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 Efficiency
  • Mark Lucas of Reiland Angus and Pasture Agronomy Service – Knowing Your Grazing Environment; Plant & Animal Genetic Selection
  • James Smallwood, General Manager of ABS Australia – Summary of ABS Sexcel Sexed Genetics and new ABS technologies
  • Fletch Kelly of ABS Australia Beef Team – Introduction to new technologies – ABS HCR program; a resource program of collecting data to analyse which semen sires perform better in FTAI and give feedback to supporting clients
  • Lachlan Ayoub of Zoetis – Discussion on ‘Heifer Select’, Commercial Genomics Testing now available through Angus Australia
  • Bill Cornell of ABS Global – Focus on bulls
  • Producers Corner – Panel discussion from producers on the seedstock industry

ABS Australia Producer Dinner

ABS Australia invites you to join them for a fun and informal dinner at the Commercial Club, Albury. A social evening to catch up with old friends, or make new ones.
There will be a small charity auction of 4 lots. Two lots are Ardrossan Equator A241 semen from Ardrossan. Two lots from ABS Australia. Proceeds to charity (TBA).
Pre-dinner drinks and dinner will be held in the Stanley Room at the Commercial Club.
Pre-dinner drinks: 6 pm
Dinner: 7pm

Day 2 – Tuesday 20th March

Farm Progeny Field Day

Farm 1: Progeny tour of Dunoon Angus, Holbrook –Dunoon Angus is run by the Harbison family. The herd holds its 32nd annual Angus bull sale in March. The herd has produced notable herd sires including legends Reagan and Evident. Dunoon will have a variety of sire groups penned up for inspection including those by Generation, Reserve, Complement, Emperor, Rampage and homebred sires.
Farm 2: Progeny Tour of Ardrossan Angus, ‘Talmalmo Station’ . Ardrossan is well known in the beef industry with AI sires Connection, Admiral, Equator A241 and Honour as well as owning Edmund. The herd has relocated and this is the opening for the public to view the new headquarters.
Progeny to view include yearling heifers in sire groups by Complement and Edmund and Edmund sons, Kingdom, Honour and Gatsby. Other groups featuring yearling bulls and herd cows will be on display. View the new state of the art cattle shed and yards.
There will also be two demonstrations of the Sapien Technologies Kool Kollect and Perform through out the day.

Grazing BBQ lunch and refreshments on the banks of the Murray River

Day 3 – Wednesday 21st March

Cliff Lamb’s FTAI Workshop

In the Dawson Room at the Atura Hotel, from 10am to 12noon, Cliff will discuss FTAI programs, advantages to cattle management and fertility. The benefits are amazing with Cliff’s US trial yielding $150+ a calf per year compared to the farm’s previous systems. Cliff will answer questions on all aspects of FTAI.
After the official close at noon Cliff will be available for any informal discussions over lunch through to 2pm.
(Please note: many seminar attendees will have heard most of this in Cliff’s presentation on Monday, but some may wish to spend more time with Cliff) 

To register, please click here: Further information & registration

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Further Information 

 Sunday 18th March is day one of the Albury Cup Racing Carnival, so there is an opportunity to go to the races and then unwind on Monday morning in readiness for the seminar.

 The agenda has been set so many attendees can drive to the event, check into their accommodation, have a bite to eat and be at the seminar at 1:30pm Monday. Most will depart from Ardrossan Talmalmo Station on the Tuesday afternoon and drive home.

 Distances according to Google Maps are:

 Melbourne Airport to Atura / Commercial Club Albury – 303 km

 Talmalmo Station to Melbourne Airport – 366 km

 Sydney Showgrounds to Atura / Commercial Club Albury – 550 km

Talmalmo Station to Sydney Showgrounds – 554 km 

There are some people coming from Tasmania and are asking if there are other Tasmanians that may wish to car share from Melbourne Airport. We can put these people in touch with each other if requested.

 Those who attend the Monday & Tuesday sessions are more than welcome to come on Wednesday but most of the information to be covered will be in Cliff’s presentation from Monday. However, Wednesday does offer a lot of time to discuss FTAI with Cliff. The Wednesday session is an option for those that have commitments on Monday, to come to Albury to listen to Cliff between 10 am and 12 noon on the Wednesday and if they wish stay longer to chat with Cliff. 



Early indications are for good attendance so we suggest accommodation is booked sooner rather than later to get the discounts.

Registration enquiries: Agri Alliance 0456 127 216

Accomodation enquiries:  Direct to the hotel of your choice. Some options are listed on the Travel & Accommodation tab on the registration page. For special rates at Quest and Atura, please quote ‘ABS Beef Seminar’.  

Other enquiries: Bill Cornell 0428 293 498