Genetics

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

German documentary on Australian Merino wool highlights animal welfare issues

A NEED for greater transparency about Australian Merino wool production, marketing and sheep welfare trends – especially mulesing and pain relief — has been highlighted in a recent German television and newspaper investigation…Read More

Terry Sim, March 6, 2019

Lifelong networks and mentor relationships established at Wyvern

YOUNG wool growers and sheep industry professionals were provided with lifelong mentors and networks at a training and mentoring weekend this month…Read More

Sheep Central, February 25, 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

Worldwide condolences honour wool science revolutionary Dr Jim Watts

MERINO sheep, Angora goat and alpaca breeders around the world have expressed their condolences on the passing of revolutionary Merino breeding and wool scientist Dr Jim Watts. Dr Watts, 69,..Read More

Terry Sim, February 13, 2019

Grassroots research body MerinoLink appoints new chief executive officer

MERINO research organisation MerinoLink has appointed well-known shearing contractor sector leader Jason Letchford as its new chief executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2019

Grassroots research body MerinoLink appoints new chief executive officer

MERINO research organisation MerinoLink has appointed well-known shearing contractor sector leader Jason Letchford as its new chief executive officer…Read More

Sheep Central, February 7, 2019

Chris Howie’s sheep and beef market wrap: Opportunities emerging

FORMER Elders national livestock manager Chris Howie offers his take on southern livestock market trends in January, drawing from both his own observations and from a wide contact network of producers, agents, processors, industry associates and leaders developed during his extensive career as a livestock agent. ..Read More

Chris Howie, February 1, 2019

Australian sheep industry ambassadors wanted

YOUNG Australian sheep men and women are being urged to apply for the Sheep Industry Ambassador award and potentially win a study tour of New Zealand…Read More

Guest Author, January 29, 2019

Recruitment: How to identify the future team leaders in your business

At the core of every successful agribusiness is a team of good leaders making good decisions. When you set out to identify future leaders to move your business forward, how do you know what to look for?..Read More

Sheep Central, January 25, 2019

Sheep operations fare best in ABARES drought impact report

AVERAGE farm business profits in Australia’s sheep industry are expected to be positive in 2018-19, compared with forecast negative results for the beef, grains, and dairy industries…Read More

Sheep Central, December 19, 2018

Recruitment: Young people and women boost Australia’s agricultural workforce

Australia’s agricultural workforce is growing, getting younger and engaging more women, according to an analysis released this week by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics Sciences…Read More

Sheep Central, December 14, 2018

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