Steve Barwick

Steve Barwick

Contact details:

phone: +61 (0)2 6773 3481

fax: +61 (0)2 6773 3266



Main Research Interests


Steve leads AGBU R & D in breeding objectives and selection indexes for beef cattle. A key development of his work is the BreedObject technology, which focusses BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation on selection. In addition to influencing developments in other species, applications of the technology ( extend across all major beef breeds and internationally.

Steve's interests encompass the genetics of each of the major trait areas of animal production. His early career included research in meat science and sheep breeding. In addition to his own research, he has had important design responsibilities for major industry programs including for the Cooperative Research Centre for Beef Genetic Technologies, and from 2007 to 2009 was also Associate Editor (Animal Genetics) of Journal of Animal Science for the American Society of Animal Science.

Current projects