Throughout October, Angus Australia will be providing all breeders of Angus cattle with an opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the Angus Society of Australia with functions across Australia.
Taking place throughout Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, the ‘Centenary Regional Forum and Functions” have been designed to celebrate the accomplishment of Angus breeders and Angus Australia over the last 100 years and will incorporate both a learning opportunity and social occasion at each event.
Changes to the format for 2019 will see the forum beginning at 4pm, with drinks from 6pm, followed by dinner for those that wish to stay and catch up with fellow Angus breeders and staff from Angus Australia.
The forum will highlight that, as a member-based organisation, Angus Australia is continually looking at opportunities to add value to the businesses of its members, and to enhance and promote the value of Angus genetics within the Australian beef industry.
Consistent with this approach, Angus Australia has greatly increased its involvement in recent years in research and development (R&D) activities.
The increased involvement in R&D represents a large transition from traditional breed society activities and is consistent with Angus Australia’s vision of being a member-based, not-for-profit, innovation company servicing seedstock and commercial producers of Angus and Angus-influenced cattle.
Presentations will include the latest research and development outcomes, such as the introduction of ImmuneDEX, new EBVs for traits affecting the profitability of the female breeding herd, and updates to the genetic evaluation services offered by Angus Australia.
Angus Australia Breed Development Officer Matt Reynolds believes the event will be an excellent opportunity for Angus breeders to come together.
“The forum will showcase the latest developments going on at Angus Australia and give members and their clients an update on the progress and outcomes of some of the exciting work being undertaken at Angus Australia.”
Speaking on attending the regional forums, Tracey Gowen of “Barrakee”, Uralla said.
“The regional forums are a great networking opportunity as well as a really good reinforcement of how genetic technology and genetic improvements can help improve herds for both a sire seedstock producer benefit as well as commercial benefit.”
The forums and drinks are free of cost to attendees, with participants having the option to stay for a dinner at their own expense.
For further information regarding the upcoming Centenary Regional Function and Forums, please contact Angus Australia Breed Development Officer Matt Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 6773 4626.
|Thursday 3 October||Toowoomba, QLD||4-9 pm
|Tuesday 8 October||Launceston, TAS||4-9 pm|
|Tuesday 15 October||Albury, NSW||4-9 pm|
|Wednesday 16 October||Orange, NSW||4-9 pm|
|Thursday 17 October||Goulburn, NSW||4-9 pm|
|Friday 18 October||Armidale, NSW||4-9 pm|
|Tuesday 22 October||Bendigo, VIC||4-9 pm|
|Wednesday 23 October||Hamilton, VIC||4-9 pm|
|Thursday 24 October||Naracoorte, SA||4-9 pm|