As we embark upon the year, we are met with fresh opportunities and inevitable challenges. I want to assure you that the Member Services Team is fully committed to supporting you through every twist and turn that 2024 may bring. Please remember we are here to assist you, and I encourage you to make full use of the services we provide. 

One of the highlights of my year so far was attending the South Australian Beef Week. It was truly inspiring to witness the dedication and effort put forth by our members during their open days in preparation for their sales. The quality of animals on display was nothing short of impressive, a testament to the hard work and passion of Angus Australia members. To all who participated, congratulations on your success, and I thank you for the warm hospitality extended to me. I am looking forward to the opportunity to return in the future. 

Furthermore, I had the privilege of participating in the Angus Youth Roundup 2024 held in Tamworth. It was truly heartening to see the enthusiasm and dedication displayed by the next generation of Angus producers. The educational experience provided was comprehensive and invaluable, covering a wide range of aspects within the beef industry. I want to express my immense appreciation to the Roundup committee and volunteers for their tireless efforts in organising such a remarkable program. Your commitment and passion are the driving forces behind the enduring success of this event. 

I look forward to the journey ahead in 2024 and am confident that together, we will navigate any challenges and seize every opportunity that comes our way.

Changes in Member Services 

I’m delighted to announce the appointment of Georgia Daley to the position of Member Service Officer. 

Georgia will be an integral part of the Member Services Team, where she will undertake various responsibilities including registrations, performance data entry, DNA processes, technical support, and handling member inquiries. 

Originally from Lismore, NSW, Georgia didn’t come from a farming background but has always held a keen interest in agriculture. Her decision to pursue her passion was solidified after working in the 2022 harvest season near Moree on grain sites and cotton farms. 

We are incredibly grateful to welcome Georgia to our team and are confident our members will share our enthusiasm! Members can reach out to Georgia at EMAIL or by phone at (02) 6773 4623.


DNA Services 

DNA testing services continue to experience growth, with a notable increase of up to 30% in 2023 compared to the previous year. It is likely that 2024 will follow a similar trend. It’s crucial to consider timing when testing animals awaiting full registration and destined for sale or exhibition at events. Allowing sufficient time for lab results to return is essential. As a general guideline, expect a turnaround of 6-8 weeks without the need for re-testing if an initial sample returns a negative result. I urge members to thoroughly inspect their samples before submission to maximize the chances of obtaining a positive outcome. 

Please confirm TSUs (tissue sampling units) contain the tissue sample intact to prevent malfunction during retrieval from the animal and ensure proper sealing to prevent leakage and sample drying. Hair samples should ideally consist of a minimum of 25 follicles for optimal results. When sending samples to the society, place them in a sealed plastic bag before enclosing them in an envelope, post bag, or parcel. 

Should you have any inquiries regarding the DNA services offered by Angus Australia, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Member Services Team. 



Should you have any issues regarding Membership, Registrations, Transfers, Performance Recording, DNA, Export Certification, the Angus Australia website/ or any general enquiries please call and speak to one of our Member Service Officers or myself either by email or phone 02 6773 4600. 

I’m always happy to hear from members, please feel free to EMAIL 

Best regards,
Adam Allingham 
Member Services Manager