Angus CONNECT – Spring 2023 will be coming to screens again in November, with Angus Australia set to host the online event on Tuesday November 21, from 12.00pm (AEDT).
Hosted on ZOOM, Angus CONNECT will provide an information session with Angus Australia staff and industry genetic evaluation collaborators, providing an overview of several enhancements to the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation, which are scheduled to be applied to the December 2023 evaluation.
The enhancements scheduled for implementation in 2023 broadly fall in three main categories:
- Optimal use of genomics; including an increase in the weighting applied to genomics for all single-step EBVs and the transition to a single-step model for the Docility EBV.
- Genetic evaluation efficiency and maintenance; including a more efficient Calving Ease EBV analysis and updates to the contemporary grouping for the days-to-calving trait.
- Enhanced Research Breeding Values; including updated variance components (heritabilities) for the Mature Body Condition (MBC), Mature Cow Height (MCH), and Coat Type (CT) RBVs. Along with MBC and MCH being transitioned to a single-step model, to be consistent with the CT RBV evaluation model.
Members are advised that registration for the event is required and must be completed prior to the event.
Name: AngusCONNECT – Spring 2023
Time: 12.00-1.00pm (AEDT)
Webinar hosted via Zoom