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How does parental DNA affect cattle growth?

Dr Ben Rosen & Dr Georg Liu, USDA, Dr Lloyd Low & Cynthia Liu, Davies Research Centre

Determining the patterns of expression and mechanisms of gene regulation at key fetal stages will provide us with information about normal development.

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New technique delivers complete DNA sequences of chromosomes inherited from mother and father

Professor John Williams

We show it's possible to disentangle the DNA sequences of the chromosomes inherited from the mother and the father, to create true diploid genomes from a single individual.

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Meating the challenge to optimise lamb

Optimising lamb workshop

We're assisting lamb processors to turn to the power of mathematics and employ optimisation methodologies to guide them to make the most from each carcase.

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The global bovine epigenome

Cow by JackieLou DL from Pixabay

We're developing new and improved breeding tools by incorporating epigenomic information into existing technology platforms.
 

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How do we measure animal emotions?

Pigs

We're using new molecular biomarkers to improve pig welfare and the assessment of their welfare.

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Creating a fast and effective lice test for sheep

Animal science student with sheep

We linked up with industry to develop a test that can accurately, quickly and cost effectively determine presence of lice before or at shearing.

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How are the different immune components in colostrum absorbed by neonate calves?

Hue Thi Do fieldwork

We investigated the different immune components in colostrum and their absorption by the neonate calf to help producers manage calf health and their long-term production.

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How does colostrum affect dairy cow productivity?

Rebel Skirving calves

Our research shows that calves perform just as well with foster colostrum as they do with maternal colostrum.

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Essential resources: A globally unique bovine embryo and fetus collection

Professor Stefan Hiendleder JS Davies Professorial Fellow

The harsh Australian environment and a changing climate require the combination of traits from both subspecies to secure national and global meat and milk production.

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Where do Hong Kong’s feral cattle come from?

Hong Kong feral cattle Fig 1

We analysed genotypes of Hong Kong's feral cattle population to determine their origin.

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