Angus Australia has extended an invitation to the wider beef industry to attend the Angus Australia Open Day at UNE’s Tullimba Research feedlot, Kingstown, NSW for an Angus research update and opportunity to view over 200 steers from Cohort 7 of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) identified to their sire.
The Open Day will take place on Wednesday 28th November 2018 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and will feature presentations from Angus Australia Strategic Project Manager Christian Duff, NSW DPI Development Officer for Extensive Livestock Jason Siddell and University of New England Senior Lecturer of Meat Science Peter McGilchrist.
The presentations will cover the latest outcomes of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program, a muscle scoring demonstration on Angus steers and a session to discuss “What drives the value in an Angus carcase?”.
Christian Duff encourages anyone with a vested interest in the Angus breed and the broader beef industry to attend the Open Day.
“The Day is open to all beef producers and industry representatives will be an opportunity for great insight into the current developments being made through Angus Australia research initiatives and be party to presentations from some experts in the beef cattle industry.”
Attendees will also have the opportunity to tour and see in action Tullimba’s GrowSafe feed intake facilitates.
The event is free of charge for attendees, with Tullimba Feedlot located on Torryburn Road, Kingstown, New South Wales.
The ASBP is a major R&D initiative of Angus Australia with support from MLA and industry partners with the objectives to generate progeny test data on modern Angus bulls, particularly for hard to measure traits as feed efficiency, abattoir carcase measurement, meat quality attributes and female reproduction; to generate data for the validation and refinement of Angus BREEDPLAN; and to build a comprehensive phenotype and genotype database on Australian Angus for genomic technology validation, research and development.
For further information regarding the Angus Research Open Day contact Matthew Reynolds, Breed Development Officer, on (02) 6773 4626 or at firstname.lastname@example.org