About the Sheep CRC


40 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 an update from the CEO, together with research program updates and other highlights. To read the latest updates click here.


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Flock transformed in just six years Monday 22nd of June 2015
Flock transformed in just six years Monday 22nd of June 2015
Transforming the genetic make-up of a flock of sheep is no longer an inter-generational task, but one that has been achieved by Queensland woolgrower Stuart Mitchell in just six years through the use of objective selection tools.

Animal welfare social research to the next level Tuesday 16th of June 2015
Animal welfare social research to the next level Tuesday 16th of June 2015
Researchers have begun a series of sheep producer focus groups to examine in detail current monitoring practices and their attitudes towards animal welfare.

AWI investment analysis fails genetics 101 Monday 8th of June 2015
AWI investment analysis fails genetics 101 Monday 8th of June 2015
An economic analysis of the wool industry’s research investment fails to take account of one of the fundamental principles of breeding programs: genetic improvement is cumulative and the improvement is multiplied over many sheep.

Hands on sheep innovation day, Armidale (NSW) Tuesday 19th of May 2015
Hands on sheep innovation day, Armidale (NSW) Tuesday 19th of May 2015
All sheep producers are invited to the Sheep Innovation Day at the University of New England’s (UNE) Kirby Farm in Armidale on Friday, May 29 2015.

eID pays dividends for small flock at Henty Tuesday 21st of April 2015
eID pays dividends for small flock at Henty Tuesday 21st of April 2015
With a small flock of around 500 ewes, Lee and Hetty O’Brien have found significant benefits from a modest investment in electronic identification (eID) equipment.

Refining your Lamb Finishing System - Winchelsea (VIC) Tuesday 7th of July
Refining your Lamb Finishing System - Winchelsea (VIC) Tuesday 7th of July
4 Up Skilling in association with Nathan Scott from Achieve AG Solutions invites you to a 2 day workshop covering the following topics: understanding your target market; decision making options; maximising ewe potential together with many other topics.

RamSelect workshop - Cleve (SA) Thursday 16th of July
RamSelect workshop - Cleve (SA) Thursday 16th of July
RamSelect - 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; invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Three Springs (WA) Monday 20th of July
RamSelect workshop - Three Springs (WA) Monday 20th of July
RamSelect - a 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; invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Bordertown (SA) Monday 27th of July
RamSelect workshop - Bordertown (SA) Monday 27th of July
RamSelect - 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; 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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