New genetic evaluation consultative committee announced

Angus-Australia-Angus Australia is pleased to announce the composition of the Genetic Evaluation Consultative Committee for the next two years.  

Existing committee members, Sinclair Munro, Booroomooka Angus, Frank Archer, Landfall Angus, and Mandy Wales, Alloura Angus, will be joined by new committee members, Julian Carroll, Black Star Angus, Ruth Corrigan, Rennylea Angus, Jodie Foster, Boonaroo Angus, Wendy Mayne, Texas Angus, and Ross Thompson, Millah Murrah Angus.  

James Laurie, Knowla Angus, Bryan Corrigan, Rennylea Angus, and Bea Bradley Litchfield, Hazeldean Angus have retired from the committee, while Sinclair Munro will take the reins as the chair of the committee.

The Genetic Evaluation Consultative Committee provides a forum for consultation between users of Angus Australia’s genetic evaluation services and the Angus Australia Board of Directors and management team. 

Importantly, the committee communicates and represents the views and requirements of leading users of the TransTasman Angus Cattle Evaluation in relation to the operation, implementation of improvements, and future development needs of Angus Australia’s genetic evaluation services. 

Andrew Byrne, Breed Development and Extension Manager looks forward to working with the committee over the next two years and explained how pleased Angus Australia was with the number and calibre of members who expressed an interest in being of the committee. 

“The committee has vast experience and knowledge in the breeding of Angus cattle, and their feedback will be of great value in improving the genetic evaluation services that are available to both seedstock and commercial Angus breeders in Australia,” Mr Byrne said. 

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