Members are advised that Angus Australia will see an upcoming personnel change to its Genetic Improvement team.

Christian Duff, General Manager Genetic Improvement informed “Andrew Byrne, the current Genetic Evaluation Manager, will finish with Angus Australia on Friday March 10th 2023. This follows an 8.5-year tenure with the organisation”.

“Andrew has made numerous significant contributions to Angus Australia such as ensuring the fortnightly TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation runs to schedule, modernizing our services in the genomics era, leading the Angus Database Search and Angus SELECT development, and growing our external partnerships including those with Angus Genetics Inc. and the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit.”

“When commencing with Angus Australia, Andrew was appointed in a critical role as Extension Manager, and more recently managed both the Breed Development and Extensions portfolios. He has supported many members to ensure they understand the services being offered by Angus Australia, particularly related to genetic evaluation and modern-day cattle selection.”

“Additionally, Andrew played a crucial mentoring and support role to the broader Angus Australia team.” Christian said.

Angus Australia is currently reviewing the structure of the Genetic Improvement team and expects to re-fill the Genetic Evaluation Managers role in a similar capacity. In the interim, delivery of the genetic evaluation services, including the delivery of the fortnightly TACE, will be prioritized by the existing Genetic Improvement team.

Angus Australia members can continue to direct Genetic Evaluation related questions to:


Feature image: Sinclair Munro, Booroomooka Angus, Bingara-NSW, with Angus Australia’s Genetic Evaluation Manager, Andrew Byrne