Research Programs

Program 1 – High quality beef for global consumers 

  • 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 Gene discovery
  • 1.1.3 Biological validation and gene expression underpinning gene discovery
  • 1.2 Prediction of phenotype
  • 1.3 Supply chain and palatability prediction

Program 1 staff list 1.1
Program 1 staff list 1.2.1

Program 2 – Feed efficiency, maternal productivity and responsible resource use

  • 2.1.1 Gene discovery
  • 2.1.2 Gene expression for feed efficiency
  • 2.2. Simultaneous improvement of maternal productivity, feed efficiency and end-product traits
  • 2.3 Feeding and management strategies to increase dietary energy captured and reduce methane generated

Program 2 staff list

Program 3 – Adaptation and cattle welfare 

  • 3.1.1 Gene discovery
  • 3.1.2 Tick vaccine
  • 3.1.3a Objective measures of cattle welfare
  • 3.1.3b Poll gene test
  • 3.1.3c Understanding and managing animal welfare impacts of dehorning

Program 3 staff list

Program 4 – Female reproductive performance

  • 4.1.1 - Gene discovery
  • 4.1.2 Expression of genes associated with postpartum re-conception
  • 4.1.3a – Male indicator traits to improve female reproductive performance
  • 4.1.3b – Early predictors of lifetime female reproductive performance

Program 4 staff list

Gene discovery and underpinning science 

The Underpinning Science Program coordinates gene discovery research across the CRC and provides services to support the R&D being conducted by the other research programs. Services include maintenance of the CRC’s phenotypic and genotypic databases and DNA collection, design and analysis of gene discovery and gene expression experiments and bioinformatics support.

Human Resources staff list

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Our mission

To capture the benefits of the human and bovine genome projects and the "Livestock Revolution" by improving the profitability, productivity, animal welfare and responsible resource use of Australian and global beef businesses through world class gene discovery and gene expression research and accelerated adoption of beef industry technologies.

Core participants

Victoria Primary IndustriesSARDIUniversity of AdelaideQueensland GovernmentUniversity of QueenslandUniversity of New EnglandMeat and Livestock AustraliaMeat and Wool New ZealandNew South Wales Investment and Industry

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