Research & Development

Lambex organisers drop plans for 2021 event

AUSTRALIA’S premier sheep and lamb conference, LambEx, has been cancelled for the second consecutive year to retain the event’s position as the industry’s leading face-to-face gathering…Read More

Sheep Central, October 2, 2020

Former Sheep CRC CEO calls for more research collaboration

AUSTRALIA’S agricultural research and development sector was not short of money, but needed more collaboration to tackle the industry’s big opportunities and issues, according to former Sheep CRC chief executive officer James Rowe…Read More

Terry Sim, September 30, 2020

Churchill fellows to study livestock ID and regenerative ag

WESTERN Australian government officers will investigate livestock identification and regenerative agriculture practices overseas to fulfil their 2020 Churchill Fellowship obligations…Read More

Sheep Central, September 30, 2020

Sheep industry needs people with diverse knowledge and skills

GREATER alignment between education and career path development in the sheep industry is necessary to ensure people with a diverse range of knowledge and capabilities are attracted, according to Nuffield..Read More

Terry Sim, September 28, 2020

Sheep, dieback and technology covered in latest MLA podcast

MEAT & Livestock Australia has released episode three of its Feedback podcast, with segments on genetic selection, on-farm research, pasture dieback, objective measurement technology and Olympians participating in MLA’s education program…Read More

Sheep Central, August 28, 2020

Sheep industry and RDCs fail to meet reproduction rate target

AUSTRALIA’S sheep and wool industry and levy-funded bodies have failed to meet a target to raise average reproduction rates by 10 percent between 2012-17, a new report has found, while the nation’s flock remained historically low and sheep meat demand stayed strong…Read More

Terry Sim, August 26, 2020

MLA is looking for sheep meat and grass-fed beef research ideas

MEAT & Livestock is seeking preliminary funding proposals from researchers for on-farm research, development and adoption projects that benefit sheep meat and grass-ed beef producers…Read More

Sheep Central, August 24, 2020

Top sheep and beef cattle research forum goes online on Friday

NEW research that sheep and beef producers can apply directly on their farms will be presented in an online forum this Friday…Read More

Sheep Central, July 29, 2020

Victorian Government expands drought assistance for farmers

VICTORIA’S drought-affected farmers have been offered expanded government grant support to give greater access to the technology and expertise needed to prepare for future seasons…Read More

Sheep Central, May 1, 2020

SA sheep and cattle funds to seek new projects next year

TRANSITION of South Australia’s sheep and cattle industry funds to industry management has been finalised following the appointment of two new boards and an executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, April 20, 2020

ACMA backs ag research hub with $230,000 grant

AUSTRALIA’S media regulator has backed a national hub of agricultural research knowledge with a $230,000 grant…Read More

Sheep Central, February 21, 2020

MLA launches new research e-newsletter for red meat sector

PRODUCERS, researchers and industry stakeholders wanting to keep up to date with the latest in red meat research and development will now have access to a new, easy-to-read e-newsletter focused on the latest Meat & Livestock Australia research…Read More

Sheep Central, February 10, 2020

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