Paddock Talk is a quarterly update on topical points of interest happening in the Angus cattle industry. The quarterly update is a short form update on cattle and beef markets, the most up to date weather and climate forecast and a summary of topics discussed with Angus members at various industry events with a particular focus on breeding and genetics.  


Paddock Talk is the perfect insight to take in over a cup of coffee once a quarter and provides you with further links to learn more about the topics raised or mentioned. The communication is intended to be engaging, giving members the opportunity to contact extension staff if there are points of interest or further education required around the tools and resources Angus Australia offers Angus cattle breeders.  

Each quarter we will have an update from Simon Quilty from Global AgriTrends looking at the latest beef and cattle markets and forecast from a worldwide perspective, well also have a weather forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology looking at the main growing areas where Angus cattle are grazed.  

 For further information about what was touched on in this edition of Paddock Talk: 

  • For other useful information:
  •  To learn more about setting a breeding objective CLICK HERE 
  • To learn more about Estimated Breeding Values CLICK HERE 
  • To learn more about the Leg Angle Estimated Breeding Values CLICK HERE 
  • To learn more about the Stock Agents Toolkit CLICK HERE 

We want your feedback! 

Have you seen some information released that has caught your interest and you want to know more?  Not sure about an Angus Australia Service? If there is a certain topic you would like to hear a bit more about in the next edition of Paddock Talk, we want to know!

To submit feedback for an upcoming edition of Paddock Talk please contact Angus Australia Extension Manager Jake Phillips at or Extension Officer Nancy Crawshaw at