National Oaten Hay Breeding Program


This project will enable the transition of oat breeding from a public model to a commercial platform. The program will develop varieties that combine high yields (dry matter production), improved hay quality and robust agronomics.
InterGrain will work with industry stakeholders to refine the breeding targets to ensure that the varieties meet market needs.
The application of a commercial approach to breeding including the introduction of new technologies (including speed breeding, genomic selection and high throughput phenotyping) and increased scale will lead to a reduction in the variety development timeframe and significant improvement in genetic gain. Broadscale testing across Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales will enable the development of broadly adapted varieties.
InterGrain will directly commercialise the varieties, including market development activities, marketing and end point royalty management. 


Export Fodder

Research Organisation

Intergrain Pty Ltd

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Project Completion Date

Sunday, December 28, 2025

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

FCR-Production of high-quality export-grade fodder