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 and therefore the CRC will carry on 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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New era ahead for technology focussed sheep industry Thursday 10th of July 2014
New era ahead for technology focussed sheep industry Thursday 10th of July 2014
Adoption of new technology is driving significant productivity gains in the sheep industry, with new research set to accelerate the use of DNA testing and flock management tools.

Time running out to register for Sheep CRC conference Thursday 19th of June 2014
Time running out to register for Sheep CRC conference Thursday 19th of June 2014
Time is running out for sheep producers and industry stakeholders to secure their seat at the Sheep CRC’s Concept to Impact Conference, to be held in Adelaide in just over a fortnight’s time.

Sheep CRC training programs delivering practice change on farm Tuesday 10th of June 2014
Sheep CRC training programs delivering practice change on farm Tuesday 10th of June 2014
A national survey of sheep producers has revealed the tangible impact the Sheep CRC’s training programs has had on farming practices, with more than 80 per cent of attendees changing management strategies after attending Managing Scanned Ewe workshops.

The future of sheep production is in quality hands Monday 2nd of June 2014
The future of sheep production is in quality hands Monday 2nd of June 2014
New DNA-based parentage tests have been used by Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School students and the experience gained will place cutting edge technology in the toolkit of future sheep producers.

Finding the sweet spot for genetic gain Monday 26th of May 2014
Finding the sweet spot for genetic gain Monday 26th of May 2014
New research is tackling the challenge of how sheep producers can use the combination of modern DNA-based technologies and reproductive technologies to maximise genetic gain, without risks associated with inbreeding.

RamSelect workshop - Lurg (VIC) Tuesday 29th of July

This workshop will be hosted by Kilfeera Park Merino Stud.

RSVP by 22 July to Kevin White on 0428 574 777 or Murray McKednzie on 03 5766 6278

RamSelect workshop - Lurg (VIC) Tuesday 29th of July
This workshop provides the ideal learning environment to foster the skills and knowledge needed to ensure the quality of your flock, now and into the future.

Redesigning the Merino - Dubbo (NSW) Wednesday 30th of July
Redesigning the Merino - Dubbo (NSW) Wednesday 30th of July
A plain bodied and profitable sheep workshop including: fleece quantity and quality; more lambs & better lambs; using ASBVs; value adding wool and naturally short tails.

RamSelect workshop - Karoonda / Lameroo Wednesday 30th of July
RamSelect workshop - Karoonda / Lameroo Wednesday 30th of July
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.

RamSelect workshop - Emu Flat Road Thursday 31st of July
RamSelect workshop - Emu Flat Road Thursday 31st of July
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.

Sheepvention - Hamilton (VIC) Monday 4th to Tuesday 5th of August 2014
Sheepvention - Hamilton (VIC) Monday 4th to Tuesday 5th of August 2014
Sheepvention will be held on 4th and 5th August at the Hamilton Showgrounds.


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