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

Bulls sell to $40,000 in solid Hereford National sale

The annual Herefords Australia National Sale hit a top price of $40,000 and averaged $7079 on Thursday, producing an 81pc clearance despite the very dry conditions …Read More

Beef Central, May 13, 2019

Poll Wagyu breeding program making rapid progress

Driven by artificial breeding programs and carcase performance data collection on a massive scale, an ambitious Poll Wagyu breeding program involving an alliance of seedstock producers across three states is making rapid progress…Read More

Jon Condon, May 2, 2019

Weekly genetics review: Trends from a tough autumn bull sale season

With the bulk of Eastern Australia’s autumn bull selling season now drawing to a close, there are many bull breeders closely examining the results and trends to emerge, writes genetics editor Alastair Rayner. ..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, April 30, 2019

Weekly genetics review: Setting targets for your first-calf heifers

For producers considering how to manage their first-calf heifers this year, they can use these results to set both a weight and fat parameter to aim for. Longer term selection for lower Days-to-calving EBVs and for slightly more positive fatness will have a marked effect on their herds to assist with their practical on-farm strategies to improve re-conception rates in first-calf heifers. ..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, April 23, 2019

Vale Arthur Rickards

Arthur Rickards, who made an enormous contribution to genetic progress and agribusiness in the Australia beef cattle industry over close to half a century, has passed away aged 77, following a long battle with illness…Read More

Jon Condon, April 23, 2019

Weekly genetics review: DeSireBull – A refinement for searching sires

The increasing complexity of information available in the search for sires is often a topic of concern among bull buyers.Although producers value the data that is on offer, there is little doubt that many people find the process of searching through numbers overwhelming.This concern has led the NSW DPI to develop a simple platform to collate and share data in a more visual and digestible manner. ..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, April 18, 2019

New test delivers lower cost option for females using genomic technology

A new genomic product for Angus seedstock cattle has been launched under a collaboration between Angus Australia and Neogen Australasia. Known as Angus uLD, the new product is an ultra-low density, low cost genomic product that has been developed specifically for genomically testing Australian Angus seedstock females…Read More

Beef Central, April 18, 2019

Weekly genetics review: Accuracy matters in breeding decisions

Although genetic data such as BreedPlan Estimated Breeding Values has been around for some time, there are still some common misconceptions held by producers that can influence their selection decisions. One of the more common misconceptions relates to the accuracy of an EBV, writes genetics editor Alastair Rayner..Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, April 9, 2019

Weekly genetics review: How are emerging breeds moving to meet producer expectations?

The drive to increase market share, and maintaining a point of difference are two common messages to emerge when talking with bull breeders outside of the major breeds, writes genetics editor Alastair Rayner…Read More

Genetics editor Alastair Rayner, April 2, 2019

Online decision support tool helps bull selection

An online matchmaking tool to help commercial cattle producers source the right bull for their breeders is being developed. Designed to work on desktop computers, tablets and mobile devices, the decision support tool will allow producers to compare and benchmark online catalogued bulls available for sale, based on their genetic merit and how they fit the specific needs of individual enterprises…Read More

Beef Central, April 2, 2019

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