Genetics

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

Eight month shearing works for top Elders wool growers

A SWITCH to eight-monthly shearing and containment yard use has helped Tatyoon’s sixth generation fine wool operation Roseville Ridge take out the prestigious Elders Southern Clip of the Year award..Read More

Terry Sim, August 7, 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

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

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