Centre for Animal Science

QAAFI’s Centre for Animal Science (CAS) leads tropical livestock research and development in Australia. The centre works to improve animal health, welfare and productivity outcomes in the animal industries, and undertakes work in animal health programs, pest and disease control through improved detection, monitoring and vaccine technologies, plus application of integrated pest management systems.

The centre has a strong capability in genetics, breeding and reproductive capability of northern Australian cattle breeds.

CAS works in public health, food safety and biosecurity research, animal behaviour programs focussed on welfare and ethics, animal improvement programs and research in animal nutrition, metabolism and growth.

Research themes at the Centre for Animal Science

Our expertise includes:

  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Animal health
  • Animal nutrition
  • Analytical genomics

 
Prof. Stephen Moore
Director of Centre for Animal Science

Case studies

Featured case studies

A new vaccine offering season-long protection could play an important role in the battle against cattle ticks by reducing reliance on acaricides – pesticides which target ticks and mites – and allowing producers to move cattle from tick free to tick endemic areas. Researchers are also trialling a new single-dose tick vaccine delivery system.
An MLA-funded Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) has proved the three crucial management decisions impacting the productivity of replacement heifers are joining weight, bull selection and disease prevention.