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Wool Stocktake : AWI Annual Report 2009-10
Preparing for a carbon economy 1. CCRSPI (Climate Change Research Strategy for Primary Industries) Phase 2 complete: Successfully co-ordinated research proposals for DAFF funding and developed network of collaboration, co-ordination, knowledge sharing between RDCs and agencies. 2. AWI participates in the National Reducing Emission from Livestock Research Program (REFLP) and AWI funding is directed to two projects: • Developing an individual measuring system for ruminants • Metagenomic analysis of feed utilisation and hydrogen balance for lower methane emissions. 3. Phenotyping of sheep at Falkiner Memorial Field Station for methane emissions completed. Sheep have moved to Sheep CRC projects for further analysis. 4. EverGraze complete: • Over 13,500 people participated in the project. Approximately 3,300 producers adopted EverGraze principles • 130 knowledge products developed, engagement with 11 Catchment Management Authorities (CMAs) and a further 6 agribusiness groups • 2010/11 planning year for R, D & E to June 2014. Additional data will be collected from three Native Pasture sites during 2010/11. Fibre and product quality specification • Evaluation of electronic bale identification. Farm to broker and early stage processor (ESP) trial conducted. No identifiable cost or operational efficiencies were identified at the farm or broker level. Potential for improved efficiencies of stock management for ESPs appears to exist. REPORT OF OPERATIONS -- ON-FARM R&D
AWI Annual Report 2008-09
AWI Annual Report 2010-11