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Translating science into the next generation meat quality program for Australian lamb

Pethick, D.W.ORCID: 0000-0002-3255-7677, Ball, A.J., Banks, R.G., Gardner, G.E.ORCID: 0000-0001-7499-9986, Rowe, J.B. and Jacob, R.H. (2014) Translating science into the next generation meat quality program for Australian lamb. Meat Science, 96 (2). pp. 1013-1015.

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This paper introduces a series of papers in the form of a special edition that reports phenotypic analyses done in parallel with genotypic analyses for the Australian Sheep Industry Cooperative Research Centre (Sheep CRC) using data generated from the information nucleus flock (INF). This has allowed new knowledge to be gained of the genetic, environment and management factors that impact on the carcase and eating quality, visual appeal, odour and health attributes of Australian lamb meat. The research described involved close collaboration with commercial partners across the supply chain in the sire breeding as well as the meat processing industries. This approach has enabled timely delivery and adoption of research results to industry in an unprecedented way and provides a good model for future research.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Copyright: © 2013 The Authors.
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