The success and efficiency of Australia’s multi-billion dollar livestock industries are built upon the quality and performance of their animals.

Farmers are continually striving to improve the productivity, meat and wool quality and reproductive quality of their herds.

However, the pressure is now really on farm businesses to even further improve efficiencies in water and nutrient use and environmental impacts, and demonstrate good animal welfare practices. All this with heightened volatility in markets, input costs and the climate, and complexity in the business operating environment


Our mission

Deliver innovative science impacts in Breeding and Genomics  Nutrition and Production, Health and Resilience and Sustainability and Welfare that transform global livestock production.

Our guiding principles

  • We work at the Global scale to deliver impact for industry, regulators and governments through deep relationships encompassing the CSIRO values
  • We are trusted advisers for Livestock R&D, and operate with integrity to undertake excellent science
  • We are thought leaders and agents for transformation of Livestock practices
  • We utilise world class Livestock R&D facilities
  • We offer rewarding careers and are a magnet for science talent

Please contact one of our team members to find out more about us and what we can do for your livestock operation.

Please check out the livestock pages on the main CSIRO website and refer to CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food website for further information.