MLA considering new Genetic Resource Flock funding model

MEAT & Livestock Australia is considering new funding options for the sheep industry’s valuable genetic resource flock, potentially through the MLA Donor Company…Read More

Terry Sim, March 25, 2024

Merino flocks cut wrinkle as terminal breeders lift carcases

AUSTRALIA’S Merino seedstock suppliers are increasingly using genetic analysis to breeding sheep with fewer breech wrinkles, balanced with early growth and fleece weight…Read More

Sheep Central, March 13, 2024

New Zealand to apply genomics in working dogs in new study

A NEW Zealand study aims to develop new genetic criteria for desirable working dog traits by undertaking the most detailed genomic investigation of the NZ dog breeds ever attempted…Read More

Sheep Central, July 31, 2023

TraitSelect livestock app wins prestigious Australian eChallenge

A TRIO of South Australian university students have big plans for their livestock Trait Select app – the winner of the University of Adelaide’s latest eChallenge…Read More

Sheep Central, December 9, 2022

MLA genetics forum to focus on sustainability

BREEDING animals for climate change will be among the themes covered by the 2022 Meat & Livestock Australia Livestock Genetics Forum in Adelaide next month…Read More

Sheep Central, March 14, 2022

Emerging talent sought for Helen Newton Turner awards

A NEW award to encourage emerging talent has been added to the prestigious Helen Newton Turner awards this year…Read More

Sheep Central, July 21, 2021

No turning back from Nudies to wool for the Mitchells

IF Merino wool prices doubled Glenthompson sheep producers Russell and Fiona Mitchell would not turn back from their flock’s progression away from Merinos, to composites and now to Nudie shedding sheep…Read More

Terry Sim, July 14, 2021

Sheep business to expand with $5.8m Genetics Australia deal

BEEF and dairy genetics cooperative Genetics Australia aims to expand its sheep services after its $5.8 million purchase of the Total Livestock Genetics at Camperdown in south-west Victoria…Read More

Terry Sim, December 2, 2020

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

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