Angus Research Update & ASBP Cohort 8 steer viewing

October 9, 2019 2:26 pm

2019 marks the 10th year of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) and you are invited to the University of New England’s (UNE) Tullimba Research Feedlot to hear about the latest research developments from Angus Australia. The event which is open to everyone, is being held on Wednesday the 27th of November 2019.  

The gates will open at 10.30am giving participants a morning to inspect ~300 Cohort 8 steers identified to their sire before a barbeque lunch with Angus verified beef to celebrate 10 years of the ASBP and Angus Australia’s centenary .  

Presentations on the latest Angus R&D outcomes will commence at 1.30pm where participants will hear presentations from;  

Christian Duff, Strategic Project Manager, Angus Australia  

Topic: Latest outcomes from the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program  

Dr Brad Hine, Research Scientist, CSIRO  

Topic: Breeding Angus for improved health  

Dr Sam Clark and Dr Tom Granleese, University of New England  

Topic: Breeding Better Breeders 

The presentation session will finish at 3 pm followed by more time for Cohort 8 steer inspections up to 4.30pm.  


When: Wednesday 27th November 2019 from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm  

Where: Tullimba Research Feedlot, Torryburn Rd, Kingstown, NSW  

CLICK  HERE for location on google maps 

Rangers Valley Feedlot Visit 

As an addition this year, on the morning after the Tullimba event (Thursday 28th November) attendees are invited to visit Rangers Valley feedlot, which is situated north of Glen Innes. Participants in this part of the event will meet at the Glen Innes Information Centre for an 8.30am departure on Angus Australia supplied transport, returning to Glen Innes at approximately 12 noon.

 What is the ASBP? 

 The Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) is a major R&D initiative of Angus Australia with support from MLA and industry partners such as Vetoquinol, Rangers Valley Feedlot and John Dee Abattoir. The objectives of the ASBP are:   

  • Generate progeny test data on modern Angus bulls, particularly for hard to measure traits such as feed efficiency, abattoir carcase measurement, meat quantity & quality attributes, female reproduction and immune competence  
  • Generate data for the validation & refinement of Angus BREEDPLAN.  
  • Build a comprehensive phenotype and genotype reference population on Australian Angus