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Sheep CRC Participants

The Sheep CRC receives strong support from many of the major providers, managers and users of research throughout the Australian Sheep Industry. A number of these supporters have formally committed their organisations to the CRC by becoming Members and/or Participants and collectively they contribute substantial in-kind and cash to the CRC to facilitate the achievement of the CRC outcomes. The Members/Participants share of equity in the CRC is governed by the Participants Agreement.

The Sheep CRC Participants and Members are listed below. Click on each organisation's logo to visit the individual websites.


Allflex provides superior product design and performance, reliable on-time delivery in full, dedicated technical support and exceptional customer service. Use Allflex to manage your livestock and identify the difference.

Visiit the Allflex website to find information on electronic and visual tags, readers, suppliers and technical support and downloads.

Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Australian Meat Processor Corporation (AMPC) is a national Research and Development Centre, representing all processors active in the red meat processing industry.

Specifically, AMPC aims to promote, protect and further the rights and mutual interests of its Members.

Australian Wool Innovation

Established in 2001, AWI is a not-for-profit company owned by over 29,000 wool levy payers who have registered as AWI shareholders. The company invests along the global supply chain for Australian wool – from woolgrowers through to retailers.

AWI’s mission is to invest in research, development, marketing and promotion in order to:

  • enhance the profitability, international competitiveness and sustainability of the Australian wool industry; and
  • increase demand and market access for Australian wool.


AWI’s vision is for it to be a significant contributor to a vibrant, stable and profitable wool industry providing the world with the best natural fibre. AWI’s goal is to help increase the demand for wool through investments in marketing, innovations and R&D – from farm to fashion.

Australian Wool Testing Authority

The Australian Wool Testing Authority was established in 1957 by the Commonwealth Government of the day in response to requests from the Australian wool industry. Royal Assent was given to the enabling legislation to create the Australian Wool Testing Authority (AWTA) as a statutory authority reporting to the Minister for Primary Industry on 12th September, 1957.

AWTA aims to assist or promote the development of the pastoral, agricultural, manufacturing and industrial resources of Australia, in particular, by providing independent objective data and information services which will facilitate the efficient production, marketing and processing of wool, other fibres, textile products and related materials.


CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. Visit the CSIRO website to find out about CSIRO's governance; vision, purpose and beliefs; strategy; budget and performance; and structure, to read about the National Research Flagships and CSIRO's research Divisions and international activities. CSIRO is one of the largest and most diverse scientific institutions in the world with more than 50 sites throughout Australia and overseas. Read about our locations in each Australian state and territory and overseas.

Deakin University

Deakin University aims to be a catalyst for positive change for the individuals and the communities it serves. This will be achieved by ensuring that Deakin's teaching, its research, its partnerships, its international programs and the services that support those activities are relevant, innovative and responsive.Deakin University is proud to be recognised as an organisation that offers a friendly and supportive working environment. Our staff are committed to genuinely making a difference to thousands of people’s lives by contributing to their education.

Deakin has won several awards for its teaching and learning excellence - testament to its excellent facilities, flexible study options and courses which are informed by industry professionals.

Department of Agriculture & Food, WA

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Austraia assists the State's Agriculture, Food and Fibre sectors to be sustainable and profitable, with a clear focus on export-led growth.

The Department enhances the international competitiveness of the State's agri-business by working with them to meet the increasingly demanding standards for safety and quality of food and fibre products produced in a sustainable way.

Department of Primary Industries Victoria

The Department of Primary Industries (DPI) is responsible for agriculture, fisheries, earth resources, energy and forestry in Victoria.

We design and deliver government policies and programs that enable Victoria 's primary and energy industries to sustainably maximise the wealth and wellbeing they generate, by providing essential goods and services, employment, investment and recreational opportunities.

DPI is one of 11 Victorian Government departments, reporting to the Minister for Energy and Resources and Minister for Agriculture. We employ more than 2,500 staff who work from 70 locations across the State.

Department of Employment, Economic Development & Innovation

The Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDIQLD) has a vision of 'profitable primary industries for Queensland'.


