Sheep CRC Update seminars held in eight locations across Australia between February and May 2010 provided a valuable summary of progress achieved by the Sheep CRC and our Participants in our first three years of operation.
The Sheep CRC publication '2010 Sheep Focus' captures key messages and results presented in the seminars in a form that provides an easy reference document.
Several case studies are available on the use and benefits of ASBVs - download the individual case studies below.
The Pocket Guide to ASBVs is provided courtesy of Sheep Genetics Australia.
This guide is provided to help you understand the complexities of breeding profitable yet functional sheep that are right for your business.
Five case studies have been conducted on the use of eID. Download the brochure and case studies below.
The primary focus of High Performance Weaners (HPW) is to instill a 'measure-to-manage' approach that will provide participants with the key decision making tools for weaner management. HPW will help improve the reproductive performance of ewe lambs - particularly for prime lamb flocks.
Authors: Nicole Sallur (Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Queensland) & Cheryl Pope (Department of Primary Industries, New South Wales)
Editor: Deborah Maxwell (Department of Primary industries and Fisheries, Queensland)
This learner guide has been developed to help vocational and educational trainers (primarily in the TAFE, agricultural college and school systems) deliver up-to-date knowledge and skills in the area of individual animal management and decision support tools to their students. The main purpose of this guide is to provide key information and activities to allow students to gain a better understanding of individual animal management, the supporting technology (hardware and software) and its application on-farm.
This book covers a broad range of topics relevant to the sheep and wool industry in all the main regions of the world. Despite the importance of the sheep industry to Australia, the previous edition was the first publication to have brought together a comprehensive treatment of these topics. This revised book significantly expands on the earlier edition, containing 11 new chapters with all previous chapters updated and expanded. This book is fully international in scope, future developments in all areas are discussed and the sheep meat aspects of the industry are covered in more depth. The contributing authors are influential in the industry through their employment in international Universities, Departments of Primary Industry, research organisations and private companies. The book is designed as a text for tertiary undergraduate and postgraduate students in all years of their courses. It describes the principles upon which various activities in the sheep and wool industry are based, together with the practical implications of these principles. This comprehensive book will also be of interest and benefit to all those involved in the sheep and wool industry, including producers, wool classers, shearers, brokers, traders, exporters and processors. It covers all aspects of the international sheep and wool industry from paddock to plate and from farm to fabric. Major changes in the structure of the sheep and wool industries in all countries have occurred over the last 20 years since the Australian reserve price scheme collapsed in 1991. Both current and likely future developments in all aspects of the industry are covered. The five sections of this book cover the major world sheep and wool industries, biological principles, management, production systems, and the preparation, processing and marketing of meat and wool. References and web links at the end of each chapter list further sources of information. To order your copy of the Handbook download the order form below.
The Sheep CRC, in partnership with Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST), presents a practical course focusing specifically on the nutrition and health issues associated with the ewe and develops participant skills in sheep assessment and feed budgeting, based on key information from the lifetimewool project.
Making more from Sheep is a best management practice program to help sheep producers do what they do, even better.
The Merino Sheep Breeding Trainer Guide has been developed by Sheep CRC and Meat & Livestock Australia to allow vocational and education trainers (primarily in the TAFE, Agricultural College and School systems) to deliver up to date knowledge and skills in the area of Merino breeding to their students. It is designed to be used in conjunction with three Power Point presentations, produced by the Sheep CRC on developing a breeding objective, selecting a stud and rams and selecting ewes.
The Internal Parasite Control in Sheep Reference Manual and Trainer Guide has been developed by Sheep CRC and NSW TAFE to allow vocational and education trainers (primarily in the TAFE, Agricultural College and School systems) to deliver up to date knowledge and skills in the area of sheep worm control to their students. It is designed to be used in conjunction with a Power Point presentation, also produced by the Sheep CRC and NSW TAFE. This guide has been designed to be used in the national competency elements:
RTE3402A - Animal health control Programs, Elements 01,02,03,04 / RTE3712A - Administer medication to livestock, Elements 02,02,03 / RTE3115A - Implement livestock husbandry practices, Elements 01,02,03,04 / RTE4119A - Supervise animal health programs, Element 01
This trainer guide is structured to cover: training outline including resources, purpose and a suggested approach; practical exercises including resources, purpose, instructions for trainers and student worksheets; short answer questions which include both a worksheet for students and the answers for trainers; assessment sheet; and resources.
Please note that these resources are copyright. Special permission is granted to Australian Registered Training Organisations to reproduce these materials in full without changes. However, such organisations are permitted to add the name and logo of their training organisation to the Activity Worksheets and Power Point presentations.
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