A program tackling the big issues for the sheep industry has been released for LambEx 2012, to be held in Bendigo on June 28/29. Chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), Professor James Rowe, said the conference program addresses the barriers to greater productivity and profitability in the industry. “The conference this year features a speaking program of local and international experts who will cover the latest in industry research and development,” Prof. Rowe said. “This is a rare opportunity to learn from the insights and expertise of researchers, processors and leading lamb producers. “The Sheep CRC’s input will focus on how genetic research can be adopted by commercial breeders, taking the opportunity to showcase latest developments at the Sheep CRC Breakfast Workshop on the 28th.”
The Sheep CRC is a major partner in LambEx 2012. Operating as part of the Federal Department of Innovation Industry Science and Research’s CRC program, it is a collaboration of industry, government and the commercial sector. It is working to increase productivity and profitability of the industry through new technologies for adoption by both the meat and wool supply chains. The final program is currently on-line at www.lambex.com.au, however printed brochures and registration forms will soon be available from LambEx major partners JBS, Department of Primary Industries Victoria, MLA and AWI, as well as the Sheep CRC. Read the full media release below.