Beef breed record prices

Australian stud beef cattle breed record prices at a glance

The past 12 months has produced a rash of new breed record prices for bulls and registered females sold at auction, prompting Beef Central to prepare this comprehensive list of breed records as a handy reader reference tool…Read More

Beef Central, December 10, 2018

Weekly genetics review: Days to calving – An on-farm focus

Across the country there are varying levels of focus placed on the Days to Calving EBV. In general, southern-based herds with closer management of cattle and more defined joining and calving periods, place lower emphasis on the trait compared to other fertility measures. Beef Central spoke with a number of bull breeders across the country to gauge their approach to the Days to Calving trait, and the traits they apply in managing fertility…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, July 2, 2019

Stock agent and breed administrator Richard Bucks signs off after 63 fruitful years

Former stock agent and Angus breed administrator Richard Buck signed off this week as secretary of the NSW Angus committee, after 63 fruitful years in the beef industry. Richard has an unbroken attendance of the Sydney Show for the past 74 years…Read More

Beef Central, June 28, 2019

Brahman cattle reveal their genetic secrets

Genome specialist Professor Stephen Moore thinks it is possible to rejig the genetic scales with Brahman cattle, with novel opportunities to rapidly and efficiently bump up the productivity of Brahman herds while retaining their formidable adaptation traits..Read More

Beef Central, June 26, 2019

Weekly genetics review: Fertility traits – using genetics to drive herd fertility

This week’s genetics review focuses on the development of the Days to Calving EBV. This is a valuable tool to assist in improving overall herd fertility, however data collection has been low, as many breeders do not realise that they need to collect more comprehensive data for the whole herd and submit this to Breedplan. Breed society pedigrees and cow disposals are not enough, and are not used in the analysis…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, June 25, 2019

New genetics hub helps demystify breeding values

Commercial cattle and sheep producers now have new tools to help them start using breeding values in their bull and ram buying decisions, following the launch of some important new genetics resources this week…Read More

Beef Central, June 25, 2019

Weekly genetics review: Breeding objectives underpin production gains

A focus on and commitment to defined breeding objectives underpins the ongoing success of the Rangeland Bulls ‘breeding collective’ in western Queensland…Read More

Genetics editor, Alastair Rayner , June 18, 2019

Webinar: Managing a high-fertility beef herd

A free webinar providing valuable information for cattle breeders and consulting veterinarians wanting to understand fertility in beef cattle herds, and how it can be better managed, will be held later this month…Read More

Beef Central, June 17, 2019

Webinar: Breeding values – Your tool for looking under the hood of your next sire

An upcoming webinar presented by FutureBeef and Beef Central will explore the use of breeding values to allow the bull buyer to see ‘under the hood’ of a BreedPlan-recorded animal – both his weak points and his strengths – to decide if he’s the right fit for the herd…Read More

Beef Central, June 5, 2019

Beef breed registrations lift 4.5pc in 2018

Beef breed registrations continued to grow during 2018, despite the impact of drought conditions in many parts of eastern Australia. Primary registrations increased by 4.5 percent to 147,293 head last year, the Australia Registered Cattle Breeders Association reported on Friday…Read More

Beef Central, June 3, 2019

New decision-support tools will help drive genetic selection, Angus conference told

US animal geneticist Dr Kent Anderson was tasked with doing some crystal-ball gazing about where cattle genetics and genomics progress might head over the next ten years, to 2030 during last week’s Angus Australia conference in Albury. Here’s a summary of his views…Read More

Jon Condon, May 30, 2019

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