Genetics

British Texel ram lamb sets a new world record sheep price

A BRITISH Texel ram lamb has set a new world record price equivalent to more than A$667,000 in the Scottish National Texel Sale at the Lanark Agricultural Centre in Scotland…Read More

Terry Sim, August 28, 2020

MLA webinar to explain new Sheep Genetics search site

MEAT & Livestock Australia will hold a webinar to explain the new-look Sheep Genetics search site and take user feedback next week…Read More

Sheep Central, August 21, 2020

Sheep Genetics database search angst prompts webinar

SHEEP Genetics has resisted calls to take down its new database search website after negative feedback about its index-focused design and functionality…Read More

Terry Sim, August 19, 2020

How to breed lambs today for tomorrow’s consumers

GENETIC selection tools for improving lamb eating quality will be outlined in the next episode of the Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association webinar series tomorrow…Read More

Sheep Central, August 19, 2020

Composite and terminal sires in demand as wool prices flounder

Composite and terminal sires could be in hot demand this spring as Merino producers consider turning their backs on fibre production…Read More

Fiona Myers, July 3, 2020

Sheep carcase trait accuracy to benefit from new DNA test

SHEEP carcase and eating quality trait breeding value accuracies are expected to be the biggest benefactors of a new multi-trait DNA test now available to Australian sheep producers…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

MLA videos to help sheep producers use breeding values

MEAT & Livestock Australia has released a series of timely tips and tools for wool, sheep meat and commercial beef producers looking to buy high-performing sires to improve productivity in their flock or herd…Read More

Sheep Central, September 16, 2019

Merino industry needs to ‘take the wool goggles off’

AUSTRALIA’S Merino industry needed to “take the wool goggles off” and aim for a resilient highly reproductive wool and meat producing sheep, producers were told at a Lambs Alive forum in Cavendish this week…Read More

Terry Sim, September 6, 2019

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

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

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

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