Celebrating 10 Years of the ASBP with the Angus Research Update & ASBP Cohort 8 steer viewing

October 24, 2019 12:29 pm

2019 marks the 10th year of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) and you are invited to the University of New England’s (UNE) Tullimba Research Feedlot, Torryburn Rd, Kingston, to hear about the latest research developments from Angus Australia. The event, which is open to everyone, is being held on Wednesday the 27th of November 2019.

The gates will open at 10.30am giving participants the morning to inspect ~300 Cohort 8 steers identified to their sires within the program, before a barbeque lunch of Verified Black Angus Beef to celebrate 10 years of the ASBP and Angus Australia’s centenary.

Presentations on the latest Angus R&D outcomes will commence at 1.30pm where participants will hear presentations from:

  • Christian Duff, Strategic Project Manager, Angus Australia- Latest outcomes from the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program
  • Dr Brad Hine, Research Scientist, CSIRO – Breeding Angus for improved health
  • Dr Sam Clark and Dr Tom Granleese, University of New England – Breeding Better Breeders

The presentation session will finish at 3pm followed by more time for Cohort 8 steer inspections up to 4.30pm.

As an addition this year, on the morning after the Tullimba event (Thursday 28th November) attendees are invited to visit Rangers Valley feedlot, which is situated north of Glen Innes. Participants in this part of the event will meet at the Glen Innes Information Centre for an 8.30am departure on Angus Australia supplied transport, returning to Glen Innes at approximately 12 noon.

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 quantity & quality attributes, female reproduction and immune competence
  • Generate data for the validation & refinement of Angus TACE
  • Build a comprehensive phenotype and genotype reference population on Australian

Angus Australia Strategic Projects Manager Christian Duff looks forward to celebrating ten years of the ASBP program with attendees.

“The ASBP is a flagship program within Angus Australia in terms of research and development.  This is an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to the many collaborators in the program over the past 10 years.”

“With the addition of the trip to Rangers Valley, the event will be an excellent opportunity for producers to come together, to view the latest cohort steer progeny of the program and celebrate the achievements and the society as a whole over the last 100 years.”

For further information regarding the Angus Research Update & ASBP Cohort 8 steer viewing please contact Christian Duff at christian@angusaustralia.com.au or contact the Angus Australia Office on (02) 6773 4600.