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

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

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

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

Neogen lab robots give Merinos and terminal sheep breeders a leg up

INNOVATIVE Merino and terminal sheep breeders are reaping the greatest benefit from sheep DNA testing developments, according to new data released by the Sheep CRC…Read More

Terry Sim, June 20, 2018

MERINOSELECT ram breeders support role of AWI genetics manager Neil Judd

MERINOSELECT Merino stud breeders have defended the role of AWI’s genetics program manager Neil Judd in the controversial focus group research session attended by AWI chairman Wal Merriman…Read More

Terry Sim, September 8, 2017

New genetic testing lab development to improve DNA test turnaround

AUSTRALIAN sheep DNA testing turnaround times are expected to be more reliable and up to 40 percent faster with Neogen Corporation’s decision to establish a genomic testing laboratory in Queensland…Read More

Sheep Central, September 4, 2017

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