LIVESTOCK

SBV on the cards for shedding trait

TRANSITIONING towards a shedding sheep flock is potentially set to get a whole lot easier, with the development of a shedding breeding value looking to take a significant amount of guesswork out of the process.

Claire Harris
 Updated: University of New England’s Sam Wilkom, with sheep producers John Keiller, Portland, Victoria, and Matt Kelly, Hamilton, Victoria, pictured at the Bendigo MLA Update in November last year. Photos: Claire Harris.

Updated: University of New England’s Sam Wilkom, with sheep producers John Keiller, Portland, Victoria, and Matt Kelly, Hamilton, Victoria, pictured at the Bendigo MLA Update in November last year. Photos: Claire Harris.

The project is a Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Donor Company-funded initiative, with significant input from the University of New England's Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU), as well as Victorian...

Subscribe now

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

A growing series of reports, each focused on a key discussion point for the farming sector, brought to you by the Farming Ahead team.

editions

Research Report: Carbon Calculators (June 2024)

Farming Ahead's June Research Report compares two carbon calculators which can be used by grain growers.

editions

Research Report: High Horsepower Tractors (May 2024)

Kondinin Group has rounded up some real broadacre muscle in this Research Report - looking at 447kW (600hp)-plus tractors.

editions

Research Report: Sheds (April 2024)

Sheds play a vital role in farming, offering shelter and protection for people, machinery, livestock and valuable inputs like chemicals and fertiliser.

editions

Research Report: Self-Propelled Sprayers (March 2024)

In this month’s Research Report, the Kondinin Group research team of Mark Saunders, Ben White and Josh Giumelli present the results of the latest round of self-propelled sprayer testing. The team traversed several states to round up six of the latest sprayers, which can cost upwards of $1 million each.