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Oral pain relief for cattle

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Livestock Husbandry
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#1 
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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#1 
Farm300: Boosting livestock production efficiency by reducing GHG emissions from livestock

Topics:
Climate variability
Viability
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#2 
Developing a Life Cycle Inventory for Australian Agriculture

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Climate variability
Emissions
Viability
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#2 
Understanding how a by-product from winemaking can reduce livestock emissions

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Climate variability
Emissions
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#3 
Adapting to climate variability

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Climate variability
Viability
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#4 
Understanding soil carbon in rangelands

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
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#4 
Seeking a cattle tick vaccine

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality
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#5 
Measuring methane in grazing livestock

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#5 
Communicating to producers on R&D

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Emissions
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#6 
Developing membranes to better measure methane

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#6 
Develop methane measuring devices

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Emissions
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#7 
Measuring methane emissions from grazing sheep and cattle

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Climate variability
Emissions
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#7 
Genetic improvements to reduce methane from Angus cattle

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Emissions
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#8 
Using genetic technologies to reduce methane emissions from Australian beef cattle

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Climate variability
Emissions
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#8 
Measuring methane production for northern cattle

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Emissions
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#9 
Breeding low methane producing sheep

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Emissions
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#9 
Improving dung beetle activity in winter

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Viability
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#10 
Developing algae based foods to reduce methane emissions from cattle

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#10 
Understanding the microbial activity in the rumen

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Emissions
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#11 
Assessing feed additives to reduce methane emissions

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Climate variability
Emissions
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#11 
A tool to investigate methane mitigation strategies

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Emissions
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#12 
Investigating the role of nitrate salts in cutting methane emissions

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#12 
Suppressing microbes that produce methane

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Emissions
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#13 
Cutting livestock methane emissions through nitrate supplements

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Climate variability
Emissions
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#13 
Novel strategies to reduce methane generation

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Emissions
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#14 
Investigating livestock feed options to cut methane emissions in southern Australia

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#14 
Peptide phage display libraries

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Emissions
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#15 
Studying the impact of forage plantations on greenhouse gas emissions

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#15 
Northern fodder plants ability to reduce methane

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Emissions
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#16 
Identifying the best plant species for reducing methane emissions

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#16 
Finding bacteria to metabolise methane

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Emissions
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#17 
Investigating the role of plants in livestock methane production

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#17 
Investigating how hydrogen manipulation can reduce methane

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Emissions
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#18 
Efficient Livestock and Low Emissions from southern grazing systems

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Emissions
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#19 
Combatting shy feeding in the sheep export industry

Topics:
Animal welfare
Live Export
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#20 
NSW reducing emissions from sheep demonstration farm

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Emissions
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#20 
Responding to animal welfare during crises

Topics:
Livestock Mortality
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#20 
Developing a nutrition program for Feedlots during a heat crisis

Topics:
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#21 
Understanding micro-organisms in livestock

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#21 
Demonstrating open-path laser to measure methane

Topics:
Emissions
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#22 
West Australian Demonstration farm

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Emissions
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#22 
Producing energy from feedlot manure

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
Waste
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#22 
Phosphorus efficient legume pasture systems

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#23 
Analysing livestock microbes to cut methane emissions

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
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#23 
Dietary supplements to reduce methane produciton

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Emissions
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#24 
Identifying shrubs that can be fed to sheep and cattle to cut methane production

Topics:
Animal welfare
Climate variability
Emissions
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#24 
Investigation of prickly acacia dieback

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
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#25 
Manure management to reduce greenhouse gas emissions at feedlots

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Emissions
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#25 
Biogas Safety Manual

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Emissions
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#25 
Supporting the sustainable & profitable development of northern Australia’s beef industry

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Viability
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#26 
Feedlot manure greenhouse gas emissions

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
Waste
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#27 
Feedlot pond methane emissions

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Emissions
Energy
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#27 
Identifying the effects of vaccination in cattle prior to feedlot entry

Topics:
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#28 
A guide to best husbandry practice in sheep

Topics:
Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry
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#28 
Increasing lamb survival rates

Topics:
Livestock Mortality
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#28 
Preparing for a potential outbreak of Bluetounge disease in Australian Sheep

Topics:
Hormones & Antibiotics
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#29 
Controlling footrot in sheep

Topics:
Viability
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality
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#30 
Biocontrol for weeds impacting the livestock industry

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#30 
Protecting valuable land from Wallabies

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
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#31 
Studying the impact of grazing intensity on wildlife abundance

Topics:
Biodiversity
Viability
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#32 
Developing Feedlot euthanasia guidelines

Topics:
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#33 
Serving up tastier saltbush

Topics:
Viability
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#33 
Managing Bellyache Bush

Topics:
Pests and weeds
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#34 
Improving the Northern Australian Fire Information Website

Topics:
Biodiversity
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#34 
Developing training packages for managing livestock in Australian export markets

Topics:
Live Export
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#34 
Field Establishment of new Dung Beetle Species

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Waste Products
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#35 
Improving perennials to deal with variable rainfall

Topics:
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Water
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#35 
Remoting calving alert system for beef cattle

Topics:
Livestock Mortality
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#36 
Climate Clever Beef

Topics:
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#36 
Targeted feral pig control

Topics:
Animal welfare
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#37 
Measuring carbon emissions in the processing sector

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
Energy
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#37 
Covering anaerobic lagoons

Topics:
Emissions
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#37 
Whole farm analysis

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
Energy
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#38 
Improving fence position for environmental benefits

Topics:
Biodiversity
Viability
Water
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#38 
Grass Seed Action Program to cut waste

Topics:
Viability
Meat Processing
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#39 
Sowing into new territory

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#40 
Wambiana grazing trial Phase 2

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#40 
A seaweed supplement that reduces methane emissions

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Emissions
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#41 
Better management delivering more lamb per hectare

Topics:
Viability
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#41 
Reducing methane emissions through breeding

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Emissions
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#42 
Studying livestock self medication

Topics:
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality
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#43 
Spelling strategies for recovery of pasture condition

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#44 
CSIRO Lansdown demonstration farm

Topics:
Animal welfare
Viability
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#44 
Nitrogen contribution to grazing ecosystems by Cyanobacteria

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
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#45 
Improving productivity of rundown sown grass pastures

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#46 
Innovative options for increasing productivity in the northern beef industry

Topics:
Emissions
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#46 
Reducing the rabbit scourge

Topics:
Biodiversity
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#47 
Recovery of the water cycle on grazing lands

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#47 
Investigating alternative ways of handling sheep

Topics:
Viability
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#47 
Developing innovative livestock systems to adapt to climate change & reduce emissions

Topics:
Emissions
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#48 
CSIRO Water footprinting tool

Topics:
Water
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#48 
Walk over weighing remote camera monitoring for cattle

Topics:
Animal welfare
Viability
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#49 
Effect of rendering on processing waste and emissions

Topics:
Emissions
Waste
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#49 
Enhancing immunity to improve lamb and weaner survival

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Mortality
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#50 
Environmental performance review for processing plants

Topics:
Energy
Viability
Waste
Water
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#50 
Summary of resource & greenhouse gas trends

Topics:
Emissions
Energy
Water
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#50 
Developing replacements for aversive procedures

Topics:
Livestock Husbandry
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#51 
Reusing water in abattoirs

Topics:
Viability
Water
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#51 
Demonstrating the benefits of implementing water point telemetry on extensive beef enterprises

Topics:
Viability
Water
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#52 
Giving farmers the edge in improving their operations

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#53 
Breeding cattle without horns

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Husbandry
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#54 
Evergraze

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#54 
Humane, low pain method for castration & tail docking

Topics:
Livestock Husbandry
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#55 
Evergraze regional packages

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Water
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#55 
South-West West Australian EverGraze test site

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Water
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#55 
Developing ways to minimise the pain of aversive procedures

Topics:
Livestock Husbandry
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#56 
Southern Victoria EverGraze test site

Topics:
Animal welfare
Soil and groundcover
Water
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#56 
Using fungus to reduce fly numbers at cattle feedlots

Topics:
Livestock Mortality
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#57 
North East Victoria EverGraze test site

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#57 
Effect of muddy feedlot pens on cattle

Topics:
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#58 
Minimising solid waste in meat processing

Topics:
Waste
Progress
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#58 
Biodiversity toolkit

Topics:
Biodiversity
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#58 
Finding better strategies to deal with bovine respiratory disease

Topics:
Animal welfare
Viability
Livestock Mortality
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#59 
Southern Slopes NSW EverGraze test site

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
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#59 
Reducing heat load on cattle in Feedlots

Topics:
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#60 
Central slopes NSW EverGraze test site

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
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#60 
Best practice beef breeding management in Indonesia

Topics:
Animal welfare
Viability
Live Export
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#61 
Northern slopes NSW EverGraze test site

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
Progress
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#61 
Evaluating the performance of sheep grazing Tedera

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
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#62 
Managing reproductive diseases in Queensland cattle herds

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Mortality
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#62 
Real time pasture cover estimation

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
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#63 
Controlling external parasites in beef cattle

Topics:
Animal welfare
Pests and weeds
Hormones & Antibiotics
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#63 
Improving castration methods

Topics:
Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry
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#64 
More Beef from Pastures

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
Progress
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#65 
Managing grazing land in the Pilbara

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
Progress
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#65 
Using contraception technologies to manage pests and feral animals

Topics:
Pests and weeds
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#66 
Making More From sheep

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#67 
Feedlot design manual

Topics:
Viability
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#67 
Energy recovery from feedlot wastes

Topics:
Water
Progress
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#68 
Prickly Acacia control

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#69 
Humane control of feral pigs

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
Progress
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#70 
Targeting woody weeds in Australia’s north

Topics:
Biodiversity
Pests and weeds
Viability
Progress
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#70 
Investigating Herbicide Resistance

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Progress
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#71 
Unmanned aircraft control of weeds in extensive northern areas

Topics:
Pests and weeds
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#71 
Maximising carcase utilisation