This Department supports strategic industry development at all stages of the industry lifecycle and throughout the entire value chain - from production to consumption.d

Holmes Sackett

Holmes Sackett Pty Ltd is a New South Wales based firm focused on providing independent business information to the Australian agricultural sector, both to primary producers as well as to the agricultural service division. Holmes Sackett improve your farm profit with evidence based solutions. We recommend systems that are easy to implement and beneficial to profits! Holmes Sackett help you to reap the rewards from implementing efficient farm practices, without losing perspective on the things that matter. Our consultants help you build better profits through analysis of the business as a whole and each individual enterprise.

JRL Hall & Co.

JRL Hall and Co is a long standing, Darkan based firm of farm management and production consultants with daily contact with their client base and a clear understanding of the issues facing that client base. We consult directly to over 100 individual sheep and wool farm businesses representing a total in excess of 1,000,000 sheep.

Collectively this represents 5% of the Western Australian wool clip and over 1% of the National sheep flock.

Meat & Livestock Australia

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) is a producer-owned company, working in partnership with industry and Government to achieve a profitable and sustainable red meat and livestock industry. MLA has the unique responsibility of providing marketing and research services to its 43,500 livestock producer members and the broader red meat industry to help them meet community and consumer expectations.

Mike Stephens & Associates

Mike Stephens & Associates offer farm systems, human resource management, and agricultural investment advice to farm businesses, agri-business, Government and industry. MS&A have strong experience, credibility and the scope of expertise and geographical cover to deliver results through project management, research and extension or working one to one.

Murdoch University

Murdoch University's mission is to extend knowledge, stimulate learning, and promote understanding, for the benefit of the wider community. They have an outstanding reputation as an institution that provides students with a quality education and recognised academic standing within an engaging and caring environment. They are committed to excellence in teaching and research.

NSW Department of Primary Industries

The Department of Primary Industries in the NSW Trade & Investment cluster works to develop and sustain diverse, profitable food and fibre industries, and ensures best practice management of our natural resources.

Our responsibilities include developing profitable, sustainable and biosecure agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries; ensuring best management of catchments, natural resources and water; effectively managing crown lands and regulating the state’s food sector.

South Australian Research & Development Institute

SARDI is a world-class research and development institute delivering innovation to enhance the food, fibre and bioscience industries and living environmental systems in southern Australia.

From the sea to the land to the market, SARDI delivers robust scientific solutions for primary industries.

Our scientists create opportunities for market growth within agriculture, food, aquatics and bioscience industries, ensuring they remain internationally competitive and ecologically sustainable.

Sheepmeat Council of Australia

Representing and promoting the national and international interests of lamb and sheepmeat producers in Australia, SCA's goal is to deliver professional policy development and lobbying outcomes that enhance the integrity, profitability and sustainability of the Australian Sheepmeat industry.

University of New England

UNE is internationally recognised as one of the great teaching and research universities. The university undertakes fundamental and applied research in many disciplines. Collaborative research with other institutions includes projects with the CSIRO and the high profile Cooperative Research Centres.

Through its research UNE assists in the economic, social and cultural advancement of Australia and in the advanced training of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

University of Tasmania

UTAS is a partnership between staff and students who work together in the areas of core business for the University: achieving excellence in teaching and learning and research.

UTAS offers one of the widest range of courses in Australia (100 undergraduate courses) yet is small enough (just over 20,000 students) to provide an environment where each student can enter into a partnership with staff to achieve their goals.

University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is a leading Australian research university and has an international reputation for excellence, innovation and enterprise. A member of the Australian 'Group of Eight' research universities, it is also among Australia's leading research universities.

WoolProducers Australia

WoolProducers Australia is the peak national body for the wool growing industry in Australia. WoolProducers Australia develops and advocates policy and represents the industry on issues as diverse as trade, animal health and welfare, research and development, marketing, accountability of grower funds, taxation and compulsory levies, climate change and industrial relations.

Supporting Organisations

In addition to Participants the CRC has welcomed contributions from Rural Skill Industries Training, The Merino Company, AgriFood Skills Australia, Country Road, Macquarie Textiles Group, Beijing Spinning Mill, Farming Systems Analysis and JT Agri-Source.