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Sheep CRC a step closer to five-year extension

Monday 26th of August 2013

The Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC) is a major step closer to winning a five-year funding extension for its ground-breaking research, following confirmation by the Commonwealth Government that its application has been shortlisted.

The Sheep CRC is one of 12 applicants out of the initial 17 to progress to the next round, which will involve the delivery next month of detailed research programs for assessment, followed by an interview process later this year.

With applicants seeking a share of $240 million in Commonwealth funds, Sheep CRC chief executive James Rowe said the process was highly competitive, but a key selling point for the sheep industry’s bid was the extensive support from the end-users of the research – ram breeders, sheep and wool producers, meat processors and the retail sector....


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