CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC)

 


Over forty 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. To find out more about the CRC click here.

Each month the CRC publishes an e-newsletter which includes an introduction from the CEO, research program updates, events and other highlights. To read the latest updates click here.


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Tech-savvy students drive Farrer High to the top of RamSelect Monday 5th of December 2016
Tech-savvy students drive Farrer High to the top of RamSelect Monday 5th of December 2016
Listing their catalogue via the RamSelect Plus app has showcased the value of early adoption of new breeding technologies and opened new markets for the students at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School. Based in Tamworth NSW, the school’s agriculture subject offering includes a Year 9 and 10 ‘animal management course’, in which students take on the tasks associated with running the Farrer White Suffolk stud.

Transition at the top of sheep wellbeing research Thursday 24th of November 2016
Transition at the top of sheep wellbeing research Thursday 24th of November 2016
The Sheep CRC’s Wellbeing and Productivity Program is set to go from strength to strength, with retiring program leader Professor Geoff Hinch to hand the reins to respected livestock scientist and consultant, Dr Lewis Kahn.

DNA Flock Profiler responds to producers needs Tuesday 15th of November 2016
DNA Flock Profiler responds to producers needs Tuesday 15th of November 2016
Breaking down a perception-driven market with objective genetic data was the impetus for sheep breeders Andrew and Barbara Read to conceive an idea which has now been realised in the form of the Sheep CRC’s DNA Flock Profile test. The Reads, from "Oak Hills", Nangus, NSW, first approached Sheep CRC chief executive James Rowe two years ago at a producer field day with the idea of developing a DNA test to profile the genetic...

Sheep researchers star on international stage Friday 4th of November 2016
Sheep researchers star on international stage Friday 4th of November 2016
The next generation of red meat researchers are being inspired by the success of the sheep industry’s stable of young scientists who are starring on the world stage. Five Murdoch University scientists were recently chosen to deliver oral presentations, all linked to research they are conducting through the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), at the recent International Symposium on Energy...

Why lamb is a good source of Omega 3 Monday 31st of October 2016
Why lamb is a good source of Omega 3 Monday 31st of October 2016
New research drawing on data from the sheep industry’s Information Nucleus Flock program shows lamb could be marketed to consumers as a ‘good source’ of beneficial Omega 3 fatty acids, iron and zinc. The research conducted by Prof. Neil Mann, of RMIT University, in conjunction with the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), analysed INF data relating to the nutritional aspects of lamb.

Breeding for flystrike resistance to be made easier Monday 24th of October 2016
Breeding for flystrike resistance to be made easier Monday 24th of October 2016
Genetic research into the heritability of flystrike susceptibility in sheep, and its expression in different operating environments, is set to be incorporated into new tools to assist breeders make more informed selection and flock management decisions. Tracie Bird-Gardiner, from the NSW Department of Primary Industries, has spent the last four years collecting and analysing data from fly-struck sheep in the industry’s...

MerinoLink Conference 2017 Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd of June 2017
MerinoLink Conference 2017 Wednesday 21st to Thursday 22nd of June 2017
The 2017 MerinoLink Conference will be held at the Mecure Goulburn, 2 Lockyer Street, Goulburn. For all enquiries, please contact Sally Martin on mobile number 0400 782 477 or email sallymartin777@gmail.com, or contact Donna Cummins on mobile 0407 273 225 or email donnacummins@bigpond.com


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