The work carried out in south west Victoria at DEDJTR Hamilton is at the cutting edge of Australian lamb research.
When measured by gross annual production, the sheep meat industry is the state's third largest agricultural industry with an annual gross value of about $900 million.
Victoria is Australia's largest lamb producer, and in 2011 the Victorian Government committed $2.3 million to make DEDJTR Hamilton the Red Meat Innovation Centre.
Part of this investment was $1.3 million for the building of a new multi-purpose animal housing, handling and feeding research facility on the site at Hamilton. The facility includes new covered sheep yards and handling facilities that conform to the highest animal welfare and occupational health and safety requirements.
Research undertaken by scientists at DEDJTR Hamilton will provide new genetic and nutritional technologies and on-farm practices to increase lamb production and productivity across the nation. The Centre will also ensure Victoria's sheep meat producers are able to capitalise on increasing global demand.
Contact DEDJTR Hamilton
DEDJTR Hamilton Centre
915 Mt Napier Rd
Hamilton VIC 3300
Phone: (03) 5573 0900
Fax: (03) 5571 1523