About the Sheep CRC


40 organisations, from all sectors of the sheep supply chain, are working together 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, research program updates and other highlights. To read the latest updates click here.


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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.

Electronic ID brings benefits for sheep producers Thursday 26th of March 2015
Electronic ID brings benefits for sheep producers Thursday 26th of March 2015
Article courtesy of the Kondinin Group

Objective data for ram teams the key to success at Trundle Monday 16th of March 2015
Objective data for ram teams the key to success at Trundle Monday 16th of March 2015
Close analysis of objective data and a commitment to buying rams in well-matched teams is driving significant and consistent improvement across the flock of Central West NSW producer Anthony Drenkhahn.

Understanding Merinos equals profit Thursday 5th of March 2015
Understanding Merinos equals profit Thursday 5th of March 2015
While Merino sheep have been the back upon which the wool industry was built, there is growing appreciation for their contribution to the Australian sheepmeat industry.

Sheep Innovation Day - UNE's Kirby Farm, Armidale (NSW) Friday 29th of May
Sheep Innovation Day - UNE's Kirby Farm, Armidale (NSW) Friday 29th of May
This field day will provide overviews of the CRC and current research programs; using eID in sheep enterprises together with demonstrations by technology companies in the new shearing shed. This is a CRC/MLA and UNE event.


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