Genetics consortium to invest $16m in new research

AN UNPRECEDENTED level of investment in livestock genetics will drive the advancement of genetic gain in Australia with $16 million of new projects being approved by the MLA board following the first round of project applications through the new National Livestock Genetics Consortium. The Meat & Livestock Australia board last week endorsed projects recommended by the NLGC skills-based taskforce for funding. The MLA board also endorsed the consortium’s new structure. The NLGC is a vehicle that will increase collaboration, transparency, communication and investment in livestock genetics research, development and adoption in Australia. The primary aim of this initiative is to…

Source: Beef Central
Genetics consortium to invest m in new research