Sheep Industry Business Innovation

The legacies of SIBI

Although the Sheep Industry Business Innovation (SIBI) project finished in June, knowledge gained through the project lives on through project legacies. For each legacy there is a short video, highlighting the projects achievements and outcomes.

  1. Confidence that sheep are a profitable component of a farming business
    The SIBI project has increased investment in sheep as a component of the farming business, through research into business models, productivity and profitability.


  1. Understanding the sheep industry value chain
    SIBI improved stakeholder awareness of the complexity, value and sophistication of the sheep industry value chain. The project invested into supply chain development by working across all areas of the supply chain.


  1. Building stronger relationships within industry

Stronger industry relationships have been built across all levels through training courses, industry events and field days. A key component of this legacy was the development of relationships with Aboriginal farmers, creating positive social impacts and increased business opportunities.


  1. Increase professional capacity of the sheep industry

A project priority was to grow and develop the professional capacity of the sheep industry. This was achieved by encouraging new entrants into the industry through the sheep supply chain course, SIBI post graduate scholarships and stakeholder professional development courses.


  1. Developing the Katanning Research Facility (KRF) as a national sheep research centre

SIBI invested into both people and resources to establish a facility available to be utilised by the broader industry. DPIRD remains committed to the continuous development of the KRF as a leading research facility. This work will continue to attract future research and increase collaboration between State Government and industry partners.


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