Lamb science in action
As Victoria is the largest lamb producer in Australia, the department has a lead role in lamb research, development and extension under the national research, development and extension framework.
We are building new capacity that will generate new knowledge and technology to transform the lamb industry and will target on-farm practice change by focusing on increasing lamb supply through a value chain approach.
The department aims to develop more productive lamb and finishing systems that also meet natural resource outcomes, are flexible under climate change, reduce methane emissions and meet quality and market demands for meat products.
Research is also currently being developed around extensive grazing farming systems, with particular emphasis on grazing ecology, animal physiology and ruminant nutrition.