Centre for sheep operations and research infrastructure

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This Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) subproject  developed the necessary operations and infrastructure to support the existing facilities at the Katanning Research Facility (KRF), enabling it to showcase different components of the Western Australian sheep industry to overseas investors, local producers and processors.


The department has significant collaborative research projects based at the KRF that support technical developments needed for new value chains in the future. In particular, the Genetic Resource Flock and related projects funded by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) can provide sheep breeding information on important meat quality traits. New product demonstrations such as remote sheep identification, monitoring and labour saving devices are also a feature of sheep management on the property.