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Oral pain relief for cattle

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Livestock Husbandry

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Using Life Cycle Assessments to guarantee accurate information on beef and lamb farming

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Climate variability
Emissions
Energy

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Developing a Life Cycle Inventory for Australian Agriculture

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Climate variability
Emissions
Viability

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Understanding soil carbon in rangelands

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Soil and groundcover

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Communicating to producers on R&D

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Emissions

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Develop methane measuring devices

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Emissions

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Genetic improvements to reduce methane from Angus cattle

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Emissions

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Measuring methane production for northern cattle

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Emissions

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Breeding low methane producing sheep

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Emissions

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Understanding the microbial activity in the rumen

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Emissions

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A tool to investigate methane mitigation strategies

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Emissions

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Suppressing microbes that produce methane

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Emissions

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Novel strategies to reduce methane generation

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Emissions

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Peptide phage display libraries

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Emissions

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Northern fodder plants ability to reduce methane

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Emissions

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Finding bacteria to metabolise methane

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Emissions

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Investigating how hydrogen manipulation can reduce methane

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Emissions

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NSW reducing emissions from sheep demonstration farm

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Emissions

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Responding to animal welfare during crises

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Livestock Mortality

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Demonstrating open-path laser to measure methane

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Emissions

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West Australian Demonstration farm

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Emissions

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Producing energy from feedlot manure

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Climate variability
Emissions
Waste

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Dietary supplements to reduce methane produciton

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Emissions

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Investigation of prickly acacia dieback

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Pests and weeds
Viability

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Manure management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at feedlots

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Emissions

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Biogas Safety Manual

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Emissions

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Feedlot pond methane emissions

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Emissions
Energy

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A guide to best husbandry practice in sheep

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Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry

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Increasing lamb survival rates

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Livestock Mortality

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Biocontrol for weeds impacting the livestock industry

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Serving up tastier saltbush

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Viability

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Improving the Northern Australian Fire Information Website

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Biodiversity
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Developing training packages for managing livestock in Australian export markets

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Live Export

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Improving perennials to deal with variable rainfall

Topics:
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Water

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Climate Clever Beef

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Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Measuring carbon emissions in the processing sector

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Climate variability
Emissions
Energy

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Covering anaerobic lagoons

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Emissions

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Improving fence position for environmental benefits

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Biodiversity
Viability
Water

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Wambiana grazing trial Phase 2

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Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Better management delivering more lamb per hectare

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Viability

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Nitrogen contribution to grazing ecosystems by Cyanobacteria

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Soil and groundcover

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Innovative options for increasing productivity in the northern beef industry

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Emissions
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Recovery of the water cycle on grazing lands

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Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Investigating alternative ways of handling sheep

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Viability
Feedlots and Grain Fed

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CSIRO Water footprinting tool

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Water

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Effect of rendering on processing waste and emissions

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Emissions
Waste

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Environmental performance review for processing plants

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Energy
Viability
Waste
Water

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Summary of resource & greenhouse gas trends

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Emissions
Energy
Water

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Reusing water in abattoirs

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Viability
Water

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Evergraze

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Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Evergraze regional packages

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Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Water

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South-West West Australian EverGraze test site

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Soil and groundcover
Water

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Southern Victoria EverGraze test site

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Animal welfare
Soil and groundcover
Water

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North East Victoria EverGraze test site

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Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Minimising solid waste in meat processing

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Waste

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Biodiversity toolkit

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Biodiversity

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Southern Slopes NSW EverGraze test site

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Central slopes NSW EverGraze test site

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Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Northern slopes NSW EverGraze test site

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Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Managing reproductive diseases in Queensland cattle herds

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Viability
Livestock Mortality

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Controlling external parasites in beef cattle

Topics:
Animal welfare
Pests and weeds
Hormones & Antibiotics

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Managing grazing land in the Pilbara

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Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water

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Energy recovery from feedlot wastes

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Water

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Targeting woody weeds in Australia’s north

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Biodiversity
Pests and weeds
Viability

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Unmanned aircraft control of weeds in extensive northern areas

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Pests and weeds

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Maximising carcase utilisation

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Viability
Meat Processing

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More sustainably converting low value meat processing co-products into high value commodities

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Energy
Viability

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Managing contaminants at feedlots

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Waste

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Minimising pain for cattle during castration

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Livestock Husbandry

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Manure nutrient evaluation

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Emissions
Soil and groundcover
Waste

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Creating biogas from solid waste

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Emissions
Energy
Viability
Waste

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Value adding to waste

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Viability
Waste

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New wastewater treatment technologies

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Water

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Cattle Welfare Initiatives in low Body Condition Score

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Transport
Livestock Mortality

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Climate change adaptation in southern Australia

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Climate variability

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Climate Champions

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Climate variability

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Harnessing fungi in the fight against giant rats tail grass

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Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Adapting to a carbon constrained future

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Climate variability
Emissions
Viability

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Accelerating the release of a vaccine against Barbers Pole worm

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Pests and weeds
Viability
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality

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Impacts of climate variability

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Viability
Feedlots and Grain Fed

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Climate change adaptation for northern Australia

Topics:
Climate variability
Viability

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Climate change adaptation for northern Australia Regional evaluation and adoption

Topics:
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Adoption of more sustainable management practices

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Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Linking on farm needs with research priorities

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability

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Cogeneration cost benefit study

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Energy
Viability

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Wild dog and fox control

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Pests and weeds
Viability
Livestock Mortality

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Creating energy from solid waste

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Energy
Waste

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Castration options for calves

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Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry

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Selectively breeding to prevent dehorning

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Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry
Livestock Mortality

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Working to eradicate sheep measles

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Viability
Livestock Mortality

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Contraception technologies

Topics:
Animal welfare
Viability
Livestock Husbandry

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Produce nationally consistent guidelines for transporting livestock

Topics:
Animal welfare
Livestock Transport

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