ABS Australia News

Annie Pumpa joins ABS Australia team

1st May 2020 Despite the current pandemic and many economic concerns, ABS believes that the agricultural industry in general and, in particular, the beef and dairy sectors, have incredible opportunities to take advantage of going forward. Today, Marcus Rees, ABS General Manager, is pleased to introduce Annie Pumpa as the newest member of the ABS…

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Next generation sires shine in ABV release

13th April 2020  April ABV release highlights: Three Holstein proven sires in the top 1 per cent for udders Australia’s first top genomic outcross Jersey The world’s first Red Sexed (REDX™) sire ranked at number three Sexcel® sexed genetic sires and those with top-class udders lead the pack for ABS in the latest Australian Breeding Value…

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Open letter to ABS clients

23rd March 2020 Dear clients, COVID-19 Update Semen supply unhindered On-farm visits by ABS Australia stopped Phone and email support available At ABS Australia there is nothing more important than the health of our clients and staff. In these unprecedented times, the importance of agriculture and farming is emphasized. The population still needs to be…

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End of an era for ground-breaking Holstein sire MVP

One of Australia’s most enduring Holstein sires has died. ABS bull 29HO16888 Seagull-Bay MVP entered the Australian market six years ago and was the only sire in the past decade to sell more than 50,000 units of semen in a year. The US-bred MVP came into the Australian market based on his genomic breeding values.…

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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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