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Technology Transfer in the Seedstock Sector

Project start date: 01 January 1989
Project end date: 01 March 1991
Publication date: 01 March 1991
Project status: Completed
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Our survey of 724 seedstock breeders of some major beef breeds operating in temperate and sub-tropical Australia gave important insights into their breeding practices and future intentions. The differences between users and non-users of BREEDPLAN were clearly defined. The benefits of new breeding technology were not fully exploited by the sector % under the present mechanisms of technology transfer. This means that the cost-benefit of breeding research was not realised, and that industry projections of cost benefits based on effective exploitation of the advantages of the technology could be misleading.

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Project manager: David Beatty
Primary researcher: Animal Breeding Technology Pty Ltd