The Livestock Library is an online/virtual library of information supporting Australia’s livestock industries, developed jointly by the Sheep and Beef CRCs. Access is provided free with the aim of enhancing the awareness of the latest research and developments and providing access to a wide range of research and extension information.


  • Immediate on-line access to over 60,000 full text publications relating to sheep and beef production;
  • Access to abstracts where the full text is not immediately available due to copyright;
  • Key word search capability.

There are over 24,000 full text documents available through the Livestock Library Research Database. Most of these resources are conference papers or journal articles. The serial titles held by the Livestock Library are complete, starting with the first published issue of every title. In addition, a federated search capability allows users to simultaneously search the websites of all state Departments of Agriculture and Primary Industries, AWI and MLA and the Livestock Library Research Database, providing immediate access to over 60,000 full text publications relating to sheep and beef production.

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Foundations for future sheep research on file at Livestock Library
The academic foundations of future sheep research projects are now on file in perpetuity, with detailed research papers from the Sheep CRC to be permanently housed on the Livestock Library. Click Here To Read Full Article »
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