Improving genetic traits



The Price family have implemented phosphorus supplementation, vaccination, parasite management, control mating and objective bull selection on Greenlake Station, Rossmoya. The Price family purchased Greenlake Station north of…

The ‘Wagyu genetics collaboration research project’ investigated performance, pedigree and genotype data to establish the concept that genotyping can be a useful tool for the Wagyu breeder and producer—both in use in selection, and for use in sorting animals for production.

The ‘Using muscling selection line cows to inform maternal productivity modelling’ project studied the effect, in an Angus cow herd, of selection for divergent muscling on the maternal productivity of the cow herd under two levels of nutrition.

The ‘Simultaneous genetic improvement of maternal productivity, feed efficiency and end-product traits in variable environments’ project took repeated body measurements of approximately 8,000 heifers and cows to quantify genetic variation across seasons and years with a view to improving maternal productivity, feed efficiency and end-product.

The Male indicator traits to improve female reproductive performance project aimed to identify early life predictors of bull reproductive performance and improve efficiency of sire selection. The final report…

The Genetic technologies to reduce methane emissions from Australian beef cattle project delivered tools and knowledge to assist producers to breed productive, lower emissions cattle, using validated methodologies that…

A genetic approach to internal parasite control in Australian cattle examined the heritability of resistance to internal parasites in cattle and developed preliminary estimated breeding values (EBVs). For…

The ‘Additional measurements on muscle line cattle’ project investigated the impact of selecting for different levels of muscling on progeny performance in an Angus herd.

The Selected Brahman project (Northern Territory) aims to improve fertility rates in Bos indicus cattle by focusing on genetic improvement.

The ‘Genotyping and phenotyping for accelerated genetic improvement in northern Australia’ project aims to increase the accuracy of genetically describing the reproductive merit of northern breeding cattle.