Angus Australia is seeking feedback on the selection indexes that are calculated within the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
Members can provide feedback by completing an online member survey and/having participated in a Focus Group meeting, which were hosted during April.
Feedback is specifically sought on the updates that were made to the selection indexes in December 2020, along with other improvements that have been suggested. The feedback obtained will be used to ensure the selection indexes that are published within the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation best meet the current and future requirements of members. The feedback obtained from the online survey and the Focus Group meetings will be collated for consideration at a workshop of the Angus Australia Board in late May, where a strategy for future development of the selection indexes will be determined.
A link to complete the online member survey is available by clicking here. The survey will remain open until Friday, April 30th.
The Focus Group meetings were conducted via video conference and facilitated by Angus Australia’s Breed Development Officer, Matt Reynolds. Each Focus Group meeting included no more than 5 people to provide all attendees with ample opportunity to provide feedback.
Members with any questions about the selection index consultation process should contact Angus Australia’s Breed Development & Extension Manager, Andrew Byrne, on (02) 6773 4618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.