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 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 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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International research community interested in CRC approach to sheep wellbeing Thursday 11th of September 2014
International research community interested in CRC approach to sheep wellbeing Thursday 11th of September 2014
The international research community is showing interest in a new Australian sheep wellbeing program that has the goal of predicting which individual animals in a flock may be at risk.

Foundations for future sheep research on file at Livestock Library Tuesday 2nd of September 2014
Foundations for future sheep research on file at Livestock Library Tuesday 2nd of September 2014
The academic foundations of future sheep research projects are now on file in perpetuity, with detailed research papers from the Sheep CRC to be permanently housed on the Livestock Library.

Time is right for sheep breeders to step up and order Sheep Genomic Tests Tuesday 26th of August 2014
Time is right for sheep breeders to step up and order Sheep Genomic Tests Tuesday 26th of August 2014
With the sheep industry enthusiastically embracing DNA parentage tests for this year’s lamb drop, the time is right for leading breeders to take genetic selection to the next level with full genotyping on their top 20 per cent of lambs. Using the Sheep Genomic Test can add 10-15pc genetic gain to a Merino ram breeding enterprise and when combined with management changes such as ram lamb mating, the increase in rate of...

Education about Merino selection Thursday 14th of August 2014
Education about Merino selection Thursday 14th of August 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. An upcoming RamSelect workshop, to be held at ‘Sunny View’, Bigga, on Tuesday September 2, will develop the skills of commercial producers to accurately and confidently select rams to meet their breeding objective and maximise their sheep enterprise return.

Duncan Fraser new chair of Sheep CRC Thursday 7th of August 2014
Duncan Fraser new chair of Sheep CRC Thursday 7th of August 2014
Former President of the National Farmers’ Federation Duncan Fraser has been appointed as the incoming chair of the board of directors of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC).

RamSelect workshop - Glencoe (SA) Monday 22nd of September

RSVP by 19th September to Dale Price on 0428 394 300 or Adam Price on 08 8739 4121 or via email to:

majardah@bigpond.com

 

RamSelect workshop - Glencoe (SA) Monday 22nd of September
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.

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Ancona (VIC) Wednesday 24th of September

RSVP by 22nd September to Dave Ingpen on 0427 789 557.

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Ancona (VIC) Wednesday 24th of September
A hands on workshop about breeding and feeding to make more money. Topics will include improving ewe nutrition; developing a breeding goal; developing a feed budget and breeding better ewes.

RamSelect workshop - Edillilie (SA) Wednesday 1st of October

RSVP by 19th September to Brian Ashton o n0438 088 220 or ashtonba@gmail.com

RamSelect workshop - Edillilie (SA) Wednesday 1st of October
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 & Breeding - Lake Bolac (VIC) Friday 3rd of October
Using eID for Sheep Management & Breeding - Lake Bolac (VIC) Friday 3rd of October
This course is vital for all involved in the sheep industry. Delivered in an environment designed to foster knowledge retention, skills development and practise change, the course outcome is to develop an eID plan whilst building skills and confidence with technology, data collection and analysis.

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Nareeb (VIC) Thursday 9th of October

RSVP by 6th October to Richard Beggs on 03 5577 8222 or 0429 025 056 or via email to:

office@nareebnareeb.com.au

Bred Well Fed Well workshop - Nareeb (VIC) Thursday 9th of October
A hands on workshop about breeding and feeding to make more money. Topics will include improving ewe nutrition; developing a breeding goal; developing a feed budget and breeding better ewes.


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