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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Learning how to buy better rams at Jerilderie RamSelect Monday 28th of July 2014
Learning how to buy better rams at Jerilderie RamSelect Monday 28th of July 2014
Ram selection occurs on just one day of the year but it can impact the genetic make-up and profitability of a sheep flock for years to come.

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.

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.

RamSelect workshop - Lauriedale White Suffolk Stud Wednesday 13th of August
RamSelect workshop - Lauriedale White Suffolk Stud Wednesday 13th of August
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 - Wunamurra Jerilderie Thursday 14th of August

RSVP to Ian and Judy Gillett on 0427 135 069 or via email to ian.gillett@bigpond.com

RamSelect workshop - Wunamurra Jerilderie Thursday 14th of August
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 - Keith (SA) Thursday 14th of August

RSVP by 8th August to Ian Carr on 08 8756 6030 or 0438 566 030 or via email to castlecamps@bigpond.com

RamSelect workshop - Keith (SA) Thursday 14th of August
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 and invest in rams for production and profit.

RamSelect workshop - Padthaway (SA) Friday 15th of August

RSVP by 8th August to Andrew Frick on 08 8765 6005 or 0407 715 123 or via email to adfrick@bigpond.com

RamSelect workshop - Padthaway (SA) Friday 15th of August
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.


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