Topics:
Viability
Meat Processing
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#71 
Understanding the genetic relationship between feed efficiency, methane production and reproduction in sheep

Topics:
Emissions
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#72 
Controlling Parkinsonia with native fungi

Topics:
Biodiversity
Pests and weeds
Viability
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#73 
More sustainably converting low value meat processing co-products into high value commodities

Topics:
Energy
Viability
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#73 
Maximising energy-yielding rumen pathways in response to methane inhibition

Topics:
Emissions
Viability
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#74 
Control of rubber bush

Topics:
Biodiversity
Pests and weeds
Viability
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#75 
Managing contaminants at feedlots

Topics:
Waste
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#75 
Minimising pain for cattle during castration

Topics:
Livestock Husbandry
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#75 
Better understanding the rumen for sheep.

Topics:
Emissions
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#76 
Manure handbook

Topics:
Viability
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#77 
Manure nutrient evaluation

Topics:
Emissions
Soil and groundcover
Waste
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#77 
Studying bedding materials for cattle feedlots

Topics:
Emissions
Feedlots and Grain Fed
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#78 
Creating biogas from solid waste

Topics:
Emissions
Energy
Viability
Waste
Progress
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#78 
Using algae to supplement cattle protein needs

Topics:
Viability
Progress
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#79 
Creating bioplastics from processing waste

Topics:
Viability
Waste
Progress
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#80 
Value adding to waste

Topics:
Viability
Waste
Progress
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#80 
Working to prevent serious livestock diseases

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Mortality
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#81 
New wastewater treatment technologies

Topics:
Water
Progress
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#81 
Sheep, Cattle and Goat Yard Manual

Topics:
Live Export
Livestock Transport
Saleyards
Progress
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#82 
Tackling worms to reduce sheep drenching and mortality

Topics:
Animal welfare
Pests and weeds
Viability
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#83 
Cattle Welfare Initiatives in low Body Condition Score

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Transport
Livestock Mortality
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#83 
Development of a Global Assurance Program for the Livestock Export Industry

Topics:
Live Export
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#84 
Climate change adaptation in southern Australia

Topics:
Climate variability
Progress
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#84 
Cutting chemical reliance in controlling sheep parasites

Topics:
Viability
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#85 
Better equipping farmers to deal with climate variability

Topics:
Climate variability
Viability
Progress
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#86 
Climate Champions

Topics:
Climate variability
Progress
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#86 
Harnessing fungi in the fight against giant rats tail grass

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#86 
Further improving the environment on board livestock vessels

Topics:
Live Export
Livestock Transport
Progress
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#87 
Adapting to a carbon constrained future

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
Viability
Progress
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#87 
Accelerating the release of a vaccine against Barbers Pole worm

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
Hormones & Antibiotics
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#87 
Determining temperature/humidity thresholds for sheep exported from Australia to the Middle East

Topics:
Live Export
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#88 
Impacts of climate variability

Topics:
Viability
Feedlots and Grain Fed
Progress
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#88 
Producer Demonstration Sites

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Water
Progress
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#89 
Climate change adaptation for northern Australia

Topics:
Climate variability
Viability
Progress
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#89 
Understanding rabbit resistance to rabbit hemorrhagic disease

Topics:
Biodiversity
Pests and weeds
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#90 
Climate change adaptation for northern Australia Regional evaluation and adoption

Topics:
Climate variability
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#90 
Breeding virulent rabbit haemorrhagic disease viruses for rabbit control

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#91 
Mentor support for Postdoctoral Fellow

Topics:
Viability
Progress
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#92 
Meat Profit Days

Topics:
Viability
Progress
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#93 
Adoption of more sustainable management practices

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#93 
Improving regional decision making for coordinated rabbit management

Topics:
Biodiversity
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#94 
Linking on farm needs with research priorities

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Viability
Progress
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#94 
Sustainable wild dog control

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
Progress
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#95 
Investigating the use of recycled water for sustainable food production

Topics:
Viability
Water
Progress
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#95 
Cogeneration cost benefit study

Topics:
Energy
Viability
Progress
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#96 
Wild dog and fox control

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#96 
Creating energy from solid waste

Topics:
Energy
Waste
Progress
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#96 
The long term effect of feedlot manure on soil page

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Feedlots and Grain Fed
Progress
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#97 
Castration options for calves

Topics:
Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry
Progress
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#97 
Using Phosphorous efficiently

Topics:
Soil and groundcover
Waste Products
Progress
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#98 
Selectively breeding to prevent dehorning

Topics:
Animal welfare
Livestock Husbandry
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#98 
Working to eradicate sheep measles

Topics:
Viability
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#99 
Contraception technologies

Topics:
Animal welfare
Viability
Livestock Husbandry
Progress
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#99 
Stopping domestic dogs becoming wild

Topics:
Pests and weeds
Viability
Livestock Mortality
Progress
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#100 
Coordination of the National Livestock Methane Program

Topics:
Climate variability
Emissions
Viability
Progress
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#100 
Produce nationally consistent guidelines for transporting livestock

Topics:
Animal welfare
Livestock Transport
Progress
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