The CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) was established for a term of seven years with effect from July 2007 until June 2014 to undertake research and delivery of innovation to the Australian sheep industry. The role of the CRC is to facilitate transformation of the sheep industry through making sheep easier to manage, developing the production and processing of meat and wool to meet increasing consumer expectations and by increasing the uptake of new technologies by industry.
The quarterly review of progress to March 2013 identified very pleasing progress in development of the Wool HandleMeter™. A number of issues that were proving difficult to resolve have now been fixed and we have both the Wool ComfortMeter™ and Wool HandleMeter™ available for commercial testing through a research Pilot Project being conducted with AWTA.
The completion of a number of research activities across the CRC portfolio is facilitating preparation of a significant number of research papers. There are three special edition publications under preparation devoted to CRC research. The Journal Meat Science, the Journal of the Textile Institute and Animal Production Science are all in the process of publishing special volumes of CRC peer-reviewed research papers. This will mean approximately 30 new publications describing CRC research outcomes becoming available in the next two to three months.
The order of the new 12k SNP product for delivery by the end of May represents an important milestone in the delivery of genomic information. This “medium density” SNP chip will form the basis of commercial delivery of genomic testing through Sheep Genetics.
The focus for FY14 is firmly on adoption activities and we are hoping to exceed our obligations in terms of industry impact from the seven-year CRC program.
There has been good progress in finalising details for the extension application. The three new program areas and their budgets are well defined and the process of completing the business plan and associated schedules has commenced.
For further information contact Lu Hogan on 0427 687 432 or Sheep Genetics on 02 6773 2948.
For further information contact Lu Hogan on 0427 687 432 or Sheep Genetics on 02 6773 2948.This training will be hosted by Sheep Genetics.
To RSVP to attend contact 02 6349 9777 or Tracy Lamb at firstname.lastname@example.org
To RSVP to attend contact 02 6349 9777 or Tracy Lamb at email@example.comThis seminar will be held at the Cowra Agricultural Research Station - the $30.00/head cost will cover printed proceedings, morning tea and lunch.
This workshop is being hosted by Toland Merino. Please RSVP by 23rd May to Anna Toland on 0438 981 605 / firstname.lastname@example.org or to Kevin White at GOTAFE ON 0428 574 777.
This workshop is being hosted by Toland Merino. Please RSVP by 23rd May to Anna Toland on 0438 981 605 / email@example.com or to Kevin White at GOTAFE ON 0428 574 777.Rams are purchased on one day of the year, however their effect on your flock continues for many years. Making sure you buy the right genes for production, quality and disease resistance ensures the ram you choose is a wise investment. RamSelect is a one day workshop building confidence to: select rams for all breeds; define your breeding objective; assess rams using figures...
RSVP by 31st May to Phil Clothier on 08 8765 8026 / 0427 658 026 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP by 31st May to Phil Clothier on 08 8765 8026 / 0427 658 026 or via email to email@example.comConfident ram selection and purchase - 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. MERINOSELECT and LAMBPLAN breeding values help to select rams that will breed the best progeny for you. RamSelect: A practical one day workshop building...
Further details will be provided soon.
Further details will be provided soon.The conference will commence with a dinner on 25th June, to be followed with the full conference on 26th June.
For further information contact Helen Sisson on 02 6773 1317.
For further information contact Helen Sisson on 02 6773 1317.As part of Wool Week the Sheep CRC will host a Wool Mini Conference - details will be uploaded as soon as they are finalised.