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ALFA contribution to the Cattle & Beef Quality CRC

Project start date: 01 July 2005
Project end date: 30 September 2012
Publication date: 30 September 2012
Project status: Completed
Livestock species: Grainfed cattle


This project represents the lotfeeding sector investment in the CRC for Cattle and Beef Quality (1999-2006). In addition to implementing the results from the CRC's first term through BREEDPLAN and the newly established Meat Standards Australia Scheme, the Beef CRC developed and commenced delivery of the CRC's DNA marker research.
The ALFA was also able to commence new research to understand the potential tradeoffs between breeding herd parameters, such as reproductive performance and adaptation to environmental stressors, and carcass and beef quality attributes associated with the delivery of high quality beef. While there was no final report produced for this project, a summary of the achievements of the three Beef CRCs is available at the following website addresshere.