We are going to do an exercise to highlight something many of you are questioning when looking up animals online and using the percentile graphs as your bull buying reference…Continue reading “Differences in Percentile Graphs”
Angus Australia have developed a YouTube video to assist New Zealand’s Angus breeders and AngusPRO clients with using their angus.tech database search tools. As we lead into the bull saleContinue reading “WATCH: Introduction to angus.tech”
The term “curve bender” has been loosely used in the industry for some time to explain the effect of selecting for increased growth while maintaining birth weight in breeding decisions. The term refers to bucking the trend or the expected result when selecting just on growth, which given the correlation between growth traits would simply lead to heavier cattle from birth through to maturity.
In recent years, Ohana Farms has gone from strength to strength, and manager Rob Craw says it’s all down to their genetics.
Situated on the rugged Coromandel coast, Ohana Farms is a sheep and beef breeding operation complemented by a breeding and finishing block in the King Country.
Angus Australia has recently released a new ‘Quick Guide to the New Angus Selection Indexes’ fact sheet. The fact sheet provides an explanation for commercial Angus breeders of the changesContinue reading “Quick Guide to Selection Indexes”
The most important part of this matrix by far is marbling or intramuscular fat (IMF), which gives the meat its tenderness, juiciness, flavour and texture, and if the animal does not havethe genetic propensity to marble, then no amount of feeding or management will make it magically appear.
Weekly Genetics Review: Genetic selection or genetic improvement? The balancing act in breeding decisions.
Selection is often used as a catch-all term on-farm to describe everything from the choice of bulls, to choosing replacement heifers.
Selection is fundamentally the process of choosing animals based on the suitability they have for inclusion in a breeding herd. These choices are often driven by physical factors.
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Angus Education Centre
The Angus Education Centre is an initiative by Angus Australia to give their members access to information about strategies and tools that will help them explore world leading genetic evaluation technologies to enhance the value and profitability of their cattle throughout the beef supply chain.