Sheep Industry Business Innovation


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Welcome to the Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) project newsletter!

In this edition, read about...

  • the industry’s new peak body, the Sheep Alliance, its board of directors and important vision and mission
  • Sheep meat value chain training course, an excellent opportunity for university students and young professionals
  • how groups can join the Lifetime Ewe Management (LTEM) training course
  • the very successful recently-held events SIBI Unplugged and Agribusiness Sheep Updates – and why are they trending in social media
  • SIBI staff member Meghan Cornelius and her Bred Well Fed Well workshops

And in global news … WA meat processor V&V Walsh has officially opened its largest processing facility in Inner Mongolia in September.  A joint venture with Grand Farm, China's biggest importer of red meat from Australia and New Zealand, the abattoir is the largest in the region, with a capacity to process about 10,000 lambs and 1000 cattle a day.  Congratulations to SIBI’s very own Terry Burnage who worked hard in the red meat trade to make this possible.  Read the full story here

The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA) is proudly supporting  the sheep industry to capitalise on growing markets for sheep products and to be internationally competitive and grow in value in to the future. The SIBI project will assist the industry to build capacity to supply new markets for sheep meat and live exports, particularly in nearby Asia and the Middle East – generating flow-on benefits to producers, industry, the regions, communities and the state economy. Our priorities are to transform the sheep supply chain to develop customer focused products for target markets and to support the increased turn off of quality lamb and sheep meat from a sustainable production base.

For more information on the project please visit our Sheep Industry Business Innovation webpage.

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