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

Avalanche of reader comment following Beef Central’s Howard Yelland award win

Beef Central has received an avalanche of website reader comments, texts, emails, phone calls and phone messages since Friday’s announcement that founders and publishers James Nason and Jon Condon have received the Australian Beef Industry Foundation’s 2019 Howard Yelland Award…Read More

Beef Central, July 15, 2019

Nuffield Scholar urges promotion of northern Australian grassfed beef

Northern grass-fed beef producers have a significant opportunity to capitalise on shifting consumer demands by better leveraging the attributes of the vast natural production systems unique to northern Australia. ..Read More

Beef Central, July 12, 2019

Recruitment: Why migrant workers are critical to the future of agriculture

Migrant workers are critical to the future of Australian agriculture, argues Jock Collins, Professor of Social Economics at UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney..Read More

Jock Collins*, July 12, 2019

ICMJ: Consumer focus ‘biggest change in 30 years’

Addressing a room full of university and college students in a conference marking 30 years of the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association in Australia on Wednesday, Dr David Pethick spoke of the incredible opportunities young meat scientists in Australia now have at their feet…Read More

James Nason, July 11, 2019

What does the future hold for livestock production in Australia?

Farmed livestock in Australia generate more than $30 billion annually, about half the total value of agricultural production. But what does the future hold for the sector? CSIRO’s Drewe Ferguson and Ian Colditz pose some questions, and likely solutions…Read More

Drs Drewe Ferguson and Ian Colditz, CSIRO*, July 11, 2019

ICMJ celebrates 30 years + PICS

Agricultural students from universities and ag colleges across Australia and overseas have converged on the Charles Sturt University campus at Wagga Wagga ithis week for the 30th annual Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association conference, workshop and competition…Read More

James Nason, July 10, 2019

People on the Move: Appointments, retirements, achievements

Peter Rizzo leaves AMPC CEO role | New RMAC processor boardmember | New taskforce chair for EU market | ALPA CEO calls it a day | New agtech role for animal ID and traceability expert | North Qld/NT regional head for Rabobank | Domestic Sales manager for Western Meat Packers | Heritage Seeds expands northern team, facilities..Read More

Jon Condon, July 10, 2019

Vic producer pleads guilty to animal cruelty charges

A cattle producer from Mooroopna North was recently convicted of animal cruelty charges in the Shepparton’s Magistrates Court for failing to appropriately care for his cattle…Read More

Beef Central, July 10, 2019

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