The Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) has received outstanding support from Angus Australia members through the nomination of 73 sires and entry of 31 new sires to produce the Cohort 7 calves.
Additionally, to provide genetic linkages, the list also includes:
The full Cohort 7 sire list is tabled on the following page. It is also available on the Angus Australia website in the catalogues section and also
Overall, the 36 bulls entering Cohort 7 of the ASBP are a high performance group averaging in the top 5% for the all Indexes. Importantly this high performance is also coupled with genetic diversity and representative of the modern Australian Angus population.
Across the 7 Cohorts of the ASBP, there have now been 264 modern Angus bulls enter this industry leading program.
The 2016 joining program to produce the Cohort 7 calves is currently underway with approximately 2000 cows across 6 co-operator herds being inseminated for the year. Each sire will be joined to approximately 55 cows to produce 30 to 35 calves. This is from a fixed time AI program utilising Vetoquinol advice and products such as the Cue-Mate devices.