2013 Research Priorities

1. Improving lamb production per ewe in the flock

  • Reducing pre-weaning lamb loss from conception onwards
  • Improving efficiency of out-of-season breeding
  • Improving Reproductive Efficiency (Including improving low lambing percentages)

2. Improving Profitability

  • Reducing the cost of production
  • Increasing Revenue- Improving Carcass Yield
  • Develop Compensation Strategy to reward Producers for economically beneficial carcass traits

3. Health

  • Developing/Validating new diagnostics, vaccines and animal health products
  • Developing on-farm flock health procedures and strategies

4. Predation

  • Cost Benefit analysis of different preventative methods of predator control
  • Predation reduction