Future of national livestock genetics research hangs in balance

The future of national livestock genetic research will be shaped at a key meeting being held in Brisbane today. It follows an eleventh-hour decision by the Meat & Livestock Australia board to reject a proposed new structure for a new National Livestock Genetics Consortium, which had been several months in the making. Instead, MLA, is proposing the creation of a “skills-based taskforce” to guide the future of national livestock genetics research, which will be discussed at today’s meeting. Genetic research is of fundamental importance to the future of Australia’s cattle and sheep industries. A lack of coordination in genetics research…

Source: Beef Central
Future of national livestock genetics research hangs in balance