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

‘No feed, no water’ and the grim reality of potential beef plant closures

Independent meat and livestock analyst Simon Quilty provides his summary of the current state of play in this once-in-a-century drought, and what lies ahead for cattle supply, herd size, beef exports and processor viability…..Read More

Simon Quilty, March 14, 2019

Meatless Mondays introduced across all New York public schools

New York City joins the anti-meat movement by announcing the city’s 1800 public schools will no longer serve meat on Mondays to their 1.1 million students…Read More

Beef Central, March 14, 2019

US agencies to jointly regulate cell-cultured proteins

After a year of debating which agency should oversee regulation of cell-cultured proteins the USDA and FDA agree to jointly oversee regulation of the emerging industry. ..Read More

Beef Central, March 14, 2019

North Queensland Flood Recovery Advisory Board appointed

A panel of experts has been signed on to back the North Queensland Livestock Industry Recovery Agency help farmers, communities and related small businesses impacted by recent floods.
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Beef Central, March 14, 2019

More Q Fever vaccinations and awareness needed in regional areas

Q-fever awareness and vaccine access needs to increase for all people living in rural and regional areas, new research from University of Sydney has shown…Read More

Beef Central, March 13, 2019

The thin biosecurity line shielding Australia’s $18b beef industry

Just how close Australia’s livestock production industries have come – and continue to come – to a potentially show-stopping foreign disease incursion was highlighted at an intensive agriculture conference in Dalby last week…Read More

James Nason, March 12, 2019

Red meat reform consultation extended one month

The independent Red Meat Reform Taskforce tasked with providing recommendations on the future structure of Australia’s $18 billion red meat and livestock industry hasannounced a one month extension of the public consultation period for its discussion paper…Read More

Beef Central, March 12, 2019

Kay’s Cuts: Global beef trade remains dynamic

The global beef trade remains dynamic in every sense of the word, says US market commentator, Steve Kay. China continues to grow as a leading market for beef from Australia and other top beef-producing countries. Meanwhile, US beef holds a dominant position in South Korea and Taiwan, and a strong position in Japan – especially on a value basis…Read More

Guest Author, March 11, 2019

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