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Better Beef Seminar & Client Progeny Day

The ABS Australia Better Beef Seminar & Client Progeny Days will be held from Monday 19th to Wednesday 21st March in Albury, NSW.Day 1 – Monday 19th March ABS Australia Better Beef Seminar, Commercial Club, Waratah Room, at 1:30pm Guest speakers will include:Cliff Lamb of Texas A & M University – Cattle Fertility, Fixed Time AI, Advancements in FTAI, Feed EfficiencyMark Lucas of Reiland Angus and Pasture Agronomy Service – Knowing Your Grazing Environment; Plant & A…

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USA Trip Report

During January 2017, Bill & Fletch spent a busy two weeks touring the USA for a number of meetings and key stud visits. The primary focus of the trip was the 4 day ABS Global Beef team meeting in Denver where many important aspects of the global beef industry and new initiatives were discussed. Other highlights of the trip included visiting Dr Rick Funston, a world renowned expert on bovine reproduction and an avid proponent of FTIA at the University of Nebraska, and tours of ABS Global head…

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Weekly genetics review: Dramatic increase seen in AI use

Weekly genetics review: Dramatic increase seen in AI useBy Beef Central Genetics editor Geoff Phillips, 18 April 2017The use of artificial insemination in Australian beef herds is accelerating dramatically, and surprisingly the biggest increase is being seen in commercial herds.

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Fixed Time Program Pleases Braidwood Beef Man

John Roberts puts his in-calf heifers out on hilly country to get them fit before calving. As a result, he says, he doesn’t pull many calves.With his wife Fay, Roberts runs up to 600 head of black cattle at Braidwood, NSW. They moved out of Herefords in the 1980s and are now constantly on the lookout for incremental improvements that will add to the bottom line.Two years ago, after a chance meeting with a vet who was a proponent of Fixed Time Artificial Insemination (FTAI), Roberts decided to gi…

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Beef Semen Sales Surge as Farmers Look to Improve Genetic Potential of Cattle

The volume and value of Australian beef semen sales are rising rapidly this year.Domestic and export demand for Australian beef genetics is up, according to seed stock supplier ABS Australia.ABS beef product manager Bill Cornell said Australia’s declining cow numbers and positive outlook for beef was behind the surging sales.Read more and listen to snippets of interviews of Bill Cornell and ABS General Manager, James Smallwood, with Rosemary Grant, ABC Rural reporter on the website here.

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ABS Australia Involved in Record Breaking Angus Sales

It was a day of breaking records at the Thompson Family’s Millah Murrah Angus Bull Sale on 3rd September. The massive crowd was privileged to witness history being made with the highest priced Angus bull ever sold in Australia at an auction that also recorded the highest sale average of any breed ever in Australia.The high selling bull, Millah Murrah Tex K35 (now renamed Millah Murrah Kingdom K35), sold at the record setting price of $150,000, to a syndicate including ABS Australia, Wither…

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