Tag: Research

Call for more livestock research and development spending

NEW South Wales wool grower Grant Burbidge has called for more levy spending on research and development after winning the producer section in the 2021 Southern Australia Livestock Research Council awards last week. Source: Sheep Central Call for more livestock research and development spending

Red meat R&D: Advancing red meat sustainability

The Australian Meat Processor Corporation has a strong sustainability agenda and has highlighted a recent study that shows meat processing plants produce zero food waste. AMPC has also recently launched two services to help its members apply for sustainability grants and assess solar energy options. Source: Beef Central Red meat R&D: Advancing red meat… Read more »

Registrations open for Daly Waters Beefup Forum

Northern Territory beef and live export industry stakeholders will have the chance to catch up on latest research and technology outcomes relevant to their region at a BeefUp Forum planned for Daly Waters on the Barkly Tableland in November. Source: Beef Central Registrations open for Daly Waters Beefup Forum

$1.2 million to prevent future pandemics of animal origin

$1.2 million has been given to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) to reduce risk of future zoonotic pandemics at their source in animals. Source: Beef Central .2 million to prevent future pandemics of animal origin

ABARES forecasts record winter crop production

Improved yield outlooks for Australian wheat, barley and canola have lifted national production prospects by up to 20pc from June figures, according to the latest ABARES data. Source: Beef Central ABARES forecasts record winter crop production

ABARES forecasts 32.6Mt wheat, 12.5Mt barley, 5Mt canola

Improved yield outlooks for Australian wheat, barley and canola have lifted national production prospects by up to 20pc from June figures, according to the latest ABARES data. Source: Grain Central ABARES forecasts 32.6Mt wheat, 12.5Mt barley, 5Mt canola

Record canola underpins potential 54.8Mt winter crop: ABARES

Australian winter crops are set for another bumper year with favourable conditions and a record amount of land sown to winter crops, according to ABARES’ Australian Crop Report released today. Source: Grain Central Record canola underpins potential 54.8Mt winter crop: ABARES

New research hub to develop next-gen smart fertilisers

A new multidisciplinary Australian Research Council (ARC) Research Hub for Smart Fertilisers at the University of Melbourne will develop a new class of fertilisers and inhibitors for Australian farmers. Source: Grain Central New research hub to develop next-gen smart fertilisers

Southern Australia Livestock Research Council awards go online

RECIPIENTS of the prestigious Southern Australia Livestock Research Council awards for 2021 will be revealed at an online event on 15 September. Source: Sheep Central Southern Australia Livestock Research Council awards go online

Red meat sector’s carbon plan is a plus with consumers

AUSTRALIA’S red meat sector can win consumer support by lowering greenhouse gas emissions, recent Meat & Livestock Australia research has indicated. Source: Sheep Central Red meat sector’s carbon plan is a plus with consumers

New research shows Australians value farmers and the health benefits of red meat

Health and nutrition are the main reasons for people wanting to eat more red meat, with protein and iron being the key factors, according to Meat & Livestock Australia’s (MLA) latest consumer sentiment research. Source: Beef Central New research shows Australians value farmers and the health benefits of red meat

Monitoring mealybugs part of best-practice management for dieback

Where there is pasture dieback, there are usually mealybugs. That’s the message from QUT researchers who are investigating the pasture mealybug, Heliococcus summervillei, as a causal agent of dieback. Lead researcher, associate professor Caroline Hauxwell delivered a webinar on the topic as part of MLA’s Productivity & Profitability series on Wednesday. Source: Beef Central … Read more »

Researchers find evidence of pain in cells of livestock

New studies show pain does more than hurt livestock, it can change their bodies at a cellular level, just like it does in humans.  Source: ABC Livestock Researchers find evidence of pain in cells of livestock