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ANGUS DATABASE A TREASURE TROVE OF GENETIC INFORMATION

BY RUSSELL PRIEST FROM the New Zealand ANGUS Magazine 2018.  Of all the cattle breeds in New Zealand the Angus is the most genetically diverse and for this reason it is arguably the most exciting breed to be involved with, at least for the genetic purist. Not only is...

HOW MUCH DOES GENETIC VARIATION INFLUENCE THE VALUE OF A CARCASE?

By Genetics editor Alex McDonald, 07 February 2018 There is an old saying that the value of a beast is 90pc nutrition and 10pc genetics. Results from Cohort Four of the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program (ASBP) would challenge that assertion, with a dramatic $619...

THINKING AHEAD, THINKING CONSTRUCTIVELY

BY ANDY MACFARLANE from Macfarlane Rural Business Ltd, December newsletter 2017. We are in the midst of large conversation, led by various commentators who help to form public opinion.  Those conversations can also lead confidence in the agrifood sector and its...

SPRING YEARLING ANGUS SALE 2017 – Catalogue now live

The Importance of live calves as they say, there is no profit in a dead one. So let’s have them on the ground – alive! CLICK HERE TO LINK TO THE ANGUS YEARLING ONLINE CATALOGUE EBV’S Progeny testing in Australia, New Zealand and America have shown that Estimated...