Understanding of the relationship between Bos indicus content and consumer eating quality using genetic markers

The Understanding of the relationship between Bos indicus content and consumer eating quality using genetic markers project aimed to:

  • develop algorithms to estimate Bos indicus content from high density SNP chips
  • understand the accuracy of predicting Bos indicus content using genetic markers compared to hump height and preliminary analysis of their relationship with consumer eating quality
  • more accurately quantify the impact of Bos indicus content on eating quality.

To learn about this project please read the final report summary and download the final report (V.EQT.1420) (PDF, 715 KB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.

When: 15 May 2014 to 27 February 2015

Contact: Matthew Kelly and John Thompson

Collaborators:  Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, University of Queensland and the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation