Angus research update & ASBP Cohort 7 Steer Viewing

November 6, 2018 10:06 am

You are invited to UNE’s Tullimba Research feedlot, Torryburn Rd, Kingstown, NSW to hear about the latest research developments from Angus Australia. The event, open to all, is being held on the afternoon (2.30 to 5pm) on Wednesday 28th November 2018. You will also have the opportunity to view steers from Cohort 7 of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP).

Participants will hear presentations from;

Christian Duff, Strategic Project Manager, Angus Australia –
Latest Outcomes from the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program

Peter McGilchrist, Senior Lecturer of Meat Science, University of New England –
What drives the value in an Angus carcase?

Jason Siddell, Development Officer for Extensive Livestock, NSW DPI –
Muscle scoring Demonstration on Angus steers

Who is invited?
The day is open to ALL beef producers and industry representatives.

What is the ASBP?
The Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) is a major R&D initiative of Angus Australia with support from MLA and industry partners such as Vetoquinol, Rangers Valley Feedlot and John Dee Abattoir. The objectives of the ASBP are:

  • Generate progeny test data on modern Angus bulls, particularly for hard to measure traits such as feed efficiency, abattoir carcase measurement, meat quality attributes & female reproduction.
  • Generate data for the validation & refinement of Angus TACE.
  • Build a comprehensive phenotype & genotype database on Australian Angus for genomic technology validation, research & development