Genetics

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

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

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