Value and efficiency

Developing efficient production systems is a key tenant towards ensuring the future of Australian livestock industries.  Aspects where our research contributes on farm includes:

Animal Health

  • Parasite research in sheep including management of water catchments
  • Reducing scouring in sheep – nutrition and parasite interactions
  • Pink eye management
  • Managing enteric disease in pigs including new vaccines

More efficient animals

  • Genetic improvement for muscle and growth
  • Reproduction research – e.g. better mums and more lambs
  • Improved carbon footprint for sheep production

Pasture research

  • New perennials
  • Effects of diet/pasture on meat quality

Animal nutrition research

  • Mineral/vitamins
  • Nutrition to increase product quality