The Grains Research & Development Corporation (GRDC) is one of the world's leading grains research organisations, responsible for planning, investing and overseeing research and development, delivering improvements in production, sustainability and profitability across the Australian grains industry. The GRDC is a statutory corporation, operating as a research investment body in partnership with grain growers and the Australian Government. The corporation was founded in 1990 under the Primary Industries and Energy Research and Development Act 1989 (PIERD Act) and is subject to accountability and reporting obligations set out in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies Act 1997 (CAC Act) and in the Commonwealth Authorities and Companies (Report of Operations) Orders 2005. The GRDC's portfolio department is the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF).

The GRDC's mission is to invest in research and development for the greatest benefit of Australian grain growers and the Government through linking innovative research with industry needs.

The GRDC's vision is for a profitable, internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable grains industry.

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  • Nutritive value of winter wheat for broiler chickens 

    Hughes, R. J; Acone, L; Zviedrans, P; Choct, M (University of Sydney, 2000)
    The nutritive value of Australian winter wheat varieties for broiler chickens was assessed in a series of conventional energy balance studies each of 7-days duration. Across all samples, the mean and standard deviation ...
  • Feed uses for barley 

    Black, J. L; Tredrea, A. M; Nielsen, S. G; Flinn, P. C; Kaiser, A. G; van Barneveld, R. J (2005)
    Cereal grains with their high starch content are fed to livestock predominantly as a source of energy for rapid growth or high milk yield and also for subsistence in times of poor pasture availability. Results from the ...
  • Quality feed grains: Research highlights and opportunities 

    Black, J. L (The Regional Institute Ltd, Online Community Publishing, 2001)
    The available energy content of cereal grains varies widely both between animal species and between grain cultivars. The Premium Grains for Livestock Program was established to determine the causes of this variation and ...
  • The nutritive value of frosted wheat for sheep 

    Richardson, E. C; Kaiser, A. G; Piltz, J. W (CSIRO Publishing, PO Box 1139, Collingwood, Vic. 3066, 2001)
    The effect of frosting on the nutritive value of wheat grain was determined in a digestibility experiment with sheep. Thirty-six Merino wethers were maintained on diets of lucerne chaff (30%) and whole wheat grain (70%) ...

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