AUS – GENE TECH IN LIVESTOCK BRIMMING WITH POTENTIAL
SOURCE: Queensland Country Life – 27 August 2021
Using gene technology in livestock is brimming with potential, from using warthog genes to stop African swine flu killing pigs to ending the need to cull male chicks.
For more than a decade, the cropping sector has benefited from gene technology, which has been used to make species more drought or pest resistant, or more resistant to certain pesticides. But using the same technology in animals is still in its infancy. …
That could soon change, as researchers explore the practical applications of the technology and government policy slowly shifts.