The CRC for Premium Quality Wool, established on the 1st July 1993, was wound up in 2000. It
focused on wool production and on improving the quality of wool by innovative on-farm
A new wool and sheep industry CRC was established on 1st July
2001. This had a much broader mandate, and was based around 4 project streams:
- Strategic research into genetics, wool science, meat science and parasite management;
- Precision production: an integrated meat and wool production system based on electronic measurement, management,
and marketing of animals according to their individual merit;
- Implementing innovation: delivering information to industry via communication, information and extension mechanisms;
- Education and training: delivering a dynamic program of education including postgraduate research, undergraduate
education, vocational, school and industry training.
This CRC was wound up in July 2008.
1 The CRC Program is acknowledged as one of the success
stories of Australian science. Established in 1990 to foster industry and
public sector collaboration in research and training, it brings together
universities, other public sector research agencies and industry. The 62
CRCs undertake collaborative research, industry training and postgraduate
education with a strong emphasis on applications.