Animal science researchers tackle pressing challenges as they work to improve the productivity and welfare of livestock and other animals, while ensuring the sustainability of animal production systems.

These challenges include mitigating methane emissions from ruminant livestock, alleviating the impacts of a changing climate, and understanding impacts of physiological stressors to increase productivity and profitability of animal production systems.

In response, researchers are developing innovative solutions that integrate all aspects of animal production, including reproduction, parasitology and meat science to enhance animal production systems and improve animal welfare.

UQ animal science researchers specialise in production and equine science. We lead research in sustainable livestock systems, anatomy and physiology, endocrinology, breeding and genetics, individual animal management, and more.

We collaborate with primary producers, industry bodies, NGOs, government and academic institutions to ensure the availability of nutritious and affordable animal-based food products while promoting animal welfare and environmental sustainability.

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