The Australian Sheep Industry has entered the genomics era for sheep improvement in Australia. This bold statement is based on a number of developments.
There is now a very positive challenge for the Australian sheep industry to work together to ensure that the potential benefits of genomic technologies are effectively developed and used. We know that genomics will work for the sheep industry – we now need to ensure that we capture the benefits.
The Sheep CRC is working closely with Sheep Genetics to develop a training initiative to improve skills and the tools to enable breeders and commercial producers to get the most out of genetic technologies.
For further information on Genomics Pilot Project II see the media release available for download under the 'News Releases' tab below.
Several case studies are available on the use and benefits of ASBVs - download the individual case studies below.
This guide is provided to help you understand the complexities of breeding profitable yet functional sheep that are right for your business.
During LambEx 2012 the Sheep CRC hosted a genomics breakfast workshop - download the papers from the workshop below.