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

Flock profiling boost for NSW Merino ewe competitions

UPTAKE of Merino flock genetic profiling is expected to be boosted by a free DNA sampling offer for all New South Wales ewe flock competition entrants in 2024 and free profiles for winning flocks…Read More

Sheep Central, January 19, 2024

Merino breeder Mark Mortimer wins Helen Newton Turner medal

NEW South Wales Merino breeder Mark Mortimer has been awarded the prestigious Helen Newton Turner Medal for his major contributions to Australia’s livestock genetics research and development…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

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

Hannaton Merinos is making its ewes farm-fit at Kaniva

HANNATON Merinos stud master Jonno Hicks has seen the value of genetic selection in his stud and commercial flocks after one of the driest seasonal starts on record around Kaniva in Victoria’s west Wimmera region…Read More

Sheep Central, July 7, 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

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

Australia’s most worm-resistant Merino flock to be sold

AUSTRALIA’S most worm-resistant Merino flock is to be offered for sale by tender by Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development…Read More

Sheep Central, February 10, 2020

Merino flock shines as Victorian Sustainability Awards finalist

A VICTORIAN Merino flock aiming to be carbon neutral by 2025 but with a strong focus on sheep welfare is a finalist in the Premier’s 2019 Sustainability Awards…Read More

Terry Sim, October 9, 2019

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