Monday marked the final day at Angus Australia for outgoing CEO Peter Parnell, drawing close his thirteen year tenure at the helm of the society.
The staff of Angus Australia wish the very best to Peter, his wife Anne and his family as he moves into the next phase of his life and thank him for his exceptional stewardship over his many years at Angus Australia.
As he calls time on his professional career, Dr Parnell concludes a near 40-year career serving the Australian cattle breeding industry, with particular interest in the application of genetic improvement technologies in both the registered cattle sector and wider beef industry.
Dr Parnell’s major research interests focused on genetic improvement of maternal productivity and feed efficiency in beef cattle, and over the course of his career he has been involved in a number of key industry committees including the BREEDPLAN and Sheep Genetics Technical Committee, National Livestock Genetics Consortium, Cattle Council Research, Development and Adoption Committee and the BREEDPLAN Technical Liaison.
Dr Parnell has also been involved in and written a number of key publications over the course of his career in the field of genetic improvement in beef cattle.
Over his time at Angus Australia, Dr Parnell has overseen the transformation of Angus Australia to a modern and successful innovation company. He has a strong passion for the application of innovation in beef industry and has a renowned reputation as an excellent communicator of the application genetic principles for enhancing herd performance and profitability.