About the Sheep CRC

40 organisations, from all sectors of the sheep supply chain, are working together with the Sheep CRC to make the possible practical. The three programs of research are:

This is the most comprehensive group that has ever been assembled to work cooperatively to shape and deliver a livestock research and development program with whole-of-industry benefits.

The CRC is co-funded under the Commonwealth Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Programme.

The CRC publishes a monthly e-newsletter which including research program updates and other highlights. To read the latest updates click here.


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RamSelect.com.au a game changer for sheep genetics market Monday 27th of July 2015
RamSelect.com.au a game changer for sheep genetics market Monday 27th of July 2015
A new web-based app launched today, www.RamSelect.com.au, is set to change the way sheep producers select the genetics they need to bolster production and profit. In a major step forward for the sheep industry, RamSelect.com.au will allow commercial sheep producers to purchase rams using Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) without the need for a detailed understanding of the data.

New web-based ram selection app wows sheep breeders Thursday 23rd of July 2015
New web-based ram selection app wows sheep breeders Thursday 23rd of July 2015
Sheep breeders, commercial producers and farm advisers have been wowed by a sneak preview of a new genetic selection tool that will be released to industry next week. The web-based app, www.ramselect.com.au, will be officially launched on July 27.

Mining big data for sheep breeding solutions Thursday 23rd of July 2015
Mining big data for sheep breeding solutions Thursday 23rd of July 2015
The sheep industry is awash with data, from micron measurements through to genome sequencing but until now it has been an overwhelming task for farmers to fully capture its value. The Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation is working to take the complexity out of data mining to unleash a new round of genetic gains and productivity improvements, writes CEO James Rowe.

Flock transformed in just six years Monday 22nd of June 2015
Flock transformed in just six years Monday 22nd of June 2015
Transforming the genetic make-up of a flock of sheep is no longer an inter-generational task, but one that has been achieved by Queensland woolgrower Stuart Mitchell in just six years through the use of objective selection tools.

Animal welfare social research to the next level Tuesday 16th of June 2015
Animal welfare social research to the next level Tuesday 16th of June 2015
Researchers have begun a series of sheep producer focus groups to examine in detail current monitoring practices and their attitudes towards animal welfare.

RamSelect workshop - Orange (NSW) Monday 10th of August
RamSelect workshop - Orange (NSW) Monday 10th of August
RamSelect is a one day practical workshop building confidence to select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures and visual assessment; prepare for the auction or selection day and invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Orange (NSW) Friday 14th of August
RamSelect workshop - Orange (NSW) Friday 14th of August
RamSelect - a half day practical workshop building confidence to: select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures and visual assessment; prepare for the auction or selection day; invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Parndana (SA) Tuesday 25th of August
RamSelect workshop - Parndana (SA) Tuesday 25th of August
RamSelect is a one day practical workshop building confidence to select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures and visual assessment; prepare for the auction or selection day and invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Dubbo (NSW) Tuesday 15th of September
RamSelect workshop - Dubbo (NSW) Tuesday 15th of September
RamSelect is a one day practical workshop building confidence to select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures and visual assessment; prepare for the auction or selection day and invest in rams for production and profit.

Executive Committee meeting - via teleconference Thursday 22nd of October
Executive Committee meeting - via teleconference Thursday 22nd of October
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to oversee the management of the CRC to ensure that Programs comply with the objectives of the CRC, that co-operation of the communication between Programs is maintained and liaison with the Commonwealth is consistent.


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