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Queensland Government

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Brian Pastures Research Facility

Part of research heard of cattle

Agri-Science Queensland, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

The Brian Pastures Research Facility is a 2000 ha research site located in the North Burnett Region of South East Queensland, a district renowned for quality agricultural products. The facility is centrally located to some of Queensland's major cattle producing areas, providing ease of access for research scientists, universities and students. Maintained to a research ready standard offerings include a highly recorded herd being utilised for Intensive Genotyping & Phenotyping, commercial herd Bone Phosphorus Retention & Replenishment, SWIFTSYND-[Gunsynd], Forestry Hardwood Cultivare Trial


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Intensive genotyping and phenotyping, semi-intensive environment
  • Bone phosphorus retention and replenishment, intensive environment
  • SWIFTSYND Pasture Methodology
  • Forestry hardwood cultivare trial and facilitates
  • Irrigation area 100 acres
  • Historical research valued to industry and validated scientific results continue to be utilised by industry

Facilities and major equipment

  • 2,000 ha Research Facility
  • Onsite-fully maintained, farming plant and equipment
  • Laboratories, cold room, drying ovens
  • Irrigation capability
  • Horticulture - seedling shed
  • Livestock handling facilities
  • Intensive livestock research facilities

Number of research staff

Upto 20 research staff


Brian Pastures Road, Gayndah Qld, 4625

Organisation type

  • Queensland Government – Partner

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Last updated:
19 June 2019