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Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Plant science
Research project

Assessing the effects of application of plant hormones on percentage head emergence in oats.

This research proposal looks to assess the change in percentage of head emergence of oaten hay crops when plant hormones …

Pasture, fodder & feed
Multiple technology areas
Crop protection Plant science
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    14 Oct 2022 -
    17 May 2023

  • Research organisation

    AgXtra

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Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology
Research project

Next generation wool harvesting

This project will explore the potential for developing an alternative to conventional shearing through R&D directed towards a novel approach, based on delivering a product by feed or injection, which creates a weakened zone in the fleece. The fleece can then be removed by unskilled labour or an automated high-throughput system. If successful, this project will revolutionise wool harvesting, by improving wool quality, eliminating shearer injuries, allowing producers to decide harvesting time, harvesting small numbers of sheep and improving sheep welfare.

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    30 Jun 2022 -
    30 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Crop protection Harvest technology Input management Machinery & hardware Plant science Processing & packaging
Research project

Best practice manual for growing, harvesting and storing Industrial Hemp (Cannabis sativa) in Australia

The Australian Hemp Council (AHC) is a formal association of Australia's IH growers and crop consultants including personnel from state …

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Crop protection Harvest technology Input management Machinery & hardware Plant science Processing & packaging
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    27 Jun 2022 -
    14 Dec 2022

  • Research organisation

    Australian Hemp Council

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Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Traceability
Research project

Zondii On farm Wool Classing

Using patented scientific technology the project aims to enable producers to scan wool in-shed and detect micron, colour and crimp of the wool, by creating machine learning models accessed by affordable non-connected devices. This project will benefit the producer by providing real time wool test results cheaper and quicker than current laboratory options, allowing more sheep to be tested.

Multiple industries
Sheep & lamb Wool
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Traceability
  • Funded by

    Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

  • Project date

    31 May 2022 -
    30 Jun 2022

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Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
Research project

Horizon scan for new market opportunities in emerging industries

This project will conduct a market analysis of emerging agricultural-related food, fodder, fibre, and fertiliser products in general and eight …

Other rural industries
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Animal technology Aquaculture technology Consumer health Plant science Processing & packaging Renewable energy
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    5 Apr 2022 -
    29 Sep 2022

  • Research organisation

    Centre for International Economics

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Forestry
Plant science
Research project

Sustained productivity gains in softwood plantations through enablement of single-step genomic selection

This project forms part of a series that aims to at least double the rate of genetic gain in pine tree breeding in Australia. This project will focus on the extensive network of trials and orchards in the Gippsland region of Victoria to further implement cutting-edge single-step genomic selection, provide pedigree and identity assurance for the radiata pine breeding and deployment populations, and deliver new, high-throughput sample processing methods.

Forestry
Plant science
  • Funded by

    Forest and Wood Products Australia (FWPA)

  • Project date

    30 Mar 2022 -
    30 May 2024

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Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation E-commerce & market platforms Traceability
Research project

On-line measurement of intramuscular fat in hot lamb carcases

An imaging needle using an established medical technology has established a positive proof-of-concept to measure Intra Muscular Fat (IMF) percentage in an un-cut lamb carcase. Intramuscular fat contributes positively to the juiciness and flavour of lamb and is a useful indicator of eating quality. This project will assist in refining the pre-commercial prototype probe under development, validate the precision and accuracy of IMF measurement and release a prototype device to an early-adopter industry partner.

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Automation E-commerce & market platforms Traceability
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    9 Feb 2022 -
    1 Jun 2025

  • Research organisation

    The University of Adelaide (UA)

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Processing & packaging
Research project

Translating intramuscular fat measurement technology to the sheepmeat industry

Intramuscular fat contributes positively to the juiciness and flavour of lamb and is a useful indicator of eating quality. This project will deliver a commercially applicable intramuscular probe to measure intramuscular fat in un-cut lamb carcases. This project will focus on lamb but the device will also be applicable to beef.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Processing & packaging
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    15 Dec 2021 -
    31 Jan 2025

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Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Fisheries technology Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware
Research project

Services to Develop the Producer Technology Uptake Program Community of Practice Resources

This project is aimed at identifying and where required (and within the available budget and timeframe) developing content, tools and …

Cross industry
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Aquaculture technology Automation Consumer health Crop protection Fisheries technology Harvest technology Imagery Indoor agriculture Input management Machinery & hardware
  • Funded by

