AS part of Beef Australia’s extensive education program, Angus Australia will be hosting a seminar which will discuss “Successful infusion of Angus genetics in the north”.
Not using the traditional seminar format, Angus Australia has decided to open the floor to questions and answers to form the majority of what will be a very informative session, particularly for those considering use of Angus genetics in commercial breeding programs.
“We’ve secured panellists from many parts of the industry to participate in the seminar, so they can share their practical experience using Angus genetics,” said Angus Australia’s marketing manager, Sonya Buck.
The panellists addressing this topic include:
- Troy Setter, chief executive officer with Consolidated Pastoral Co, Australia’s largest private beef producer with 390,000 head of cattle
- Ced Wise, Glenisa Cattle Co and AB Services – an Angus seedstock breeder, vet and reproductive specialist
- Nick Cameron, manager at Nindooinbah, large scale breeder of Angus, Ultrablacks and Brangus seedstock using advanced breeding technologies
- Dan Lynch, successful producer of crossbred cattle from Tara Station near Cloncurry in North West Queensland; and
- Justin Boshammer, Sandon Glenoch Angus, a supplier of Angus genetics into the northern market.
The session will be facilitated by Beef Central’s Jon Condon, and the topic is sure to result in a lively discussion between seminar attendees and the panellists.
Angus Australia’s Sonya Buck said seminar attendees would have the opportunity hear about not just the successes, but possible challenges when introducing Bos Taurus genetics into northern herds.
“Angus Australia is a proud sponsor of Beef Australia 2015 and look forward to participating in the cattle industry’s premier beef event,” she said.
- The “Successful infusion of Angus genetics in the north” seminar will be held at Beef Australia 2015’s Hegvold Stadium from 1.30 pm on Tuesday 5 May, 2015.
All the seminars in the world will not correct the problems when attempting to use the wrong genetics for a certain environment.
you have hit the nail on the head, having been involved in a 4 year fixed time AI project with cross breed cattle, the data so far suggests the progeny breed in our environment adapt.
Trying to get animals from a temperate climate to be tropically adapted, productive and profitable probably is possible. However many years of selecting for the right traits is required. Most of the selection today is carried out in far more favourable conditions and climates then north Australia can dish out generally speaking.
Q question that should be answered for the audience: What should an Angus suitable for the north look like genetically i.e. looking for the genetic detail of key traits.
Thanks Copper – as the seminar moderator, I’ll make sure we cover-off on it during the session. Better still, let’s hope we can see you in the audience so you can fire the question off yourself! Jon Condon