Dairy bioscience for forage and animal improvement

Objectives

Deliver animal improvement innovations that will improve the genetic merit of dairy cattle by $350 per cow per lactation in 2032, which is the cumulative value delivered by both the Dairy Futures CRC and DairyBio.

3 year plan focus

  • Improve reliability of traits measured using genomic methods/selection
  • Development of new herd management tools that use genomic information; building products and services that meet farmers’ needs for rapid analysis and reduced costs
  • Enhancement of breeding values through incorporation of traits which are of particular importance to Australian producers (e.g. mastitis, lameness, overall health)” could read: Development of new breeding values for traits which are of particular importance to Australian producers (e.g. mastitis, lameness, overall health)
  • Improve bioscience R&D through activities in development, implementation and maintenance.