The Angus Research Update and ASBP Cohort 8 steer viewing is coming up on November 27 at the University of New England’s (UNE) Tullimba Research Feedlot, Torryburn Rd, Kingston.
The event, open to everyone, will showcase presentations from Angus Australia and R&D collaborators regarding the latest developments coming from the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP), which is celebrating its 10th year in 2019.
In celebration of the milestone of 10 years of the ASBP and 100 years of Angus Australia, this year’s open day will give producers the opportunity to come together and catch up during a tasty barbeque lunch of Verified Black Angus Beef.
The gates will open at 10.30am giving participants the morning to inspect ~300 Cohort 8 steers identified to their sires within the program.
Presentations on the latest Angus R&D outcomes will commence at 1.30pm where participants will hear from:
Christian Duff, Strategic Project Manager, Angus Australia- Latest outcomes from the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program
Dr Brad Hine, Research Scientist, CSIRO – Breeding Angus for improved health
Dr Sam Clark and Dr Tom Granleese, University of New England – Breeding Better Breeders
The presentation session will finish at 3pm followed by more time for Cohort 8 steer inspections up to 4.30pm.
As a special addition this year, on the morning after the Tullimba event (Thursday 28th November) attendees are invited to tour Rangers Valley feedlot, which is situated north of Glen Innes.
Participants in this part of the event will meet at the Glen Innes Information Centre for an 8.30am departure on Angus Australia supplied transport, returning to Glen Innes at approximately 12 noon. For the Rangers Valley tour please RSVP by the 22 November 2019 to Matt Reynolds, Breed Development Officer on (02) 6773 4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The guided tour will take participants through the state-of-the-art feedlot hosted by:
Andrew Malloy – Livestock Procurement Manager
Sean McGee – Manager Feedlot & External Cattle Operations
Angus Australia Strategic Projects Manager Christian Duff looks forward to celebrating ten years of the ASBP program with attendees.
“The ASBP is a flagship program within Angus Australia in terms of research and development. This is an excellent opportunity to pay tribute to the many collaborators in the program over the past 10 years.”
“With the addition of the trip to Rangers Valley, the event will be an excellent opportunity for producers to come together, to view the latest cohort steer progeny of the program and celebrate the achievements and the society as a whole over the last 100 years.”