When the clock ticked over to 12:00am on December 31st 2019, not a single one of us could have imagined how the year was to unfold. It has certainly been a year of ups and downs across the country, but one thing that has remained certain is that Angus breeders and Angus cattle continue to thrive and the Angus breed remains at the forefront of the beef industry.
As we have navigated though the tumultuous year the demand for Angus and Angus influenced cattle across Australia and the recognition of programs that Angus Australia and its members have been involved in continues to grow.
As we draw closer to the end of the year, it is very timely to reflect on the top stories coming out of Angus Australia.
Members are advised of two important changes that will apply to the identification of animals that are born from January 1st, 2021 onwards.
Angus Australia has recently conducted a review of the most widely used sires in the last 2 years.
Don’t worry, it is now available to watch in full via the Angus Australia YouTube channel!
The mature weight of Angus cows has increased genetically by 40kg in the last 20 years, with the current genetic trend showing an increase of 2.5kg per year.
Angus Australia is pleased to announce that New South Wales producer Sam White has been declared the 46th President of Angus Australia, following a meeting of the Board of Directors held via teleconference on the 28th of May 2020.
Angus Youth Roundup was once again back in 2020, taking place in Toowoomba, QLD from Thursday January 16 to Sunday January 19.
Mackas Australian Black Angus is the latest brand to join the suite of Verified Black Angus Beef brands.
Angus Youth Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of the revised Angus Youth Consultative Committee.
While the word unprecedented has been thrown around a lot in 2020, there really is no other way to describe the buying frenzy being witnessed for Angus cattle in recent weeks.
There is probably not a more succinct line than ‘EBVs belong to the progeny’ that could better address the most common issues people have when interpreting Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs).