ABS Australia continues to remain in the No. 1 industry position for beef semen sales in Australia. According to the current NHIA (National Herd Improvement Association) semen sire survey ABS Australia Beef has 35% of the domestic sales and 56% of export sales.
In the Angus breed, ABS Australia is ranked number one with 42% of sales. Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15 is currently the number one sales bull. ABS Australia holds five of the top ten Angus Australia registration positions for progeny born in the last 2 years, with Sydgen Enhance, Millah Murrah Paratrooper P15, Landfall Keystone K132, GB Fireball 672 and Baldridge Command C036.
In the Wagyu breed, ABS Australia is in a dominant position with 84% of domestic bull sales and 82% of export sales. ABS Australia was also number one ranked in sales for the Shorthorn, Simmental and British Blue breeds.
A big thank you to the Australian beef producers for your support.
At ABS we have a philosophy of People, Programs, Product. Our mission statement is "Profit from Genetic Progress". To assist our customers to be more profitable ABS has several programs; Sexcel®, Beef InFocus™, NuEra Genetics™, HCR, Double K and Commercial Semen usage agreements.
ABS Australia continues to research and implement programs for cattle breeders. Refer in the Update to the latest HCR rankings and the preferred Fixed Time A.I. [FTAI] tables. We know synchronization is a profitable management tool for beef producers, providing great gains in calving intervals and genetic growth. Call us if you require the ABS Australia FTAI booklet.
The conception rates for some sires has been amazing with more added data in the last 12 months we are now able to classify proving sires with ranking levels. The cost per pregnancy can be significantly reduced by as much as 40% and the resultant replacement heifer pool increased by 25% just by the power of the fertility of a Platinum HCR sire.
The Update contains a review of the ABS Australia Beef Conference and Gala Dinner held in Tamworth in March. The Conference was an outstanding success. Thank you to the speakers, the sponsors, and all who attended.
In the two days following everyone enjoyed the bus run to visit Booroomooka, Bowen/Peakes, Bulliac and Ben Nevis. A big thank to all host farms for the cattle displays and hospitality.
Commercial breeders should be encouraged by the list of available sires from ABS. 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 stock levels or being unavailable, so please consider your bull selections and place your orders early.
Please contact Fletch, Kim, Annie or Bill for assistance.