    AgriFutures Australia

  • Project date

    9 Dec 2021 -
    28 Apr 2022

  • Research organisation

    Price Rural Management Pty Ltd

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
E-commerce & market platforms
Research project

Supply chain integrity desirability analysis

This project will explore the supply chains and relationships that exist between Australian processors/exporters and the final retail customer. The research focuses on the proposition that there is a middle market where consumers are still prepared to pay a slightly higher price for enhanced integrity. Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) hypothesizes that such segments exist and technological solutions to providing information and assurances may add value to these mid-tier segments.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
E-commerce & market platforms
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Dec 2021 -
    30 Nov 2022

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms
Research project

Statistical Support for MSA Research & Development

Meat Standards Australia (MSA) was developed by the Australian red meat industry to improve the eating quality consistency of beef and sheepmeat. This funding will provide project and study design consultation as well as statistical support for MSA research and development, as directed by authorised MSA personnel.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology E-commerce & market platforms
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Oct 2021 -
    30 Mar 2023

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Cereal grains
Processing & packaging
Research project

Enhancing Rice Provenance and Quality Prediction

This project aims to reduce the amount of rice cracked during processing by delivering a digital ‘Product Quality and Prediction’ program in three stages so it can help growers choose rice varieties that are less prone to breakage.

Cereal grains
Processing & packaging
  • Funded by

    Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre (Food Agility CRC)

  • Project date

    26 Sep 2021 -
    30 Nov 2022

  • Research organisation

    Charles Sturt University (CSU)

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology
Research project

Red Meat Protein Ingredient Opportunities

This project aims to identify new formats for red meat proteins and new occasions for their use, with a view to developing a red meat protein supplement/ingredient that excites consumers and new and existing product manufacturers.

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Alternative protein Food processing technology
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    1 Sep 2021 -
    29 Jan 2023

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology Processing & packaging
Research project

The effect of lairage duration on carcase quality, yield and microbiological status

The purpose of lairage is to rest sheep and cattle prior to slaughter, to recover from loading and transport. This project will further develop the findings of a previous pilot study to determine if a shorter time in lairage improves carcase yield, meat quality and animal welfare at a commercial scale.

Beef cattle
Multiple technology areas
Animal technology Harvest technology Processing & packaging
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    15 Jul 2021 -
    19 Mar 2023

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Cereal grains
Crop protection
Research project

Determining the economic impact of Native Budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera) in cereal crops in the Western Region

Since 2018, there has been an annual and increasing trend in Western Australia of native budworm (Helicoverpa punctigera) causing feeding damage …

Cereal grains
Crop protection
  • Funded by

    Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC)

  • Project date

    1 Jul 2021 -
    30 Jun 2023

  • Research organisation

    Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) [WA]

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Vegetables
Research project

Quality improvement across the sweetpotato industry

This project will investigate pre- and post-harvest quality issues for Australian sweetpotatoes and develop a business case for quality improvements …

Vegetables
  • Funded by

    Hort Innovation

  • Project date

    28 Jun 2021 -
    1 Jul 2024

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Multiple industries
Beef cattle Dairy Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb
Plant science
Research project

Desktop analysis of opportunities for oil-enhanced forages

Feed quality from pastures and of forages is directly related to animal productivity. Higher quality forage lines will contribute to …

Multiple industries
Beef cattle Dairy Pasture, fodder & feed Sheep & lamb
Plant science
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    15 Jun 2021 -
    6 Feb 2023

  • Research organisation

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

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Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Traceability
Research project

MSA Sheepmeat Grading Model and Systems Development

This project will provide support for the development, delivery and implementation of the 'Mark II' Sheepmeat Cuts based system, which is designed to optimise eating quality and enhance on-farm practices to ensure a consistently high quality product is delivered to consumers.

Sheep & lamb
Multiple technology areas
Automation Food processing technology Traceability
  • Funded by

    Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)

  • Project date

    12 Jun 2021 -
    31 Dec 2022

  • Research organisation

    Management for Technology Pty Ltd

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Pork
Animal technology
Research project

Analysing production costs of whole v immunocastrated males

APL has previously conducted research studying the effects of immunocastration (IC), such as improvement of pork eating quality and affect …

Pork
Animal technology
  • Funded by

    Australian Pork (APL)

  • Project date

    1 Jun 2021 -
    28 Oct 2021

  • Research organisation

    The University of Melbourne

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