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 for a further 5 years 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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John Keniry leaves legacy of success at Sheep CRC Wednesday 1st of October 2014
John Keniry leaves legacy of success at Sheep CRC Wednesday 1st of October 2014
Sheep industry stalwart John Keniry this week leaves his post as chairman of the Sheep CRC, leaving behind him an organisation that has delivered transformative technology which will drive productivity in the industry for years to come.

Targeted treatment could cut worm control costs Thursday 25th of September 2014
Targeted treatment could cut worm control costs Thursday 25th of September 2014
New strategies for targeted treatment to control scour worms in sheep are being developed in order to avoid drench resistance.

International research community interested in CRC approach to sheep wellbeing Thursday 11th of September 2014
International research community interested in CRC approach to sheep wellbeing Thursday 11th of September 2014
The international research community is showing interest in a new Australian sheep wellbeing program that has the goal of predicting which individual animals in a flock may be at risk.

Foundations for future sheep research on file at Livestock Library Tuesday 2nd of September 2014
Foundations for future sheep research on file at Livestock Library Tuesday 2nd of September 2014
The academic foundations of future sheep research projects are now on file in perpetuity, with detailed research papers from the Sheep CRC to be permanently housed on the Livestock Library.

Time is right for sheep breeders to step up and order Sheep Genomic Tests Tuesday 26th of August 2014
Time is right for sheep breeders to step up and order Sheep 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 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 rate of...

Using eID for Sheep Management & Breeding - Lake Bolac (VIC) Friday 3rd of October
Using eID for Sheep Management & Breeding - Lake Bolac (VIC) Friday 3rd of October
This course is vital for all involved in the sheep industry. Delivered in an environment designed to foster knowledge retention, skills development and practise change, the course outcome is to develop an eID plan whilst building skills and confidence with technology, data collection and analysis.

Using eID for Sheep Management & Breeding workshop - Cummins (SA) Wednesday 8th to Thursday 9th of October 2014

This workshop will be held at the Cummins Hotel, Cummins (SA). For inquiries and information please contact:

Michelle Cousins, Cousins Merino Services: P: 0407 607 899 / E: cousinsms@bigpond.com

or

Hamish Dickson, AgriPartner Consulting: P: 0427 446 499 / E: hamish@agripartner.com.au

Using eID for Sheep Management & Breeding workshop - Cummins (SA) Wednesday 8th to Thursday 9th of October 2014
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. This knowledge is immediately applicable and will generate long term benefits for your business.

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Nareeb (VIC) Thursday 9th of October

RSVP by 6th October to Richard Beggs on 03 5577 8222 or 0429 025 056 or via email to:

office@nareebnareeb.com.au

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Nareeb (VIC) Thursday 9th of October
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.

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Lake Bolac (VIC) Friday 10th of October
Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Lake Bolac (VIC) Friday 10th of October
This course is vital for all involved in the sheep industry. Delivered in an environment designed to foster knowledge retention, skills development and practise change, the course outcome is to develop an eID plan whilst building skills and confidence with technology, data collection and analysis.

Bred Well Fed Well flyer - Ryhmney (NE of Ararat) VIC Wednesday 22nd of October

RSVP by 17th October to Rob Shea on 0438 521 357 or via email to yadin@netconnect.com.au

Bred Well Fed Well flyer - Ryhmney (NE of Ararat) VIC Wednesday 22nd of October
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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