About the Sheep CRC


40 organisations, from all sectors of the sheep supply chain, are working together 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 includes research program updates. To read these latest updates click here.


 

 


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eID pays dividends for small flock at Henty Tuesday 21st of April 2015
eID pays dividends for small flock at Henty Tuesday 21st of April 2015
With a small flock of around 500 ewes, Lee and Hetty O’Brien have found significant benefits from a modest investment in electronic identification (eID) equipment.

Electronic ID brings benefits for sheep producers Thursday 26th of March 2015
Electronic ID brings benefits for sheep producers Thursday 26th of March 2015
Article courtesy of the Kondinin Group

Objective data for ram teams the key to success at Trundle Monday 16th of March 2015
Objective data for ram teams the key to success at Trundle Monday 16th of March 2015
Close analysis of objective data and a commitment to buying rams in well-matched teams is driving significant and consistent improvement across the flock of Central West NSW producer Anthony Drenkhahn.

Understanding Merinos equals profit Thursday 5th of March 2015
Understanding Merinos equals profit Thursday 5th of March 2015
While Merino sheep have been the back upon which the wool industry was built, there is growing appreciation for their contribution to the Australian sheepmeat industry.

eID: Better information, better decisions, faster results Thursday 26th of February 2015
eID: Better information, better decisions, faster results Thursday 26th of February 2015
Electronic identification (eID) technology is offering sheep producers a chance to improve sheep breeding selection, animal well-being and performance management of their flock. To assist producers to capitalise on the opportunities, a field day was run at Mt William, Guyra on Tuesday.

ASWGA Seminar - Armidale NSW Saturday 2nd of May
ASWGA Seminar - Armidale NSW Saturday 2nd of May
The annual Australian Superfine Woolgrowers Association seminar and fleece competition is being held on 1st and 2nd May in Armidale. Sheep CRC CEO, James Rowe will deliver the latest insights in several areas.

Using eID for sheep management and breeding - Tamworth (NSW) Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21st of May 2015
Using eID for sheep management and breeding - Tamworth (NSW) Wednesday 20th to Thursday 21st of May 2015
This is a vital workshop for sheep producers interested in electronic identification (eID). This course is a great opportunity to gain practical skills through interaction with industry experts.

Sheep Innovation Day - UNE's Kirby Farm, Armidale (NSW) Friday 29th of May
Sheep Innovation Day - UNE's Kirby Farm, Armidale (NSW) Friday 29th of May
This field day will provide overviews of the CRC and current research programs; using eID in sheep enterprises together with demonstrations by technology companies in the new shearing shed. This is a CRC/MLA and UNE event.


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