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 which 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. 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.

To read the latest program updates  click here.


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Overwhelming response to sheep welfare survey Tuesday 27th of January 2015
Overwhelming response to sheep welfare survey Tuesday 27th of January 2015
There has been an overwhelming response to a sheep industry survey from farmers, scientists and consumers, which questioned attitudes and practices relating to animal wellbeing.

2015 - The sheep industry’s year of the “young, smart and ready” Monday 5th of January 2015
2015 - The sheep industry’s year of the “young, smart and ready” Monday 5th of January 2015
The sheep industry is this year celebrating the skills and ambitions of the next generation, with the 2015 Sheep CRC calendar featuring ‘young, smart and ready’ producers and researchers. The calendar was mailed out around Australia before Christmas, with each month featuring a photo and quote from an up-and-coming industry participant, while the Sheep CRC website is featuring a longer story about the careers of each...

Colourful WormBoss founder retires from sheep industry Thursday 18th of December 2014
Colourful WormBoss founder retires from sheep industry Thursday 18th of December 2014
After 50 years of serving the Australian sheep industry, Arthur Le Feuvre has retired. Mr Le Feuvre helped establish the WormBoss program through the Sheep CRC and is renowned throughout the industry.

Nutrition research recognised Tuesday 16th of December 2014
Nutrition research recognised Tuesday 16th of December 2014
The outstanding contribution made by leading researcher Professor Dave Pethick to nutrition and its applications to people and animals, has been recognised with the award of a prestigious Fellowship from the Nutrition Society of Australia.

MERINOSELECT numbers on the rise as breeders demand ASBVs Monday 1st of December 2014
MERINOSELECT numbers on the rise as breeders demand ASBVs Monday 1st of December 2014
The number of sheep recorded with MERINOSELECT has increased by more than 50 per cent since 2010 as more and more commercial breeders demand objective data when buying rams.

Postgrad training keeps best and brightest in agriculture Friday 7th of November 2014
Postgrad training keeps best and brightest in agriculture Friday 7th of November 2014
The meat industry’s best and brightest young minds are choosing long-term careers in agriculture thanks to an innovative and challenging post-graduate training program boasting a 90 per cent retention rate. The student researchers are sponsored by industry bodies including the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), the former Beef CRC, the Pork CRC, Australian Pork Ltd (APL), Meat and...

RamSelect workshop - Millmerran (QLD) Wednesday 4th of February
RamSelect workshop - Millmerran (QLD) Wednesday 4th of February
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.

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Cootamundra (NSW) Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th of February 2015

This workshop will be held on 9th and 10th February from 9.00am - 3.00pm each day. The cost will be $120.00 per business. To RSVP contact Lu Hogan on 0427 687 432 or via email to lhogan5@une.edu.au

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Cootamundra (NSW) Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th of February 2015
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.

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga (NSW) Thursday 12th to Friday 13th of February 2015
Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga (NSW) Thursday 12th to Friday 13th of February 2015
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.

RamSelect workshop - Jilakin (WA) Tuesday 17th of February

This workshop will be hosted by Sara and Keith Wilson at Jilakin Downs Dorper and White Dorper Stud (download flyer for details).

RSVP by Meghan Cornelius at DAFWA Katanning on 08 9821 3250 / 0477 748 430 or via email to meghan.cornelius@agric.wa.gov.au

RamSelect workshop - Jilakin (WA) Tuesday 17th of February
RamSelect - a practical one day 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.

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Nimmitabel and Cooma Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th of February 2015

This workshop will be held over two days and will run from 9.00am - 3.00pm each day. The cost will be $120 per business. RSVP to Lu Hogan on 0427 687 432 or via email to luhogan5@une.edu.au

Download the flyer for more information.

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Nimmitabel and Cooma Tuesday 17th to Wednesday 18th of February 2015
This is a vital workshop for sheep producers interested in electronic identification (eID). Gain practical skills through interaction with industry experts.

Executive Committee meeting - Sydney (NSW) Thursday 19th of February

For further information please contact Helen Sisson on 02 6773 1317 or via email to hsisson@une.edu.au

Executive Committee meeting - Sydney (NSW) Thursday 19th of February
The Executive Committee meets monthly. The February meeting will include details of the annual operational planning.


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