CRC for Sheep Industry Innovation (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. 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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DNA Flock Profiling delivers sheep breeding insights at Europambela Friday 22nd of July 2016
DNA Flock Profiling delivers sheep breeding insights at Europambela Friday 22nd of July 2016
New England Merino breeder Tony Overton has a much clearer picture of the genetic make-up of his superfine Merino flock and the areas which need attention following trials of a new application for the 15k DNA test designed specifically for commercial producers. Mr Overton, who manages 9000 ewes at ‘Europambela’ in the Walcha district, was a participant in early field trials of the DNA Flock Profiler, being developed by...

Got ram team records? Sheep CRC needs you! Wednesday 13th of July 2016
Got ram team records? Sheep CRC needs you! Wednesday 13th of July 2016
Sheep breeders with comprehensive records of their ram teams are being sought by the Sheep CRC as it enters the final stages of development of the latest RamSelect app. The next version of RamSelect will feature enhanced ram searching capabilities to align with estimates of the current genetic merit of a commercial ewe flock, either based on records of the rams used during the previous 10 years, or using data obtained through...

ParaBoss founder puts down the microscope Wednesday 6th of July 2016
ParaBoss founder puts down the microscope Wednesday 6th of July 2016
Australia’s leading sheep parasitologist, Dr Brown Besier, is drawing the curtain on a 47-year career which has delivered the industry major breakthroughs in the management of worms. Dr Besier, Principal Veterinary Parasitologist at the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, was instrumental in the development and introduction in 2014 of the Barbervax vaccine to Australia, as well as a new ‘targeted treatment’ approach...

Sheep DNA tests now quicker and easier Thursday 30th of June 2016
Sheep DNA tests now quicker and easier Thursday 30th of June 2016
DNA testing of sheep is now quicker and easier than ever, following moves by the Sheep CRC to simplify the process for breeders. From July 1 producers will be able to purchase a stock of blood cards to keep on hand on their properties, allowing them to take blood samples at their convenience, such as at lamb marking, and only submit those they are most interested in for analysis at a later date when they consider their...

Major upgrade on the way for RamSelect.com.au Tuesday 21st of June 2016
Major upgrade on the way for RamSelect.com.au Tuesday 21st of June 2016
Commercial sheep breeders could soon have access to a new DNA test that profiles the average genetic merit of their flock. This new information will increase the precision with which rams can be selected to have the greatest impact on flock performance. The DNA test results will feature in an upgraded RamSelect app, which will also allow breeders to store details of flock rams and their genetic merit in order to make better...

Two CRCs join forces to deliver big data solutions for livestock Tuesday 31st of May 2016
Two CRCs join forces to deliver big data solutions for livestock Tuesday 31st of May 2016
Managing the well-being of sheep is set to become significantly easier for producers, thanks to a new collaboration tapping into the data science used in Australia’s national security systems. An agreement between the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) and the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D CRC) will see the two groups working together to develop new data-based...

Bred Well Fed Well Workhop (Dandaragan) Tuesday 2nd of August

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/genetics-selection/sheep-breeding-and-selection-workshops

Bred Well Fed Well Workhop (Dandaragan) Tuesday 2nd of August
Workshop overview RamSelect and Bred Well Fed Well are both a one-day, practical workshop that can help commercial producers, stock agents and many others to advance their skills in ram selection using ASBVs. The workshops focus on how to use figures from MERINOSELECT and LAMBPLAN in conjunction with visual cues to help select rams that will breed the best progeny for your...

Bred Well Fed Well Workshop (Northampton) Wednesday 3rd of August

https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/genetics-selection/sheep-breeding-and-selection-workshops

Bred Well Fed Well Workshop (Northampton) Wednesday 3rd of August
Workshop overview RamSelect and Bred Well Fed Well are both a one-day, practical workshop that can help commercial producers, stock agents and many others to advance their skills in ram selection using ASBVs. The workshops focus on how to use figures from MERINOSELECT and LAMBPLAN in conjunction with visual cues to help select rams that will breed the best progeny for your...

Lambex 2016 - Albury NSW Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th of August 2016
Lambex 2016 - Albury NSW Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th of August 2016
Australia’s premier lamb industry event.

RamSelect Workshop - Western Flat SA Wednesday 17th of August
RamSelect Workshop - Western Flat SA Wednesday 17th 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 and invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect Workshop - Mt Compass SA Friday 19th of August
RamSelect Workshop - Mt Compass SA Friday 19th 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 and invest in rams for production and profit

AGM/Participants Forum - Sydney NSW Wednesday 16th of November
AGM/Participants Forum - Sydney NSW Wednesday 16th of November
This meeting will be held in Sydney commencing at 1.00pm. For further information please contact Polly Ward on 02 6773 1317


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