Angus Australia is pleased to announce the extension of the partnership with independent global health company Vetoquinol. This includes covering the next joining round of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP).
Angus Australia is pleased to announce the extension of the partnership with independent global health company Vetoquinol Australia This includes covering the next joining round of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP). Here Angus Australia's Strategic Projects Manager, Christian Duff tells us why the involvement of Vetoquinol is so important to the program. For more information head here https://buff.ly/313uyVK Repro360 Australia
Posted by Angus Australia on Monday, 2 September 2019
Following a 4-year working partnership that has seen Vetoquinol support the ASBP for Cohorts 6, 7, 8, and 9, the extension of this partnership will continue the crucial role that Vetoquinol has in providing products and expertise for the associated fixed-time AI programs.
The extension will see Vetoquinol support the joining program for Cohort 10 of the ASBP undertaken in the spring of 2019.
The major objectives of the ASBP include generating progeny test data on modern Angus bulls, particularly for hard to measure traits such as feed efficiency, abattoir carcase measurement, meat quality attributes and female reproduction, generating data for the validation and refinement of Angus BREEDPLAN and building a comprehensive phenotype and genotype reference population on modern Australian Angus cattle.
Vetoquinol is a family owned business originated from France and is the 9th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world, with reproduction in livestock being a strategic domain.
Dr Sophia Edwards, Business Unit Manager, (Australia & New Zealand), Food Production Animals, Vetoquinol, said the following of the extension.
“The ASBP continues to be an important foundation for beef cattle breeding in Australia. Vetoquinol are proud to support Angus Australia who have shown leadership in genetic improvement,” Dr Edwards said.
“Assisted reproduction technologies such as embryo transfer, IVF and fixed-time artificial insemination continue to provide the most practical and cost-effective means of dissemination of super genetics in cattle herds. Vetoquinol through the Repro 360 project are proud to deliver solutions to cattle breeders through a compliment of reproduction products such as the Cue-Mate® and technical advice and support to ensure best possible results from their assisted reproduction programs.”
Angus Australia Strategic Projects Manager, Christian Duff highlights the importance that ongoing partnership between Vetoquinol and Angus Australia.
“The ongoing support from Vetqouinol is greatly valued by Angus Australia for the continuation of the ASBP program. Working with Vetoquinol ensures that we have success year after year in the fixed AI program, which is pivotal to the ASBP program, through the supply of products such as Cue-Mate® devices, but more importantly the support and advice they can provide through their knowledgeable staff.”
Top Image: Weaning of Cohort calves at Charles Sturt University
Peter Duff with Nick Butcher – Angus Australia’s Project Officer – ASBP