About the Sheep CRC

One of the major challenges of the Sheep CRC is to continue the technological transformation of the Australian sheep industry through:

Forty organisations, covering the full length of the sheep supply chain, supported an extension of the highly successful Sheep CRC which was successful in gaining funding from 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2019. The CRC is co-funded under the Commonwealth Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Program.

The importance of meeting these challenges has been recognised by all levels of industry, with sheep breeders, commercial producers, processors, service providers, supermarkets and research agencies all committing significant resources.

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.

To read the latest CEO and research program updates click here.


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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.

Waiting to join MERINOSELECT only delays the genetic gains Thursday 19th of February 2015
Waiting to join MERINOSELECT only delays the genetic gains Thursday 19th of February 2015
The only regret Michael Corkhill has about adopting Australian Sheep Breed Values (ASBVs) is that he didn’t do it earlier, as demand grows from commercial breeders for objective selection data.

Early adoption drives accelerated progress at Centre Plus Thursday 12th of February 2015
Early adoption drives accelerated progress at Centre Plus Thursday 12th of February 2015
A willingness to try something new and to adopt technology early has dramatically changed for the better in the Mortimer family’s sheep breeding operation in Central West NSW.

World queues up to learn from Australia’s animal genomics program Thursday 5th of February 2015
World queues up to learn from Australia’s animal genomics program Thursday 5th of February 2015
Some of the world’s leading animal geneticists, as well as the next generation of researchers, are this week in Armidale, NSW, to learn from lead scientists about the latest methods in genomics research.

Overwhelming response to sheep welfare survey Tuesday 27th of January 2015
Overwhelming response to sheep welfare survey Tuesday 27th of January 2015
There has been an overwhelming response to a sheep industry survey from farmers, scientists and consumers, which questioned attitudes and practices relating to animal wellbeing.

Using eID for sheep management and breeding - Wanganella (NSW) Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th of March 2015
Using eID for sheep management and breeding - Wanganella (NSW) Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th of March 2015
This is a vital workshop for sheep producers interested in electronic identification (eID) and is a great opportunity to gain practical skills through interaction with industry experts.

Using eID for sheep management and breeding - Dubbo (NSW) Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th of March 2015
Using eID for sheep management and breeding - Dubbo (NSW) Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th of March 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.

RamSelect workshop - Young (NSW) Thursday 12th of March
RamSelect workshop - Young (NSW) Thursday 12th of March
RamSelect is a practical1 day workshop building confidence to select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures and visual assessment; preparing for the auction or selection day and investing in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Broomehill West (WA) Wednesday 18th of March
RamSelect workshop - Broomehill West (WA) Wednesday 18th of March
RamSelect is a one day workshop building confidence to select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures and visual assessment; prepare for the auction day or selection day and invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Young (NSW) Wednesday 1st of April
RamSelect workshop - Young (NSW) Wednesday 1st of April
Rams are purchased on one day of the year but their effect on your flock lasts for many years. Make sure you buy the right genes for production, quality and disease resistance.

RamSelect workshop - Kojonup (WA) Wednesday 15th of April
RamSelect workshop - Kojonup (WA) Wednesday 15th of April
RamSelect is a practical one day 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.


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