Angus Australia, along with the University of New England, NSW Department of Primary Industries, and Vytelle recently hosted an ‘Efficient Beef’ field day, at UNE Smart Farms Tullimba Research Feedlot, demonstrating the commitment by Angus Australia and its members to research and development to ensure sustainability in Angus. 

The primary focus of the day was on the collaboration with leading research organisations, that allows Angus breeders, through Angus Australia to contribute to industry relevant and world leading research and development into genetic improvements, methods and tools aimed at boosting herd productivity and efficiency. 

The field day provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest research developments from this industry collaboration with informative presentations from representatives from Angus Australia, UNE, Vytelle and NSW DPI.  

Topics included: 

  • Overview of Tullimba, Dr Sam Clarke, University of New England 
  • Research in eating quality – Andrew Lynn, University of New England 
  • Southern Multi Breed Project – Dr Kath Donoghue, NSW Department of Primary Industries 
  • Feed Intake and Efficiency Measurement – Andrew Donoghue, Vytelle 
  • Low Methane Beef Project Overview – Dr Tom Granleese, NSW Department of Primary Industries 
  • Updates on the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program – Christian Duff, Angus Australia 

Presentations were followed by the opportunity to view Angus Sire Benchmarking Program Cohort 11 steers, Southern Multibreed Project steers, and feed intake and methane data recording equipment used at the research facility.    

For a comprehensive report, keep an eye out for the Summer 2023 Bulletin.