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ABS sires proving their worth for Australian dairy farmers

ABS has dominated the December Australian Breeding Value (ABV) Holstein daughter proven release claiming seven of the top 10 sires. Released today, the list ranked according to on-farm profit, has ABS sire 29HO18101 Larcrest CALUMET in the top position with a BPI$ of 367. Sired by popular ABS bull View-Home MONTEREY, CALUMET is also the…

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Appointment of new General Manager for ABS Australia

ABS is pleased to announce the promotion of Marcus Rees to General Manager of our business in Australia. Marcus joined ABS Australia in 2014 as an Account Manager and, most recently, held the position of Regional Manager for Western Victoria. Through his time with ABS Australia, Marcus has demonstrated customer centricity, leadership and execution and…

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Dairy beef semen sales skyrocket

Australian dairy farmers are looking to the beef market to diversify their income, with expectations dairy-beef animals could help fill feedlots as the drought continues to bite. In the past two years there’s been a 600 per cent increase in the volume of the new ABS Beef InFocus™ semen sold into the dairy market, something…

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ABS making better cows faster

ABS’ focus on making better cows faster has never been more evident than in the August ABV proofs, delivering the top sires in both the Holstein genomic rankings and sires with Australian milking daughters. The success of the ABS genomic program is reflected in proving sires like Glomar SUPERLUCKY. His first proof with 180 daughters…

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Genetic reporting made easy

For years managers Isaac and Michelle Johnstone have contemplated how to best demonstrate their herd’s genetic progress for the corporate offshore farm owners. Sure, the New Zealand-based board of directors viewed the cows when they were in south west Victoria a few times a year, but the visual assent and production details only went so…

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Keeping track of our most important asset – the Game family, Bemboka NSW

Most dairy farmers will tell you there’s nothing more important to their business than their cows. But for Brodie and Kevin Game, their herd of up to 350 is their biggest asset. It’s the cornerstone of their business, their stake in the dairy industry and may one day hold the key to farm ownership. “In…

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Making better cows, faster

In less than a decade reliable genomics has increased the pace of genetic gain in Australian dairy herds and simultaneously reduced the cost of elite genetics. “Genetic improvement is the single most important factor in dairy profitability at the moment,” said ABS National Sales Manager, Paul Quinlan. “Despite dry conditions and feed shortages, which are…

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Genetic improvement – affordable, predictable and fun

Genetic improvement planning is no less important than financial planning to remain viable in dairying, according to ABS Australia National Sales Manager, Paul Quinlan. “You don’t have to pay the earth to breed a profitable cow or herd. And developing your own genetic improvement plan can be a lot more fun than doing your finances,”…

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ABS Global to Launch Bull Search 2.0 Website

People will soon have a new place to learn about ABS Global dairy sires. On Monday 3rd December, ABS will introduce Bull Search 2.0, the ABS dairy website containing valued information on industry sires and their genetic lines. The site will sport a new look and feel and is designed to give customers increased efficiency…

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ABS delivers superior sires suited to local needs

ABS continues to lead the way in dairy genetics, delivering another crop of superior sires perfectly suited to Australian dairy systems. 29HO16888 Seagull-Bay MVP leads the way in the August proofs with over 500 milking daughters in nearly 100 herds under herd test in Australia. MVP is proving to be the ‘next big thing’ since…

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