The research selection indexes have been developed for industry review and feedback prior to potential implementation into the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation.
Once Angus breeders have had time to familiarise themselves with the research selection indexes, an industry consultation process will be facilitated during September and October to gather feedback and fine tune the research selection indexes.
The consultation will include an online survey, focus group sessions, and review by Angus Australia’s Genetic Evaluation Consultative Committee. Further information about how Angus breeders can participate in the consultation process will be circulated in due course.
Subject to the feedback received during the consultation, the selection indexes that are published in the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation will be updated in late November in association with the December 2021 analysis.