Category Archives: Genetics

Mini Herefords for sale

Many of our members have mini Herefords for sale, both horned and polled. There is also some miniature Hereford semen for sale.

Please check out our For Sale page here

You can see details of what semen is for sale here

Mini Herefords in the paddock

Mini Herefords in the paddock

Greater accuracy, breed coverage in second-gen poll gene marker test

Greater accuracy across a greater number of beef breeds are the key features in an important ‘second-generation’ poll gene market test launched recently

The new Australian Poll Gene Marker test will determine with high accuracy if an animal is ‘true polled’ (homozygous) and measures the likelihood that a polled animal carries only the polled gene. Importantly the test is highly accurate across a wide selection of breeds

– See more here

Perfect Match – Using MateSel to Identify the Best Sires for Your Cows

Staying Ahead of the Curve
WEBINAR REMINDER
“Perfect Match –
 Using MateSel to Identify the Best Sires for Your Cows”

For those that haven’t already registered, time is running out to register for the free webinar “Perfect Match – Using MateSel to Identify the Best Sires for Your Cows”. To register, simply follow the instructions on the webinars page on the SBTS website (click here).

The webinar will be conducted on July 8th at 8.00 pm AEST and will provide an overview of the recently released MateSel mating allocation tool. It will include information on how you can use MateSel to accelerate your herd’s genetic progress, save time doing you mating allocations or scope out your next “super sire”. The webinar will be presented by Christian Duff and Gemma Wilkinson, Southern Beef Technology Services. You will be able to interact with the presenter and ask questions via a question submission field.

This is the first webinar session in a course of four. Details on all sessions are available from the above link or from the webinar course flyer (click here).

The webinar course will enable you to access the latest beef breeding technologies, all from the comfort of your own home.
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Southern Beef Technology Services
Agricultural Business Research Institute
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351

Ph:  (02) 6773 3555
Fax: (02) 6772 5376
Email: office@sbts.une.edu.au
Web: http://sbts.une.edu.au/

Maximise Genetic Improvement with MateSel

The move of Herefords Australia Ltd onto the new ILR2 software means that a new product is now available to all Hereford BREEDPLAN members. Known as MateSel, the new product will enable you to objectively optimise the mating allocations for your herd and take your breeding program to the next level.

When utilising MateSel, you provide a MateSel Operator at BREEDPLAN with details regarding your breeding objective and breeding program, plus details of the bulls and females that are available for inclusion in the upcoming matings. The MateSel software then returns a detailed suggested mating list for your consideration, plus a report outlining a range of outcomes from the suggested matings such as the genetic gains that will be achieved and the level of inbreeding in the progeny. A flat fee of $165 (inc GST) applies to access a MateSel analysis for your herd, and results are returned promptly, usually within one working day. MateSel is only available to members of Breed Societies which are using ILR2 software and have at least one selection index.

Through optimised mating allocations, MateSel enables you to:
• Maximise the rate of genetic gain in your herd while managing inbreeding at the same time.
• Save significant time previously spent compiling mating lists.
• Make informed decisions about semen purchases, which bulls to use, animal selection or culling, mating group formation and mate allocations.
• Include objectivity and proven science in your mating decisions.
• Add significant value to your business by way of additional genetic gain and management of inbreeding to offset the cost of pedigree and performance recording.
Further information regarding MateSel and the benefits it offers are available from the following links

To learn more about MateSel, or to download the Excel template for submitting a list of candidate sires and dams,click here  or contact Andrew Byrne at SBTS on 02 6773 3357 or via email at andrew@sbts.une.edu.au. Completed MateSel Excel templates can be emailed to matesel@breedplan.une.edu.au.Matsel