First Sheep Genetics podcasts hit the airways

Sheep Central, May 6, 2024

MEAT & Livestock Australia has launched its new Sheep Genetics podcast to help producers make the best use of the genetic tools available.

The first Ewe-niquely Genetics podcast was launched on 1 May hosted by MERINOSELECT development officer Chloe Bunter and featuring Emeritus Professor Rob Banks, the former director of the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU).

Prof Banks worked for MLA for nearly 25 years and was one of the principal architects of Sheep Genetics.

The podcasts will cover sheep genetics tools and issues through in-depth interviews with scientists, old and new faces from Sheep Genetics history, breeders and more.

MLA’s Sheep Genetics manager Peta Bradley said the podcast is another method to engage with producers in meaningful and impactful ways.

“Agriculture is an ever-changing landscape, and we recognise our clients have busy and dynamic businesses.

“Podcasts are an easily accessible and popular method of communication for producers,” she said.

“Developing and maintaining a podcast also allows the Sheep Genetics team to cater content to suit the time of year and distribute relevant information in a timely manner.”

The Ewe-niquely Genetics aims to maintain and further increase the high level of knowledge and understanding of the world-leading Sheep Genetics analysis to ram breeders.

It will also articulate information about genetics in an easily consumable fashion, enhancing the understanding and knowledge of genetics to the wider agricultural industry, MLA said. Podcast episodes will be released fortnightly on Spotify.

To listen to the podcast, please visit | Ewe-niquely Genetics, a podcast by Sheep Genetics


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