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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

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.

Sheepmeat research brings MSA Mark II a step closer Wednesday 20th of December 2017
Sheepmeat research brings MSA Mark II a step closer Wednesday 20th of December 2017
The sheepmeat industry has taken major steps forward towards delivering a meat quality grading system that can cater for individual animal assessment, thanks to the combination of results from a series of research projects.

DNA Flock Profile cements the foundations for new flock Tuesday 28th of November 2017
DNA Flock Profile cements the foundations for new flock Tuesday 28th of November 2017
Developing a flock with the right mix of genetics can take generations to perfect, but DNA testing has put Geelong sheep and wool producer Jack Briscoe on the fast track to success. Mr Briscoe is only a year into breeding his own Merino flock after branching out from his sheep contracting business by cobbling together a mixture of 800 home-bred and yard-bought ewes as his breeding base.


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