Genetics

Methane, genetics R&D focus at the Efficient Beef Open Day

Beef Central, 10/10/2023

LATEST R&D developments out of research projects including Low Methane Beef, the Southern Multi-breed project and the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program will feature at the Efficient Beef Open Day being staged at UNE Smart Farms Tullimba feedlot in northern NSW next month.

Angus Australia members and other industry stakeholders are invited to attend the event, which will be hosted in conjunction with the University of New England and NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Angus Australia R&D specialist Dr Liam Mowbray encourages anyone with an interest in getting an up-to-date overview of the various research projects to attend the Open Day.

“With various presentations throughout the day from beef researchers, the field day will provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest research developments from this industry collaboration,” Dr Mowbray said.

“Tullimba feedlot has had a history of massive research into the beef industry in particular and it’s been of major assistance and contribution to the ASBP,” said Angus Australia member Sam White, from Bald Blair Angus.

“During the annual Efficient Beef Open Day, we have had a focus on feed efficiency and methane emissions, and these are two extremely important traits that are very expensive to measure and it’s a consequence of large industry support from all the funders and collaborators at industry to come together and to put this science into fruition,” Mr White said.

“Methane emissions are very topical in an era of climate change and what our industry can do about it. It’s extremely important that we, one, do the research and then it’s extremely important that we act as a result of the consequences of the research in the coming years.”

The day will also include an opportunity to view the ASBP Cohort 12 steers.

 

When: Wednesday November 22 at 10.30am

Where: UNE SMART Farms Tullimba Feedlot, Kingstown NSW

How much? Free to producers

Registration: Click here

 

 

 

 

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