Improving cattle sperm sorting
Our researchers have studied the cell surface of bull sperm to generate information that may be used in novel reproductive technologies for dairy and beef cattle.
Breeding the horns out of cattle
A discovery by CSIRO scientists has been central to the development of an accurate DNA test that may help the Australian cattle industry end the painful practice of dehorning beef cattle.
Food Futures Flagship UPDATE
The programs of Food Futures Flagship will transform the agrifood sector of the nation through new technologies and collaborations. News from this initiative can be found in the Food Futures UPDATE e-newsletter.
Adding soluble fibre to staple grains
The development of grains with higher levels of β-glucan was one research achievement of the High Fibre Grains Collaboration Cluster, which formally closed in March this year.
Understanding the sex of salmon
Producing only female salmon is critical to the success of the A$408 million Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry in Australia. Our researchers are developing a genetic test to distinguish the sex of young salmon.
See wheat inspired art in August
At the Enlighten festival in Canberra, Eleanor Gates-Stuart’s artworks featuring wheat and weevils were projected on the side of Questacon. There are several more opportunities to see her work during August.
Salmon need to eat omega-3s too
An international fellowship has given Dr Brett Glencross the opportunity to assess the nutritional needs of Atlantic salmon, with results that are significant for the salmon industry in Australia.
'Perfect' food for 'perfect' prawns
Australian researchers have developed a food additive for farmed prawns that will mean prawn lovers will have access to more sustainable prawns that still taste great.