The Sheep CRC Board and Management wish you all the best for a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to working with you during 2015.



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 which 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. 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.

To read the latest program updates  click here.


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Colourful WormBoss founder retires from sheep industry Thursday 18th of December 2014
Colourful WormBoss founder retires from sheep industry Thursday 18th of December 2014
After 50 years of serving the Australian sheep industry, Arthur Le Feuvre has retired. Mr Le Feuvre helped establish the WormBoss program through the Sheep CRC and is renowned throughout the industry.

Nutrition research recognised Tuesday 16th of December 2014
Nutrition research recognised Tuesday 16th of December 2014
The outstanding contribution made by leading researcher Professor Dave Pethick to nutrition and its applications to people and animals, has been recognised with the award of a prestigious Fellowship from the Nutrition Society of Australia.

MERINOSELECT numbers on the rise as breeders demand ASBVs Monday 1st of December 2014
MERINOSELECT numbers on the rise as breeders demand ASBVs Monday 1st of December 2014
The number of sheep recorded with MERINOSELECT has increased by more than 50 per cent since 2010 as more and more commercial breeders demand objective data when buying rams.

Postgrad training keeps best and brightest in agriculture Friday 7th of November 2014
Postgrad training keeps best and brightest in agriculture Friday 7th of November 2014
The meat industry’s best and brightest young minds are choosing long-term careers in agriculture thanks to an innovative and challenging post-graduate training program boasting a 90 per cent retention rate. The student researchers are sponsored by industry bodies including the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), the former Beef CRC, the Pork CRC, Australian Pork Ltd (APL), Meat and...

Launching new careers through cooperative research Wednesday 29th of October 2014
Launching new careers through cooperative research Wednesday 29th of October 2014
The collaborative model of the Sheep CRC and its focus on building the capacity of industry participants have been key selling points in attracting skilled and motivated job-seekers.

Lethal sheep genes targeted in full genome sequencing Monday 20th of October 2014
Lethal sheep genes targeted in full genome sequencing Monday 20th of October 2014
Full sequence genotype testing of a select research flock is hoped to deliver significant improvements to the reproductive performance of the national ewe flock through the identification of lethal genetic mutations. Gene mutations can prevent an embryo from fully forming and therefore reduce conception rates in a flock. Through its genomic sequencing research, the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation...

Wishing you all a safe and Happy Christmas from all at the Sheep CRC Thursday 25th of December
Wishing you all a safe and Happy Christmas from all at the Sheep CRC Thursday 25th of December
The Board and Management would like to wish everyone a very safe and Happy Christmas.

RamSelect workshop - Walcha (NSW) Thursday 29th of January
RamSelect workshop - Walcha (NSW) Thursday 29th of January
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 - Millmerran (QLD) Thursday 5th of February
RamSelect workshop - Millmerran (QLD) Thursday 5th of February
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 and Breeding - Cootamundra (NSW) Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th of February 2015

This workshop will be held on 9th and 10th February from 9.00am - 3.00pm each day. The cost will be $120.00 per business. To RSVP contact Lu Hogan on 0427 687 432 or via email to lhogan5@une.edu.au

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Cootamundra (NSW) Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th of February 2015
This is a vital workshop for sheep producers interested in electronic identification (eID). This course is a great opportunity to gain practical skills through interaction with industry experts.

Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga (NSW) Thursday 12th to Friday 13th of February 2015
Using eID for Sheep Management and Breeding - Uranquinty and Wagga Wagga (NSW) Thursday 12th to Friday 13th of February 2015
This is a vital workshop for sheep producers interested in electronic identification (eID). This course is a great opportunity to gain practical skills through interaction with industry experts.

RamSelect workshop - Jilakin (WA) Tuesday 17th of February

This workshop will be hosted by Sara and Keith Wilson at Jilakin Downs Dorper and White Dorper Stud (download flyer for details).

RSVP by Meghan Cornelius at DAFWA Katanning on 08 9821 3250 / 0477 748 430 or via email to meghan.cornelius@agric.wa.gov.au

RamSelect workshop - Jilakin (WA) Tuesday 17th of February
RamSelect - a practical 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 and invest in rams for production and profit.


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