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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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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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