Angus Australia has bolstered its Genetic Improvement team with the recent appointments of Dr Liam Mowbray as R&D Specialist and Jen Peart as Acting Genetic Improvement Specialist.  

Christian Duff, General Manager Genetic Improvement said, “Angus Australia is excited to boost the capability and capacity of the Genetic Improvement team with the skills, experience and industry connections that both Liam and Jen offer.”    

As R&D Specialist, Liam will be responsible for overseeing the execution of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) and working on innovative projects to benefit the Angus Australia members, particularly to enhance Angus Australia’s genetic evaluation services. He will work closely with the Angus Australia genetic improvement team as well as external organisations to build on this important work for the Angus Australia members and its wider community.   

Liam (31), lives with his wife and children in Barrington NSW, where they operate an Angus cow-calf business (Marlea Angus). Prior to his appointment at Angus Australia, Liam worked as primarily a large animal Veterinarian for several years on the Mid Coast of NSW, providing reproductive and ambulatory services for cattle producers.  

“I am particularly passionate about cattle reproduction and genetics to enhance profitability for producers. I am excited to work with Angus Australia to continue building the Australian Angus reference population and providing initiatives and benefits to the Angus Australia members.” Liam said.   

Jen Peart has been seconded from Angus Australia’s Extension Team into the Acting Genetic Improvement Specialist role. She will focus on delivering the fortnightly TACE evaluation and several R&D implementation projects to enhance Angus Australia’s genetic evaluation services, such as Angus HeiferSELECT.   

“I’m looking forward to using the skills I have gained over the past 3 years with Angus Australia, in my roles as Northern Development officer and Extension officer, to assist in delivering critical services to members such as TACE and Angus HeiferSELECT.” Jen said.   

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