+10 YEARS INVESTING IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
PRODUCER LED INNOVATION
Agrimix invests significant resources into Research and Development. We aim to find practical and scalable solutions to increase livestock productivity and sustainability across Northern Australia.
We are continually looking to collaborate with leading research institutions and we’re really proud to be developing innovative solutions that will help Australia achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Agrimix is leading a 3 year Cooperative Research Centres Project that brings together beef producers and leading research institutions to find new legume cultivars and reliable commercial-scale establishment methods that will increase livestock productivity across Northern Australia. This project included greenhouse gas mitigation investigations to determine if Desmanthus can help reduce methane emissions in cattle.
Further information in the MLA report
Our previous research suggests feeding beef cattle Desmanthus can reduce methane emissions by up to 10%. Partnering with CSIRO and JCU, this new research project will trial the use of Desmanthus in grazing paddocks in three commercial grazing operations across NSW and QLD. This project received grant funding from the Australian Government. You can read more about the government’s funding of low-emission livestock feed technologies here.
The project aims to equip producers with the skills and confidence to develop higher quality pasture and forage conservation that increases landscape and grazing system resilience during drought conditions. The University of New England were recently awarded an Innovation Grant from the Australian Government to develop a co-learning approach to increase the adoption of deep-rooted legumes and conserved forage as key strategies for drought resilient Northern Australian grazing systems. Agrimix are very excited to be collaborating with UNE, JCU and CSIRO on this $3million project. You can read more about UNE’s drought resilience projects here.
Driving research projects
Never one to back down from a research idea- Nick is head innovator at Agrimix and is passionate about backing science to deliver practicable research outcomes.
JCU Researcher and Plant Breeder
Chris has dedicated his life to pasture legume science and innovation. He’s a keen researcher, as well as a dedicated lecturer at James Cook University.
Seed Development & Production Manager
Mark is leading Agrimix’s extensive R&D program developing new legumes and tree species for pasture land across Australia.
Researchers at James Cook University have investigated the animal productivity benefits of feeding Progardes® to beef, cattle, goats and sheep.
We have undertaken research that underpins how Progardes® Desmanthus increases pasture productivity and the added benefits.
Collaborating with CSIRO, JCU and MLA, Agrimix have investigated the potential for Progardes® Desmanthus to be used as a nutritional supplementation strategy for greenhouse gas mitigation. You can read the final report from our first trials below.