Following a successful five-year collaboration, Angus Australia and independent global health company Vetoquinol are pleased to announce they will be extending their partnership.
The partnership extension will see Vetoquinol provide support to the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP), primarily through assistance for the joining program of Cohort 11 of the ASBP, set to take place during spring of 2020.
Over several years, Vetoquinol has supported the ASBP by assisting the fixed time Artificial Insemination program through the supply of necessary products such as the Cue-Mate® devices.
“Angus Australia is pleased to announce the extension of our ongoing relationship with Vetoquinol,” said Angus Australia Strategic Projects Manager Christian Duff.
“The products provided by Vetoquinol’s Repro360 arm are essential to the ongoing success of the ASBP. Without the ability to execute a fixed time AI program the ASBP would cease to function as it should. Vetoquinol not only contribute to the program through supply of their products, but also with valued support and advice from their knowledgeable Repro360 team.”
Dr Sophia Edwards, Vetoquinol Business Unit Manager, says Vetoquinol is committed to being Australia’s leading assisted reproduction specialist, ‘Playing an integral role in the development of genetic tools for the beef industry is central to Repro 360’s vision’.
Vetoquinol is one of the largest animal-only health companies in the world, with reproduction in livestock being a strategic domain.
The major objectives of the ASBP include generating progeny test data on modern Angus bulls, particularly for hard to measure traits such as feed efficiency, abattoir carcase measurement, meat quality attributes and female reproduction, generating data for the validation and refinement of Angus TACE and building a comprehensive phenotype and genotype reference population on Australian Angus for genetic evaluation, along with genomic technology validation, research and development.
For further information regarding the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program CLICK HERE.