approached the region over the New Year period, and how the community is fighting to recover in the aftermath…Read More

James Nason, January 16, 2020

Warning for fire affected properties as rain approaches

Fire affected landholders in hilly and mountainous areas are warned to prepare for flash flooding, soil erosion and possible landslides ahead of the thunderstorms forecasted for later this week…Read More

Guest Author, January 16, 2020

Time for farmers to be paid for the ecosystems services they provide

The Farmers for Climate Action group is calling for the Federal Government to support farmers to become a greater part of multifaceted climate solutions in 2020, including payments for the ecosystem services they can and do provide…Read More

Beef Central, January 15, 2020

More Rural Financial Counsellors to support bushfire recovery 

The Australian Government has an additional $15 million will be spent over the next two years to create 60 more rural financial counsellors and support worker positions…Read More

Beef Central, January 15, 2020

$75,000 recovery grants for fire-affected primary producers

Farming businesses in fire-affected regions will get help to rebuild through an initial $100 million in emergency bushfire funding, which will be made available following agreement with relevant state governments…Read More

Beef Central, January 14, 2020

Keeping ahead of spotfires

From ember storms to bushfire-generated lightning strikes, bushfires have any number of tricks to further complicate their spread and behaviour…Read More

Nick Kachel and Thea Williams, CSIRO, January 14, 2020

Kay’s Cuts: More global twists await red meat in 2020

The global protein business had more than its fair share of twists and turns last year, and 2020 will see more of the same, notably in China and Japan, writes US meat and livestock market commentator Steve Kay…Read More

Steve Kay, January 13, 2020

Fears over fodder shortage in bushfire-affected areas

The first load of cattle pellets for bushfire-affected farmers in north-east Victoria left Ballarat today amid fears of a coming shortage of uncommitted fodder available for livestock in fire-ravaged areas…Read More

Terry Sim, January 13, 2020

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