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Analyzing the Costs and Benefits of Interventions Designed to Decontaminate Beef Carcasses: An Economic Literature Review

Project start date: 01 January 1995
Project end date: 01 September 1997
Publication date: 01 September 1997
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grassfed cattle, Grainfed cattle
Relevant regions: National


This three year project (BFGEN.100), conducted by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), has contributed significantly to the increased rate of genetic improvement for profitability of Australian beef cattle primarily through the development and enhancement of the BREEDPLAN and BreedObject systems. The latest estimate of beef industry rate of genetic progress for commercial profitability has continued to increase and is likely to double in the next few years. Australian beef producers have access to the state-of-the-art genetic evaluation technologies, and the project has ensured these technologies and associated knowledge were delivered and implemented in breeding programs throughout Australia.

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Project manager: Graeme Yardy
Primary researcher: Centre for Food and Safety