Australian research targets cattle productivity

New study to identify current and potential new management practices that may reduce calf losses between confirmed pregnancy and weaning.

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is funding new University of Queensland (UQ) research aimed at reducing fetal and calf loss in beef cattle breeding herds across northern Australia.

UQ School of Veterinary Science professor Michael McGowan said the university had collaborated on research with MLA over many years, and the new $273,000 (Australian) study would build on the findings from the $2.47 million MLA-funded CashCow project recently completed by researchers from the School

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