These searchable lists are a valuable nationwide reference-point for both upcoming and recently completed stud and herd bull sales information. This presentation is designed to assist bull buyers making decisions about upcoming purchases, and industry stakeholders interested in recent bull sales results. Both lists are fully searchable by breed, time-frame, region and specific stud prefix. Over time, the list will grow into a valuable statistical resource.
Australia should be seen as a ‘mecca’ by South American beef producers seeking genetic improvement, a visiting Paraguan beef industry leader and cattle vet said during a Queensland visit this week…Read MoreJon Condon, March 19, 2019
The economic impact from buffalo fly has been reported to cost the northern beef industry around $99 million each year – but parasite resistance is a measurable genetic trait. ..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, March 19, 2019
From humble beginnings utilising 906 calves from 35 Angus sires bred in 2010 to the latest cohort measuring performance of 8500 calves from 299 sires, the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program has come a long way in its ten-year history…Read MoreBeef Central, March 15, 2019
The challenge for many commercial cattle breeders is to consider female selection as a multi-level process, suggests genetics editor Alastair Rayner.
A new video has been launched describing ways that producers can use the National Livestock Identification System to improve data collection and decision making for their herds…Read MoreBeef Central, March 12, 2019
The four selection indexes that are calculated within the Angus Breedplan genetic evaluation are set for review. Part of the process includes an online survey to allow Angus producers to have input into what key selection traits will shape the future of their breed…Read MoreBeef Central, March 8, 2019
Clearance rates in early autumn bull sales this year may be down, but average prices remain solid, genetics editor Alastair Rayner reports in this week’s genetics review. “Declining cow numbers and lack of water due to drought are the big limitations impacting on purchases, however demand for proven high accuracy EBV bulls remains high,” he says ..Read MoreGuest Author, March 5, 2019
A series of 14 industry forums being held across Australia in coming months will help seedstock and commercial cattle producers focus on Breedplan fundamentals and getting the most out of genetic technologies. The two-day forums are being coordinated through SBTS and its equivalent northern organisation, TBTS. ..Read MoreBeef Central, March 4, 2019
Reliance on raw data can often cause producers to make inaccurate selection decisions and effectively select cattle on non-genetic differences rather than actual genetic merit, suggests genetics editor Alastair Rayner.
A private Shorthorn breeder has urged his breed society, Shorthorn Beef, to ‘get off the fence’ and make a decision about whether to move to IGS Genetic Evaluation…Read MoreBeef Central, February 26, 2019
A large-scale five-year breeding program to quantify the impact that crossbreeding offers commercial producers is drawing to a close this year, providing insights into a range of traits like calving ease, calf weight and survival, female reproductive traits and carcase data. ..Read MoreGenetics editor Alastair Rayner, February 19, 2019
An update on the northern beef industry’s critically important Repronomics fertility project will be one of the feature topics at a BeefUp forum being staged at Mundubbera in Central Queensland next month…Read MoreBeef Central, February 19, 2019