About the Sheep CRC

The major challenge of the Sheep CRC is to continue the technological transformation of the Australian sheep industry through the use of cutting edge research, to enhance sheep wellbeing, introduce value-based trading of sheepmeat and deliver affordable technologies for DNA-based genetic improvement.

Some 38 organisations, covering the full length of the sheep supply chain, supported an extension of the highly successful Sheep CRC. The Sheep CRC exceeded the objectives set by the Commonwealth for its seven year research program which ended on 30 June 2014. An extension application was lodged with the Federal Government and was successful in gaining funding and therefore the CRC will carry on from 1 July 2014 - 30 June 2019. 

“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 to the plan. 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.”


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Time is right for sheep breeders to step up and order genomic tests Tuesday 26th of August 2014
Time is right for sheep breeders to step up and order genomic tests Tuesday 26th of August 2014
With the sheep industry enthusiastically embracing DNA parentage tests for this year’s lamb drop, the time is right for leading breeders to take genetic selection to the next level with full genotyping on their top 20 per cent of lambs. Using the Sheep Genomic Selection Test can add 10-15pc genetic gain to a Merino ram breeding enterprise and when combined with management changes such as ram lamb mating, the increase in...

Education about Merino selection Thursday 14th of August 2014
Education about Merino selection Thursday 14th of August 2014
Ram selection occurs on just one day of the year but it can impact the genetic make-up and profitability of a sheep flock for years to come. An upcoming RamSelect workshop, to be held at ‘Sunny View’, Bigga, on Tuesday September 2, will develop the skills of commercial producers to accurately and confidently select rams to meet their breeding objective and maximise their sheep enterprise return.

Duncan Fraser new chair of Sheep CRC Thursday 7th of August 2014
Duncan Fraser new chair of Sheep CRC Thursday 7th of August 2014
Former President of the National Farmers’ Federation Duncan Fraser has been appointed as the incoming chair of the board of directors of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC).

Department of Agriculture and Food, WA - Sheep Updates 2014 Wednesday 6th of August 2014
Department of Agriculture and Food, WA - Sheep Updates 2014 Wednesday 6th of August 2014
Released by DAFWA on: Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - The 2014 Sheep Updates has delved into the history of genetic improvement in WA and the emerging issues in genetics and genomics. The Department of Agriculture and Food event targeted at sheep producers, breeders and agricultural advisors was recently held at the University of Western Australia. The conference theme of ‘Breeding better sheep’ provided participants with a...

Learning how to buy better rams at Jerilderie RamSelect Monday 28th of July 2014
Learning how to buy better rams at Jerilderie RamSelect Monday 28th of July 2014
Ram selection occurs on just one day of the year but it can impact the genetic make-up and profitability of a sheep flock for years to come.

Bred Well Fed Well flyer - Coojar (VIC) Thursday 4th of September

RSVP by 28th August to Priscilla Cuming on 03 5573 0956 / 0419 337 856 or via email to pcuming@rist.com.au

Bred Well Fed Well flyer - Coojar (VIC) Thursday 4th of September
A hands on workshop about breeding and feeding to make more money. Topics will include improving ewe nutrition; developing a breeding goal; developing a feed budget and breeding better ewes.

RamSelect workshop - Lochaber (SA) Friday 5th of September
RamSelect workshop - Lochaber (SA) Friday 5th of September
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.

SRS National Field Day - Wellington (NSW) Saturday 6th of September

For further information email srs@wellingtonbusinessservices.com.au

SRS National Field Day - Wellington (NSW) Saturday 6th of September
The aim of the SRS National Field Day is to offer all Merino Breeders the opportunity to meet other like-minded producers and showcase their breeding lines. Professor James Rowe, CRC CEO, will be speaking at this event.

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Hay (NSW) Wednesday 10th of September

RSVP to Adele Offley on 02 6382 5340 or via email to info@merinolink.com.au

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Hay (NSW) Wednesday 10th of September
A hands on workshop about breeding and feeding to make more money. Topics will include improving ewe nutrition; developing a breeding goal; developing a feed budget and breeding better ewes.

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Burrumbuttock (NSW) Tuesday 16th of September
Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Burrumbuttock (NSW) Tuesday 16th of September
A hands on workshop about breeding and feeding to make more money. Topics will include improving ewe nutrition; developing a breeding goal; developing a feed budget and breeding better ewes.


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