Developing principles and priorities for the genetic improvement traits and species in pastures

The Developing principles and priorities for the genetic improvement traits and species in pastures project investigated the investment profile and delivery structure for forage plant breeding and evaluation with regard to the Australian red meat industry.

Summary

The investment profile and delivery structure for forage plant breeding and evaluation has been the subject of numerous reviews in recent years. There is an increased emphasis of examination of the role of government in investment and a desire for the private sector to invest in near market and commercial activities. This has seen an increase in the number of public:private partnerships and a focus of public sector and industry investment in generic technologies and areas of market failure. This report recommends some priority investment areas for pasture breeding and genetics in Australia that are aimed to provide Australian red meat producers with ready access to cultivars that have been selected for traits that add to the productivity and sustainability of the industry.

When: 15 June 2011 to 30 April 2012

Contact: Dr Kevin Smith

Collaborator: AbacusBio Pty Ltd

More information

For more information, please read the final report summary and download the final report (B.PAS.0350) (PDF, 524 KB) from the Meat & Livestock Australia website.