ABOUT GA 2024

GA 2024 “Today, Tomorrow and Beyond” was hosted at GMHBA Stadium, on 18 and 19 March, 2024.  The Conference saw a diverse audience of local and international speakers, farmers, and industry delegates from the dairy and beef sectors.

The central theme of the conference revolves around the future of cattle breeding, incorporating cutting-edge technologies, and showcasing new industry research and ideas. The overarching objective is to inspire the next generation to leverage genetics in advancing top-tier dairy and beef operations while simultaneously reducing the carbon footprint of these industries.

Thank you to our sponsors, speakers, and delegates who contributed to the success of our inaugural GA Conference

Thank you to our sponsors

 

 

 

   

 

 

Genetics Australia proudly presents a lineup of distinguished and leading experts who stand at the forefront of their fields acrosss both the dairy and beef industries. 

 

 

Dr Sarah Bolton | Greenham
Conference MC

Ian Cover | Broadcaster
Gala Dinner Speaker

Professor Jennie Pryce | Research Director, Agriculture Victoria

Breeding for sustainability and resilience

 

Dr Jo Newton OAM | Agriculture Victoria

The role of genetic improvement in creating greater integration between our dairy and beef industries

 

   

Dr David Nation | Managing Director, Dairy Australia

A successful future: profitable farming with high levels of trust in farming

 

Dr Matt Shaffer | CEO, DataGene

Genetic investment and calf vitality

 

Christian Duff | General Manager Genetic Improvement, Angus Australia

Unlocking international opportunities with the World Angus evaluation

 

Dr Ky Pohler (USA) | Associate Professor, Texas A&M University 

The importance of estrus intensity

 

 

Michael Schmitt (USA) | Director, PEAK Genetics

The next genetic frontier

Tim McRae | Head of Markets, On The Box

Australian beef trends and insights

 

Paul Hunt | CEO, URUS (USA)

 It all centres around the cow

 

Dr Udo Mahne | Embyro Transfer Specialist, Embryo-Life

MOET vs IVP (IVF) – the advantages and disadvantages of each

 

Marie Ellul | CEO, ART Lab Solutions

How IVF can be integrated into herd management as a tool for herd 

 

Katrina McRae | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Making a measurable difference

 

Markus Lang | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Making a measurable difference

 

Scott Davis | Southern Region Manager.  Datamars Livestock

Panellist – Making a measurable difference

 

Neel Ganesan | Laboratory Manager, STgenetics

Panellist – The fundamentals of semen donors and sexed semen to maximize joining outcomes

 

Michelle Axford | DataGene

Can we breed healthier calves? Findings from Australian research. 

 

Ricardo Esquerra | Ridley Stockfeed

A sustainability approach from the ruminant feed sector

 

Symone Vines | Dairy & Beef Farmer

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Luke Wallace | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Jake Connor | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Dr Paul Cheng | Lecturer – Livestock Nutrition & Grazing Management, University of Melbourne

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Thank you to our sponsors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genetics Australia proudly presents a lineup of distinguished and leading experts who stand at the forefront of their fields acrosss both the dairy and beef industries. 

Dr Sarah Bolton | Greenham
Conference MC

Ian Cover | Broadcaster
Gala Dinner Speaker

Professor Jennie Pryce | Research Director, Agriculture Victoria

Breeding for sustainability and resilience

Dr Jo Newton OAM | Agriculture Victoria

The role of genetic improvement in creating greater integration between our dairy and beef industries

 

   

Dr David Nation | Managing Director, Dairy Australia

A successful future: profitable farming with high levels of trust in farming

 

Dr Matt Shaffer | CEO, DataGene

Genetic investment and calf vitality

 

Christian Duff | General Manager Genetic Improvement, Angus Australia

Unlocking international opportunities with the World Angus evaluation

Dr Ky Pohler (USA) | Associate Professor, Texas A&M University 

The importance of estrus intensity

Michael Schmitt (USA) | Director, PEAK Genetics

The next genetic frontier

Read Michaels bio here

Tim McRae | Head of Markets, On The Box

Australian beef trends and insights

Paul Hunt | CEO, URUS (USA)

 It all centres around the cow

Dr Udo Mahne | Embyro Transfer Specialist, Embryo-Life

MOET vs IVP (IVF) – the advantages and disadvantages of each

Marie Ellul | CEO, ART Lab Solutions

How IVF can be integrated into herd management as a tool for herd 

Katrina McRae | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Making a measurable difference

 

Markus Lang | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Making a measurable difference

Scott Davis | Southern Region Manager.  Datamars Livestock

Panellist – Making a measurable difference

Neel Ganesan | Laboratory Manager, STgenetics

Panellist – The fundamentals of semen donors and sexed semen to maximize joining outcomes

 

Michelle Axford | DataGene

Can we breed healthier calves? Findings from Australian research. 

 

Ricardo Esquerra | Ridley Stockfeed

A sustainability approach from the ruminant feed sector

 

Symone Vines | Dairy & Beef Farmer

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Luke Wallace | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Jake Connor | Dairy Farmer

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming

Dr Paul Cheng | Lecturer – Livestock Nutrition & Grazing Management, University of Melbourne

Panellist – Robotic Milking: sustainable, profitable and an enjoyable way of farming