Genetics

Sheep CRC and Neogen finalise DNA service delivery agreement

SHEEP DNA services delivery to the Australian industry will continue next month under a new arrangement finalised today…Read More

Sheep Central, June 3, 2019

Genomics and DNA testing to have $121 million-plus impact by 2029 – Sheep CRC

GENOMICS and DNA testing are estimated to boost the Australian sheep industry’s value to the economy by more than $121 million by 2029, a Sheep CRC-funded analysis has found…Read More

Sheep Central, March 15, 2019

Genomics and DNA testing to have $121 million-plus impact by 2029 – Sheep CRC

GENOMICS and DNA testing are estimated to boost the Australian sheep industry’s value to the economy by more than $121 million by 2029, a Sheep CRC-funded analysis has found…Read More

Sheep Central, March 15, 2019

German documentary on Australian Merino wool highlights animal welfare issues

A NEED for greater transparency about Australian Merino wool production, marketing and sheep welfare trends – especially mulesing and pain relief — has been highlighted in a recent German television and newspaper investigation…Read More

Terry Sim, March 6, 2019

Lifelong networks and mentor relationships established at Wyvern

YOUNG wool growers and sheep industry professionals were provided with lifelong mentors and networks at a training and mentoring weekend this month…Read More

Sheep Central, February 25, 2019

Rams’ 50 year-old semen as fertile as the day it was frozen

PREGNANCY scanning results indicate that despite 50 years of storage, semen collected from four rams in 1968 is as fertile as the day it was frozen – demonstrating that long-term frozen storage of sperm is safe and reliably preserves genetics for future use, not just for agriculture but also human medicine…Read More

Australian Wool Innovation, February 20, 2019

Worldwide condolences honour wool science revolutionary Dr Jim Watts

MERINO sheep, Angora goat and alpaca breeders around the world have expressed their condolences on the passing of revolutionary Merino breeding and wool scientist Dr Jim Watts. Dr Watts, 69,..Read More

Terry Sim, February 13, 2019

Grassroots research body MerinoLink appoints new chief executive officer

MERINO research organisation MerinoLink has appointed well-known shearing contractor sector leader Jason Letchford as its new chief executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2019

Low-cost sheep genetic testing booming with new technology

SHEEP genetic testing is booming in Australia as genomic test costs come down and uptake of new sampling technology improves…Read More

Sheep Central, February 4, 2019

AWI and MLA agree on MLP project data analysis terms

AUSTRALIAN Wool Innovation and Meat & Livestock Australia have agreed on the terms to allow analysis of Merino Lifetime Productivity Project data for inclusion in the national genetic benchmarking service MERINOSELECT…Read More

Terry Sim, December 17, 2018

NSW DPI releases profit and performance data on 73 Merino bloodlines

A NEW report detailing performance data from 73 Merino bloodlines will give a reliable indication of potential bloodline profitability, according to the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries…Read More

Sheep Central, December 3, 2018

Sheep CRC forms RamSelect and flock profile advisory network

SHEEP producers needing help managing ram selection and progeny data and using digital tools will welcome a new advisory network established recently…Read More

Sheep Central, November 26, 2018

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