Leading Breeder 2015, Adelaide

Session 1 - Welcome and what to expect

Welcome and the forum’s agenda, followed by what’s new and exciting in the world of Sheep Genetics. Hamish Chandler

Manager, Sheep Genetics

What is the Strategic Vision for the industry’s investment into genetics R,D&E over the next 5 years. Richard Apps

Program Manager, Genomics Implementation and Sheep R&D

An insight into what is happening with the analysis and what changes are soon to occur. Daniel Brown

Principal Scientist, AGBU

Session 2 – Are your sheep ready for a value based lamb supply chain??

The latest in the development of technologies to measure carcase yield and meat quality in processing plants. Graham Gardiner

Murdoch University, WA

Developing the base integration of the data flow Sam Gill

Project Manager Beef and Data Insights, MLA

The processor’s perspective. What will rapidly developing abattoir technologies mean for the industry? Mark Inglis

Farm Assurance & Supply Chain Manager, JBS Australia (Southern)

The outcomes from the Eating Quality Producer Demonstration Sites. Janelle Hocking Edwards

Senior Research Scientist, Livestock & Farming Systems, SARDI

Lamb Supply chain Open Forum and discussion.  

Drinks, Canapes followed by a sit down Dinner

The world is your Oyster! The challenges of breeding oysters for a global marketplace. Lester Marshall

Established Coffin Bay Oyster Farmer / Nuffield Scholar

Session 3 - Improving the Breeding Direction of your Ewe Flock

Welcome and the morning’s agenda, with a recap of Tuesday afternoon’s topics.

The impact of breeding for robustness and its influence on reproduction.

Sam Walkom

Research Fellow, AGBU 

Managing your ewes to maximize your reproduction rate. Jo Newton

PhD student, UNE

Improving the collection of Reproduction Data (Mating Module). Will Chaffey

LAMBPLAN Development Officer

A Review of Index Development Andrew Swan

Principal Scientist, AGBU

Session 4 – Introduction of New Tools and Applications available to you

A review of what is new on the Sheep Genetics website and Dashboard, along with the smartphone app. David Rubie

MERINOSELECT Database Manger

An introduction to the exciting development of the precision joining tool “Matesel”. How to use and what is possible. Luke Stephen

Technical Sheep Specialist,


Selection Tools

Hamish Chandler

Manager, Sheep Genetics 

Open forum on developing aspects of Sheep Genetics and Reproduction.