Nominations are OPEN for the next joining round of the Angus Sire Benchmarking program (ASBP) to produce the Cohort 8 progeny. This joining program will take place in September to November of 2017.
To compete step 1 of the nomination process click here.
Approximately 40 bulls will be selected for the 2017 joining program with the aim to join each bull to at least 50 Angus cows by fixed time AI. The bull selection criteria will be based on genetic diversity, breeding values/indexes and their relationship to sires already used in previous Cohorts of the ASBP. Preference will also be given to early nominations.
Step 1 – Nominate bull(s) via the online form before Friday August 5th To nominate please click here. Preference will be given to early nominations.
Step 2 – Breeders of successful nominations will be contacted (by mid-August 2017), provided with a Bull Owners agreement for signing, Veterinary and Health Declaration form and semen requested.
Step 3 – Bull owners organise semen (100 straws) to be delivered to Agri-Gene, Wangaratta, VIC before September 4th All semen will undergo independent quality checks at this stage.
Bulls entering the program must be:
All bulls that enter the ASBP joining program will attract an entry fee of $2500 (plus GST) for Australian Bred Bulls and $4000 (plus GST) for overseas bred bulls.
If you have any questions in relation to the nomination process or the ASBP in general please contact Christian Duff, Angus Australia Strategic Projects Manager M: 0457 457 141 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org