Angus regional forums focus on genomics opportunities

Beef Central, 15/07/2016

THE 2016 Angus Australia Regional Forums have kicked off early July, with a series of 11 events taking place from Tasmania to Bunbury in WA, and north to Toowoomba.

Breed development & extension manager, Andrew Byrne, left, with an attendee at an earlier regional forum

Breed development & extension manager, Andrew Byrne, left, with an attendee at an earlier regional forum

The theme of the 2016 regional forums is “Genomics in a Modern Angus Beef Business” and will predominantly focus on the opportunities to utilise the ever-increasing range of genomic technologies in Angus beef breeding operations.

The regional forums are open to anyone with an interest in Angus cattle and are a great way to catch up with Angus Australia staff and fellow Angus beef producers.

The remaining Regional Forums will take place at the following locations over the next couple of weeks:

  • Daylesford VIC, Tuesday, 19 July
  • Hamilton VIC, Wednesday, 20 July
  • Hahndorf SA, Friday, 22 July
  • Launceston TAS, Tuesday, 26 July
  • Bunbury WA, Thursday, 28 July

The regional forums are being delivered by Angus Australia’s chief executive officer, Peter Parnell, breed development & extension manager, Andrew Byrne, and strategic projects manager, Christian Duff.

Presentations will address a range of common genomics questions, including:

  • What genomic technologies are available?
  • What are the main considerations when investing in genomic technology?
  • What opportunities are provided by genomics?
  • What are the main challenges when utilising genomics?
  • What genomic technologies are likely to be available in the future?

The regional forums are free to attend. With the exception of the forum in Bunbury (WA), the forums will commence at 8:50am (tea and coffee from 8:30am) and conclude at approximately 12:45pm. While not essential, RSVP would be appreciated for catering purposes.

The full list of Angus regional forms and venues is accessible here. For further information, visit

RSVP contact is Liz Roan, Ph: 02 6773 4602 Email:




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