Beef Genetics and Improvement
The Beef Genetics and Improvement Unit undertakes research and development to achieve continuous improvements in genetics and production technologies in beef enterprises in NSW. This function is essential to maintain long-term industry competitiveness and achieve sustained economic growth in rural NSW. The beef industry is the most significant livestock industry in NSW, accounting for 16% of the value of agricultural production in the State.
Key research infrastructureResources include unique cattle populations selected for divergence in net feed intake and muscling, access to cooperator herds and industry data, and a comprehensive research database.
Key research collaborations
University of New England, Meat and Livestock Australia, Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Beef Genetic Technologies, industry co-operators, breed societies, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australian Greenhouse Office, Australian Lot Feeders Association and other state agencies.
Find a list of Beef Genetics and Improvement scientists.
Dr Peter Parnell
Research Leader, Beef Genetics and Improvement
Phone: 02 6770 1801