The CRC for premium Quality Wool is perhaps best assessed by the range and quality of papers generated through the programs developed during the course of the CRC.
The four individual research programs and one education program had the following goals:
Program 1: “To develop genetic technologies that enable manipulation of important determinants of textile fibre quality, especially fibre diameter, and at the same time maintain or enhance other economically important aspects of productivity”.
Program 2: “To develop and commercially evaluate new technologies that increase wool strength and processing performance, especially in wools from Mediterranean and other production environments where there are dramatic seasonal variations in feed quality and quantity.
Program 3: “To develop improved understanding of a) he process of fibre growth and the impact of changes in follicle function on the physical structure and chemical composition of the fibre and its ultrastructural components, b) the relationships between fibre composition, fibre structure and processing performance and to assess the significance of these relationships of the development of new products and processing practices”.
Program 4: “To develop and utilise transgenesis technologies for improving wool quality, production efficiency and parasite resistance by manipulation of biochemical pathways, follicle function, fibre composition and structure”.
Program 5: “ To develop the resources of the CRC into an integrated academic network, specialising in education and training at all levels and for all sectors of the wool industry, and utilising modern technology in local and distance communication to deliver education and training programs Australia-wide”.
In the course of implementing these programs a large number of publications were produced. Most of these are available from the Livestock Library.
Lists of publications produced are available: