With pregnancy scanning recently completed across 6 co-operator herds, Cohort 7 of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) is set to produce approximately 1,005 progeny with calving to commence in June 2017.
This joining occurred in the spring of 2016 involving 34 new Angus sires and 2 link sire joined to 1,823 females (including 258 yearling heifers, 262 first calf heifers and 1,303 multiparous cows). The overall conception rate to AI was 55.1% across the 6 co-operator herds. This program utilised Cue-mate® devices and the Vetoquinol 3 event fixed time AI protocol with one round of insemination. For more see – www.repro360.com.au
As expected, there was a wide range in conception outcomes when comparing herds and mobs within herds. The highest conception rate for an individual co-operator herd was 67.1% with several others achieving rates close to 60%.
The 36 sires achieved an average of 28 successful conceptions. To view a listing of the Cohort 7 sires Click Here
For bull breeders interested in becoming involved, Angus Australia is currently taking nominations for Cohort 8 of the ASBP. For further information Click Here
Image: Pregnancy Scanning at ASBP co-operator herd Waitara, Trangie, NSW. Cohort 7 of the ASBP will produce approximately 1,005 calves.