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Genomic game changer for Camperdown farmer

GENOMIC testing has revolutionised Chris Place’s dairy herd – and likely made it much more valuable.

Chris farms with his brother Peter and they’re part of a family dairying dynasty with six brothers on different farms in the Camperdown region.

Their objective is to have the best possible herd, with trouble-free high-production, longevity and self-replacement and genomic testing and using sexed semen has done the trick.

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Combining a love of dairy and breeding

Katrina Galindo grew up with beef cows and horses and later fell in love with the dairy industry.

Now she’s getting to combine both dairy and beef with her interest in artificial breeding in her new role as Genetics Australia’s regional sales manager for Gippsland. 

One of Katrina’s priorities will be building close connections with farmers, building on her strong track record in this field.

“I enjoy selling but I mostly like building relationships through account management,” she said. “I love going out on farms where you really get to know families.”

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April ABVs highlight new bulls and new opportunities

April ABVs have delivered great results for Genetics Australia bulls with a bull for every breeding goal and every breed, according to CEO Anthony Shelly.

Mr Shelly said the bulls standing in Australia have never been better. “We will continue to invest in the best genetics available to us and there isn’t a source of genetics around the world that cannot be ranked on the Australian system,” he said.

“Breeding the best to the best has paid dividends and the rapid gains made through the use of genomics can clearly be seen in each of the Holstein, Jersey and Australian Reds breed tables released by DataGene.”

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GA welcomes new Board member

Genetics Australia will strengthen its connections with the beef industry and benefit from one of the country’s genetics industry leaders with the appointment of Lucinda Corrigan to its Board.

Mrs Corrigan, who runs a leading Angus genetics business, ‘Rennylea’, with her husband Bryan, brings significant experience both on and off-farm to the Board.

She replaces Rohan Sprunt who served on the Board for six years.

Mrs Corrigan says she is excited to fill the casual vacancy and that Genetics Australia (GA) is well placed to compete on a global scale.

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