Be part of cutting-edge innovation, research and genetic benchmarking!  

Nominations are now open for bulls to be considered for the next round of the Angus Sire Benchmarking program (ASBP) to produce the Cohort 15 progeny.   

The joining program will commence in September 2024 and will involve approximately 1800 Angus breeders across several Australian co-operator Angus cow herds.  

The benefits of bulls entering the ASBP include: 

  • Be involved in world-leading research in areas such as methane emissions phenotyping, development of genomic tools, new meat quality traits and understanding resilience traits like immune competence. 
  • Develop close genetic linkage to the Angus Australia genomics reference population ensuring research and genetic evaluation outcomes will be highly relevant to your herd. 
  • Receive high accuracy EBVs (Estimated Breeding Values), particularly for hard to measure traits such as abattoir carcase data, female reproduction, and feed intake.  
  • Receive progeny average values and sire rankings from within the ASBP, including traits such as MSA (Meat Standards Australia) Index. 
  • Be involved in one of Australia’s most comprehensive and long-running genomic reference population programs, including high-quality data and large contemporary groups.  

Approximately 30 Angus bulls will be selected for the 2024 joining program with the aim to join each bull to at least 50 cows by fixed time AI. The bull selection criteria will be based on genetic diversity, breeding values, selection indexes, and their relationship to sires already used in the ASBP.   

Nominations will be open from now through until Thursday the 1st of August 2024.  

For further details on the ASBP and to nominate bulls for Cohort 15 visit the ASBP page on the Angus Australia website   

For all questions in relation to the nomination process or the ASBP in general please contact Dr Liam Mowbray, Research and Development Specialist, Angus Australia M 0436 406 140 or email