Calving has commenced for Cohort 8 of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP). Across seven co-operator herds, this Cohort is set to produce approximately 1,200 calves, with calving to be completed by early September 2018.
The program to breed the calves 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
To see a full list of the ASBP Cohort 8 sires click here
One of the first calves born was from ASBP sire Murdeduke Kicking K428 from a 2-year-old heifer. The calf was born unassisted, with a birth weight of 30.5 kg and a gestation length of 273 days.
Images: One of the first ASBP Cohort 8 calves born from sire Murdeduke Kicking K428