eID Workshops

Sheep production systems based on measurement, management and marketing of animals according to

individual or group merit will increase productivity, wellbeing and returns.

Below is a list of service providers that are available to assist producers with eID technology

AgriPartner Consulting

Contact Person: Hamish Dickson

Phone: 0427 446 499

Email:  enquiries@agripartner.com.au

Website: www.agripartner.com.au

Area/Locations serviced: SA, WA, NSW, VIC, TAS


Contact Person: Anthony Shepherd

Ph: 0418 132 864

Email: Anthony@sheepmatters.com.au

Website: www.sheepmatters.com.au

Area/Locations serviced: NSW

Sapien Technology

Contact Person: Clare Wyld

Phone number: 03 9808 7119

Email: info@sapien.com.au

Website: www.sapien.com.au

Area/locations serviced: Australia (based in Victoria)

Sally Martin Consulting

Contact Person: Sally Martin

Phone: 0400 782 477     

Email: sallymartin777@gmail.com

Website: www.sallymartinconsulting.com

Area/locations serviced: Southern NSW

Richmond Hill Agribusiness P/L

Contact Person – Steve or Debbie Milne

Phone: 03 55786327 or Steve 0428786327 or Debbie 0407724066

Email: sjdjmilne@bigpond.com

Area/locations serviced: VIC, SA Southern NSW and TAS

Vanguard Business Services

Contact Person:  Mark Gardner

Phone number:  0268 85 1925

Email:  mark.gardner@vbs.net.au

Website:  www.vbs.net.au

Area/locations serviced:  Central West NSW

Cousins Merino Services

Contact Person: Michelle Cousins

Phone: 08 88922108

Email: cousinsms@bigpond.com

Website: www.cousinsms.com.au

Area/locations serviced: South Australia

Practical Systems Pty Ltd

Contact Person: Francis Waddell

Phone: 1800 624 688 or  02 6772 6672

Email: sales@practicalsystems.com.au

Website: www.practicalsystems.com.au

Area/locations serviced: Australia/New Zealand/Overseas

Achieve Ag Solutions

Contact Person: Nathan Scott

Phone: 0409 493 346

Email: nathan@achieveag.com.au

Website: www.achieveag.com.au

Ag Innovate

Contact Person: Jonathan England

Phone: 08 9881 5431 or 0499 815431

Email: jonathan@aginnovate.com.au

Website: www.aginnovate.com.au

Area/locations serviced: Western Australia

Belinda Steers Consulting

Contact Person: Belinda Steers

Phone: (03) 5796 2350 or 04289 62259

Email: belinda.pls@live.com

Website: www.aginnovate.com.au

Area/locations serviced: Victoria


Practical Wisdom Notes / Fact Sheets

PW5.1 Impact of Education and Training

In this series:

  1. Postgraduate training—careers and contribution to industry
  2. Delivering innovation to industry: training and skills development
  3. From postgrad to...
  4. Setting up a consulting business

News Releases

RamSelect drives demand at Ella Matta ram sale
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... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/ramselect-drives-demand-at-ella-matta-ram-sale-08-02-2018.php
MERINOSELECT now mainstream practice and growing fast
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... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/merinoselect-now-mainstream-practice-and-growing-fast-02-02-2018.php
DNA Flock Profile test takes gut feel out of farming
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. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/dna-flock-profile-test-takes-gut-feel-out-of-farming-15-01-2018.php
Faster sheep DNA testing with new Australian GeneSeek lab
Sheep breeders using DNA testing to improve their genetic selections can look forward to faster turnaround times for test results thanks to Neogen Corporation’s decision to establish a genomic testing laboratory within Australia. GeneSeek Australasia, a wholly owned subsidiary of United States-based parent company Neogen, has acquired the assets of the Animal Genetics Laboratory (AGL), based at the Gatton campus of the... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/faster-sheep-dna-testing-with-new-australian-geneseek-lab-04-09-2017.php
Dramatic increase in early season searches on RamSelect
Inquiry for rams through RamSelect has never been stronger with a dramatic increase in the number of buyers searching the site so far this season compared to last year. More than 1129 ram searches were conducted on RamSelect during July, compared to just 154 at the same time last year. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/dramatic-increase-in-early-season-searches-on-ramselect-22-08-2017.php
DNA testing to drive new era of ewe competitions
The traditional ewe competition is set to enter the innovation era with the inclusion of DNA Flock Profile tests as part of next year’s Doug Bicket Memorial Ewe trial in Parkes, NSW. The Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) will provide DNA profiling for all flocks entering the 2018 competition, currently valued at $800 plus GST per flock, as a means of supporting improved genetic selection... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/dna-testing-to-drive-new-era-of-ewe-competitions-18-07-2017.php
The predictive power of ASKBILL immortalised in song
An off-the-cuff comment and a spur of the moment decision to “have a go” have resulted in the sheep industry’s new predictive app, ASKBILL, being brought to life in song by Uralla musician Rhonda Brooks. Performed in a bush ballad style by Coffs Harbour musician Mal Winckle, the track is proving a popular addition to the ASKBILL website, helping to capture producers’ imagination as to the possibilities on offer... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/the-predictive-power-of-askbill-immortalised-in-song-10-07-2017.php
RamSelect moves towards commercial business model
The popular RamSelect app will move to a commercial funding model ahead of this season’s ram sales, as a first step towards ensuring the genetic selection tool’s financial viability and availability to producers in the long-term. RamSelect Plus is an easy to use web-based application, www.ramselect.com.au, which allows ram buyers to find and rank rams based on Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) that match their own... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/ramselect-moves-towards-commercial-business-model-03-07-2017.php
Faster, more accurate DNA Parentage and Poll test to be released in July
Sheep breeders will have access to a faster, more accurate DNA test for parentage and poll/horn status from July, which also includes new features to detect a range of genetic defects. First launched in 2012 by the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), the DNA Parentage and Poll test has proven very popular with sheep breeders seeking to improve their genetic selections through more precise... Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/faster-more-accurate-dna-parentage-and-poll-test-to-be-released-in-july-26-06-2017.php
‘Eye opening’ DNA Flock Profile delivers new breeding insights at Beechworth
DNA testing to obtain a genetic flock profile has changed the way Victorian Merino breeder Stuart Warner not only looks at his flock, but how he will approach his genetic selection decisions in the future. As a registered deliverer of Bred Well Fed Well and RamSelect workshops, Mr Warner has a close understanding of the power of Australian Sheep Breeding Values (ASBVs) as an objective genetic selection tool. Click Here To Read Full Article » https://www.sheepcrc.org.au/information/news/eye-opening-dna-flock-profile-delivers-new-breeding-insights-at-beechworth-05-06-2017.php
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