About the Sheep CRC

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.

The CRC publishes a monthly e-newsletter which includes research program updates and other highlights. To read the latest updates click here.


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RamSelect and Telstra on national roadshow Wednesday 12th of August 2015
RamSelect and Telstra on national roadshow Wednesday 12th of August 2015
Sheep breeders from around Australia will have the opportunity to receive a guided tour of the new RamSelect genetic selection tool as part of a national roadshow to showcase the app.

Testing US and Chinese tastebuds for new lamb lines Thursday 6th of August 2015
Testing US and Chinese tastebuds for new lamb lines Thursday 6th of August 2015
Chinese and American consumers are about to have their palates tested on Australian sheepmeat with a view to identifying taste preferences and creating new export opportunities.

RamSelect.com.au a game changer for sheep genetics market Monday 27th of July 2015
RamSelect.com.au a game changer for sheep genetics market Monday 27th of July 2015
A new web-based app launched today, www.RamSelect.com.au, is set to change the way sheep producers select the genetics they need to bolster production and profit. In a major step forward for the sheep industry, RamSelect.com.au will allow commercial sheep producers to purchase rams using Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) without the need for a detailed understanding of the data.

New web-based ram selection app wows sheep breeders Thursday 23rd of July 2015
New web-based ram selection app wows sheep breeders Thursday 23rd of July 2015
Sheep breeders, commercial producers and farm advisers have been wowed by a sneak preview of a new genetic selection tool that will be released to industry next week. The web-based app, www.ramselect.com.au, will be officially launched on July 27.

Mining big data for sheep breeding solutions Thursday 23rd of July 2015
Mining big data for sheep breeding solutions Thursday 23rd of July 2015
The sheep industry is awash with data, from micron measurements through to genome sequencing but until now it has been an overwhelming task for farmers to fully capture its value. The Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation is working to take the complexity out of data mining to unleash a new round of genetic gains and productivity improvements, writes CEO James Rowe.

RamSelect Workshop - Lockhart (NSW) Monday 31st of August
RamSelect Workshop - Lockhart (NSW) Monday 31st of August
RamSelect - a 1 day practical 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, invest in rams for production and profit and grazing management for ram health.

RamSelect Workshop - Corowa (NSW) Wednesday 9th of September
RamSelect Workshop - Corowa (NSW) Wednesday 9th of September
RamSelect - a 1 day practical 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, invest in rams for production and profit and grazing management for ram health.

RamSelect Workshop - Warren (NSW) Monday 14th of September
RamSelect Workshop - Warren (NSW) Monday 14th of September
RamSelect - a 1 day practical 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.

RamSelect workshop - Dubbo (NSW) Tuesday 15th of September
RamSelect workshop - Dubbo (NSW) Tuesday 15th of September
RamSelect is a one day practical 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.

Executive Committee meeting - via teleconference Thursday 22nd of October
Executive Committee meeting - via teleconference Thursday 22nd of October
The purpose of the Executive Committee is to oversee the management of the CRC to ensure that Programs comply with the objectives of the CRC, that co-operation of the communication between Programs is maintained and liaison with the Commonwealth is consistent.


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