2015 has been another outstanding year for producers of Angus cattle. Along with increased commercial beef prices, healthy Angus premiums were maintained across all market categories.
The year also saw the expansion of Angus branded products on the export, food service and retail markets, adding further to the demand for high quality Angus beef.
Members of Angus Australia eclipsed all past records of calves registered, performance records submitted and genetic trends achieved in EBVs and Indexes, thereby further enhancing the value of Angus genetics to their commercial clients.
Angus Australia has continued to expand its services during 2015, along with a re-structure of key staff roles within the organisation to ensure the future success of our organisation.
I wish to acknowledge the ongoing strong support from the Angus Australia Board during 2016, and the enthusiastic contributions from all staff, especially the following individuals who manage our key activities: Lee-Anne Turner (Member Services Manager), Diana Wood (Marketing and Communications Manager), Ron Bower (Administration Manager/Accountant), Andrew Byrne (Breed Development and Extension Manager), Christopher de Crespigny (Information Systems Manager) and Christian Duff (Strategic Projects Manager).
I also acknowledge the contributions from Carel Teseling and Sonya Buck who departed Angus Australia during 2015 after several years of outstanding service in management roles within the organisation.
And finally on behalf of all the staff at Angus Australia, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Peter Parnell, Chief Executive Officer, December 2015
Please be advised that the Angus Australia Office will be closed from the 25th December 2015 to the 4th of January 2016.