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Estrus Intensity link to reducing pregnancy loss

Managing estrus intensity is a vital tool in reducing pregnancy loss and the Estrotect patch can help farmers to make the right choices. Associate Professor Dr Ky Pohler from Texas A&M University told the GA 2024 conference that assisted reproductive tools increase genetic gains. “Reproductive technology has been key in changing the way agriculture works […]

Cartoons inspire career in genetics

Not many people can claim 1990s Saturday morning cartoons as the inspiration for a successful career in genetics…but Rick Schmidt can. Mr Schmidt has been appointed as Genetics Australia’s Gippsland sales representative. He comes from a diverse background in sales and industrial sciences, most recently as a Key Account Manager for a chemical engineering company […]

Rob Derksen: ‘Australian Jersey Breeders have Embraced the Best Genetics in the World’

Rob Derksen started his career in cattle breeding in 1973, at Victorian Artificial Breeders (VAB), where he first came into contact with the Jersey breed. Derksen has been employed by Genetics Australia (GA) since it was established in 1994. The Australian AI company maintains close contact with Jersey Australia and since 2023 is part of the URUS group. Jersey International spoke with the very experienced breeding man about the Jersey program at GA and the qualities of the Australian Jersey population

Genetics To Play A Key Role In The Future Of The Beef And Dairy Industries

The GA 2024 Today, Tomorrow and Beyond conference hosted by Genetics Australia in Geelong on March 18-19 featured national and international speakers and farmers discussing emerging developments in the dairy and beef sectors.   The conference highlighted genetics will play a critical role in making Australia’s beef and dairy industries more environmentally sustainable and profitable […]

Celebrating Our Successes

Australian farmers have been urged to celebrate their successes as figures emerge showing just how valuable the genetics industry is to the agricultural economy. During the GA 2024 conference, DataGene CEO Matt Shaffer outlined how breeding values had advanced from milk, fat and some protein readings in 1983 to the vast array of traits available […]

Beef On Dairy Opportunities

Australia’s interest and knowledge in beef-on-dairy – crossing beef sires over dairy cows – is rapidly expanding. Research scientist at Agriculture Victoria, Dr Jo Newton, spoke on the role of genetic improvement in creating greater integration between dairy and beef industries at the GA 2024 conference, pondering the question “will we soon be eating beef-dairy […]

2024 Beef Autumn Update Out Now!

We are pleased to release our Beef Sire Update for Autumn 2024. We are excited to announce new sires Allendale True Blue T325, Ben Nevis Tribune T302 and Wrigley Supreme S2 are joining the team. Allendale True Blue T325 is the complete package and has recently been approved by Greenham as a recommended sire for their […]

Genetics Drive Sustainability | Macka’s Australian Black Angus

For four generations, Macka’s Angus has been focused on sustainable farming practices and the development of their genetic program on family owned and operated farms in Port Stephens and Gloucester region on the New South Wales Mid North Coast. The operation is managed by Bruce and Robert Mackenzie and Robert’s two sons James and Jack, […]

GA 2024 | Geelong conference to focus on future of cattle breeding

The GA 2024 Today, Tomorrow and Beyond conference in Geelong on March 18-19 will showcase new research and ideas that will shape the future of cattle breeding in Australia. The conference will feature local and international speakers, farmers and dairy and beef industry leaders. It will be the first in-person industry-wide conference hosted by Genetics […]

Genetics the sustainable option

Visitors to the Genetics Australia 2024 Today, Tomorrow and Beyond conference in Geelong on March 18-19 will learn how genetics hold the key to a sustainable farming future. Agriculture Victoria Research Director of Genomics and Cellular Sciences, Professor Jennie Pryce, will lead a panel discussion on breeding for sustainability and resilience and says genetics are […]

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