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How does heat stress affect sheep reproduction?

Lambs, by s_ms on PIxabay

We assessed the effects of heat stress and predicted climate change on reproductive performance of Australian sheep.

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How can human reproductive medicine techniques help improve livestock artificial breeding programs?

We’re using human reproductive medicine techniques to improve livestock artificial breeding programs.

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How can assisted technologies be used to improve herd reproductive potential?

Multiple Stages embryo development

We show that variation in cow and ewe fertility influences the reproductive efficiency of herds/flocks and the success of embryo collection and transfer programs.

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How do we make cattle cloning more efficient?

Cattle. Image by rschaubhut on Pixabay

A new stem cell type isolated by our scientists can be used to improve cloning efficiencies in cattle.

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How do horns grow in cattle?

Heifer image by Johanna Aldersey

PhD candidate Johanna Aldersey is studying the molecular pathways that cause horns to grow in cattle.

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Meating the future

Farrah Preston

What started out as an interest to learn more about production beyond the farm gate quickly turned in to the foundations for an exciting career.

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Beefing up your degree

Jamie Jones

How the Australian red meat industry was a drawcard for animal science student Jamie Jones.

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How can we use science to help us choose better quality meat?

MEQ Probe - Chewing the Fat

We're facilitating machine learning to assess the juiciness, tenderness, flavour and overall consumer satisfaction of meat.

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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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