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Animal Research and Development

Our applied agricultural research and development (R&D) and delivery of extension, education and training programs support the state's production of:

  • beef
  • dairy products
  • wool and sheep meat
  • pork
  • chickens and eggs
  • honey
  • prawns, crustaceans and fish (farmed and wild capture).

Our purpose is to improve the productivity, competiveness and profitability of Queensland's tropical and sub-tropical livestock businesses and industries and management options for its fisheries.

Producers that benefit from new technologies, tools and varieties derived from our R&D can:

  • remain profitable
  • grow their businesses
  • support their families
  • continue to produce food and fibre for local and export markets.

Consumers also benefit from agricultural R&D. These benefits include the year-round supply of safe, affordable, high-quality food and fibre produced in an ethically and environmentally sound manner.

Particular strengths are our focus on applied research, conducted in partnership with producers, and our understanding of tropical and sub-tropical production systems.

Strategic research, development and extension priorities

Each area works according to strategic research, development and extension priorities, which include helping industry to:

  • optimise productivity and profitability
  • remain competitive
  • minimise offsite or environmental impacts
  • improve animal welfare.

The fishing sector's priorities also include providing analysis of data concerning impacts of:

  • external factors on fishery productivity
  • commercial fishing
  • other factors on aquatic ecosystems.

Last updated 24 April 2015