Welcome to the 2022-23 ABS Australia Beef Sire Directory. We are delighted to present to you a wide selection of leading domestic and international sires covering a wide variety of breeds.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our valued clients and friends from around Australia for their support throughout the past 12 months. According to the current National Herd Improvement Agency (NHIA) Survey, ABS Australia Beef is ranked #1 for overall beef sales. Again, we thank all breeders for their continued support for all that we do here at ABS.
This year represents a changing of the guard, with Fletch Kelly taking the reins as Beef Product Manager for Australia and NZ alongside fellow ABS Beef team members Annie Pumpa and Kim Hodder. We are delighted that Bill Cornell is remaining at ABS in a number of capacities including WA Sales and Wagyu Sales & Product Development. We acknowledge the enormous contribution that Bill has made to the domestic and international beef AI industries.
At ABS our core philosophy is People, Product and Programs, and our mission statement is Profit from Genetic Progress. We have a variety of programs to assist breeders to become more profitable including Sexcel®, HCR, NuEra™, Double K and Commercial semen usage agreements.
ABS continues to research and implement programs for cattle breeders. We have a great passion for fixed time AI (FTAI) and articles of interest are found on pages 60 & 61 of this directory. We know that pregnancy as a measured trait delivers 4 X the economic return than any other production trait, and that synchronisation is a vital herd management tool for beef producers, providing great gains in calving intervals and genetic merit. Call us if you require the ABS Australia commercial FTAI booklet.
This directory provides a double page update on ABS Australia’s HCR program, which has collected even more data over the past 12 months. We are now able to classify proven HCR sires into Silver, Gold and Platinum tiers. Please refer to page 4 and 5 for more information.
Please review the semen price list on pages 28 & 29. Commercial producers should be delighted by the list of commercially available sires that we offer at ABS. From time to time updates and specials will be available via the ABS Australia website, social media pages and email. With increased global demand and sales, the inventory level of some bulls may result in low stock levels or being unavailable, so please consider your bull requirements and place your orders at your earliest convenience.
A final note, with the ever changing landscape and threat to Australian agriculture and biosecurity, please see an updated TLG visitor policy below.