Cow reproduction: Projects



Addressing the mortality rate of cows and calves is crucial for ensuring the long-term sustainability of the northern Australian beef industry. The central hypothesis of the Calf Alive…

The BreedNorth WA project is well underway in the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia. It is a WA state government funded initiative, with oversight from the…

Too often when the question is asked, ‘How is your beef breeding herd going?’ the response is usually about weaning rates which only partially answers the question. If…

Much of northern Australia is phosphorus (P) deficient (Picture 1), but supplement sales figures and beef research/extension officers tell us that the majority of properties in deficient areas…

The Improved empirical models of cattle growth, reproduction and mortality project from native pastures in northern Australia project reviewed, tested and updated animal production modules of existing grazing…

The ‘Getting more from the National Livestock Identification Scheme (NLIS)’ project demonstrated the use of NLIS as a business management tool on Producer Demonstration Sites (PDS) and provided a key contact for progressing NLIS in Queensland.

The ‘Northern Australian beef fertility (CashCow)’ project investigated the reproductive performance of beef breeders across northern Australia.

The Gene discovery for post partum reconception and age at puberty in tropically adapted beef cattle project developed and validated genetic tests for improved post partum reconception and…

The ‘Early predictors of lifetime female reproductive performance’ project sought to identify early-in-life indicator traits that could be used in selection to improve lifetime reproduction rates.