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Over forty organisations, from all sectors of the sheep supply chain, are working together with the Sheep CRC to make the possible practical. The three programs of research are:

  • Enhanced sheep wellbeing and productivity;
  • Quality based sheep meat value chains; and
  • Faster affordable genetic gain.

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.


Latest News

RamSelect drives demand at Ella Matta ram sale Thursday 8th of February 2018
RamSelect drives demand at Ella Matta ram sale Thursday 8th of February 2018
The genetic selection app RamSelect was a key plank of the promotional platform for the Ella Matta White Suffolk and Merino stud which recorded its best-ever sale results late last year. The Kangaroo Island stud recorded its highest grossing sale, its highest ever top-priced ram at $16,000, and an improved overall average of $1459 / ram, despite increasing its sale offering by more than 10% to 200 White Suffolks, 40 Poll...

MERINOSELECT now mainstream practice and growing fast Friday 2nd of February 2018
MERINOSELECT now mainstream practice and growing fast Friday 2nd of February 2018
Use of the objective genetic assessment tool, Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs), has grown so rapidly in the Merino industry in the last five years that close to 50% of all Merino rams are now sold by studs that are members of MERINOSELECT. Recent analysis by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) reveals that studs in MERINOSELECT now provide around half of the Merino rams used by...

DNA Flock Profile test takes gut feel out of farming Monday 15th of January 2018
DNA Flock Profile test takes gut feel out of farming Monday 15th of January 2018
DNA testing has taken the guesswork out of breeding for Victorian sheep mixed farmer Todd Martin, who now has a clear picture of how his flock compares to the rest of the industry and the decisions he needs to make to improve its performance.


Below are links to Sheep CRC produced web-based products & services to assist the Sheep Industry