Beef Sires

ABS Australia continues to remain in the No. 1 industry position for beef semen sales in Australia.

The National Herd Improvement Association (NHIA) semen sire survey, to which all member A.I. companies submit their annual returns, showed ABS Australia Beef has 42% of domestic sales and 67% of export sales.

In the Angus breed, sires from ABS Australia currently hold the top four registration positions with EF Complement as the No. 1 registration sire of progeny, a position Complement has held for the previous 36 months. Te Mania Emperor, Pathfinder Genesis and LD Capitalist fill ranks 2, 3 and 4. ABS Australia boasts 6 of the top 8 with Matauri Reality and Millah Murrah Loch Up in positions 7 and 8. A big thank you to the Australian beef producers for your support.

ABS Australia continues to research and implement programs and hold information meetings for cattle breeders. We have a great passion for Fixed Time A.I. (FTAI) and articles of interest are on pages 52 to 53 in this directory. Over the next 12 months we will be conducting more workshops on FTAI. We know synchronization is a profitable management tool for beef producers, providing great gains in calving intervals and genetic growth. Please call us if you require a copy of the ABS Australia FTAI booklet.

In recent years we have held open days at TLG for breeders to view the ABS bulls. These have been highly successful events and appreciated by all who attended. Stay tuned for the next open day which will be announced via the ABS Australia website, social media pages and email.

The ABS Australia beef team has travelled extensively with Bill hosting a tour to the USA last September. In May, Bill and Fletch again headed to the USA for the ABS Global Beef Management Conference. Bill then hosted another group for a short tour in the USA.

The beef team members are always attending Royal Shows and the Beef Week days in SA, Victoria and Northern and Southern NSW and enjoy catching up with breeders and their cattle.

This directory features ABS' new Sexcel™ Sexed Genetics product (see page 14). We offer more new sires this year and commercial breeders should be encouraged by the expanded list of available sires. Please review pages 30 and 31 for the update to ABS' HCR Program.

From time to time, updates and specials will be available via the ABS Australia, website, social media pages and email.

A final note, with the increased global sales, the inventory level of some bulls may result in low stocks or being unavailable, so please consider your bull selections and place your orders early.

For further information and assistance, please contact Fletch Kelly 0419 383 341, Kim Sultana, 0438 418 113,  Bill Cornell, Beef Product Manager 0428 293 498 or your local ABS sales representative.