ARCBA Young Breeders Workshop

July 19, 2017

Courtesy QLD Country Life

ALMOST 50 young seedstock producers from across Australia have gathered in Brisbane for a three day conference which sees them discuss controversial and vital topics in the industry and listen to key message from global speakers.

The inaugural Australian Registered Cattle Breeders’ Association Young Breed Leaders Workshop concludes today with a conference on the beef industry’s application of genomics.

Already delegates have spent two days in boardroom style groups answering and delivering their responses to four topics including how genetics can be improved to meet the needs of the supply chain and how to ensure the ongoing growth, profitability and viability of the registered cattle industry.

The workshop is targeted at young breeders from 20 to 35 years of age to inspire and prepare them for senior management roles within the beef breeding industry.

Themed around the role of genetics in a modern Australian beef industry, delegates have listened to speeches from representatives including Teys Australia, Breedplan, MLA along with NAPCO Operating Officer Geoff Cornford who shared his transition from jackeroo to Chief Operating Officer of the company.

The breeds represented at the conference are Brahman, Murray Grey, South Devon, Santa Gertrudis, Angus, Hereford, Droughtmaster, Limousin, Galloway, Bazadais, Gelbvieh, Red Poll, Charolais, Simmental, Wagyu and Blonde d’Aquitaine.

Early delegate feedback was that it was one of the best events they had been to.

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