Sheep program gets new leader

Sheep CRC Wellbeing and Productivity program gets a new leader

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The Sheep CRC’s Wellbeing and Productivity Program is set to go from strength to strength, with retiring program leader Professor Geoff Hinch to hand the reins to respected livestock scientist and consultant, Dr Lewis Kahn.

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Sheep CRC’s Wellbeing and Productivity program leader hands over the reins.

Sheep CRC’s Wellbeing and Productivity program leader hands over the reins.

The Sheep CRC’s Wellbeing and Productivity Program is set to go from strength to strength, with retiring program leader Professor Geoff Hinch to hand the reins to respected livestock scientist and consultant, Dr Lewis Kahn.

Prof. Hinch’s involvement in CRC activities dates back to the 1990’s when he was involved with the CRC for Premium Quality Wool, before holding roles with all three Sheep CRC’s as well as the Poultry CRC and the Spatial Innovation CRC.

Throughout this period he has also held the positions of deputy head and later head of the University of New England’s School of Rural Science and Agriculture. 

Chief executive of the Cooperative Research Centre for Sheep Industry Innovation (Sheep CRC), James Rowe, said Prof. Hinch had made an immense contribution to the industry over a career spanning 35 years.

“In his time working with the Sheep CRC, Geoff has been a leader in the applied sciences of animal behaviour and welfare, as well as animal reproduction.”

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