Angus Australia eNews 14 December 2016    |    View this email online
Angus BREEDPLAN Moves to Fortnightly Analyses
Angus breeders have led the Australian beef industry with the adoption of BREEDPLAN technology and this is set to continue in 2017 with Angus Australia becoming the first breed association in Australia to routinely conduct BREEDPLAN analyses on a fortnightly basis. READ MORE
Updated EBVs Now Available
Angus Australia wishes to advise that the Mid-December 2016 Angus BREEDPLAN analysis has been completed and updated EBVs are now available. READ MORE
Coming to a mailbox near you - the Angus Bulletin
The Summer 2017 Angus Bulletin is on its way and should turn up in members mailboxes soon. If you don't receive a copy of the Angus Bulletin, then it is available for viewing here
An Interview with Brad Gilmour:
Commercial cattleman, advocate of FTAI
Brad owns and runs a family-based Angus breeder operation, Gilmour Pastoral, in South West Victoria that has approximately 1000 Angus breeder females. READ MORE
Call for expressions of interest in joining the 2021 World Angus Forum Organising Committee
At the recent Angus Australia Board meeting it was decided to form a World Angus Forum Organising Committee to provide guidance and assistance to Angus Australia in planning, promoting and conducting the 2021 World Angus Forum in Australia. READ MORE

Angus Youth Road to Scotland
The Angus Australia Foundation is offering four Angus Youth members to chance to represent Australia as a team and participate in the World Angus Forum Youth Programme and Angus Youth is now calling for nominations for Angus Youth members to join the team and head on the #AYRoadtoScotland
2017 Southern Beef Week
The Land’s Southern Beef Week continues to go from strength to strength with their 2017 event set to be one of the best yet, kicking off from Friday 27th January and running over an impressive nine days to conclude Saturday 4 February 2017.
Around the Saleyards  14 Dec
As we come to the end of the year, the cattle market is showing little signs of softening as the weaner sales continue in SA and WA with 400c/kg and up a regular achievement for Angus steers and heifers. Breeding females remain in hot demand still commanding beyond the $2,500 mark. READ MORE
Angus Steer Prize Money Increase for Sydney Show
The NSW State Angus Committee met early in December at Sydney. Planning of State Committee activities for the 2017 Sydney Royal Show is well underway. READ MORE
Heading to the Roundup?
All the information you need to know can be found here. 
Teys Australia Roundup Special Dinner Dance
The 2017 Special Dinner Dance is an event not to be missed!
Join Angus Youth for a two course sit down meal, a live and silent auction to raise funds for the Angus Youth followed by entertainment late into the night. READ MORE
2017 Teys Australia Angus Youth National Roundup Sponsors
An event such as the Teys Australia Angus Youth National Roundup is not possible without the support from generous sponsors, to see who they are CLICK HERE
DNA Test requests
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Download Mid-December 2016 Angus BREEDPLAN Sire Summary
A copy of the Angus BREEDPLAN Sire Summary, based on the results from the Mid-December 2016 Angus BREEDPLAN analysis, is now available from the Angus Australia website. READ MORE
Entries sought for Westech Field Days steer trial
Entries are being sought for a comprehensive steer trial to be conducted in conjunction with the Westech Field Days at Barcaldine next year. READ MORE

New National Approach to BJD
A new national approach to BJD was adopted on 1 July 2016 which is based on an “On Farm Biosecurity” approach to BJD although individual states/jurisdictions were still able to impose movement restrictions on animals entering their state/jurisdiction. READ MORE
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