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Angus Australia eNews 28 September 2016    |    View this email online
Angus beef top honours in Sydney Show branded beef competition
Angus beef brands have cleaned up at the 2016 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show, Branded Beef Competition, taking out 3 of the 4 major awards and 4 of the 7 Gold Medals. READ MORE
Barry Moyle recognised for service to Angus in SA
Long time Angus supporter Barry Moyle was presented with an Angus Service Recognition Award at the recent Royal Adelaide Show. READ MORE
Around the Saleyards September 28
Angus steers hit $5.38/kg this week at Bairnsdale VIC, as wet weather again saw supply around the saleyards limited. READ MORE
Sam Hunter awarded LIVEXForum Scholarship
Sam Hunter has been awarded the inaugural Angus Australia Foundation LIVEXforum Scholarship, and will travel to Canberra at the end of October to attend the LIVEXforum. READ MORE
Commercial Angus AuctionsPlus Report 23 Sept
Extremely wet conditions across the eastern states has heightened producers challenges in getting cattle assessed for the box as well as getting them delivered. This challenge was evident in Friday’s AuctionsPlus sale 23 Sept, with a reduction of over 4500 head on the previous week’s sale. READ MORE
Angus beef takes on the world
Angus beef has again asserted its dominance of the beef industry in the 2nd Annual World Steak Challenge, held in the United Kingdom, with Australian produced beef at the forefront.
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Natalie Grylls wins 2016 Matthew George Young Stockman Award
Angus Youth member Natalie Grylls will have the opportunity to travel to Canada after being crowned the 2016 Matthew George Young Stockman Award winner at this years’ Royal Melbourne Show. CLICK HERE
2016 Angus Regional Forums Video
Producer Case Studies
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
Selective Performance Recording
Significant problems can arise when only selections of animals in a contemporary group are performance recorded. For example, if only the performance for the best animals in the contemporary group is submitted to Angus Australia and the lower performing animals are left out.

In this situation, the performance information for an animal will only be compared with the “selection” that has been recorded. If this “selection” is not an accurate reflection of the entire contemporary group, then Angus BREEDPLAN cannot make adequate comparisons and the EBVs produced may be biased or misleading.
 
Solutions
  • Adopt a whole herd recording strategy.
  • Record all calves with Angus Australia.
  • Always record performance for all calves in a contemporary group and submit this performance to Angus Australia.
Record performance on all available animals (i.e. heifers, bulls and steers, rather than just bulls).

More information CLICK HERE
Spring Inventory Fees
All Spring Inventory fees are due by 30th September 2016.  
Dam inventory must be paid before any progeny can be registered.

Contact the Member Services Team if you have any queries.
Download Mid-September 2016 Angus BREEDPLAN Sire Summary
A copy of the Angus BREEDPLAN Sire Summary, based on the results from the Mid-September 2016 Angus BREEDPLAN analysis, is now available from the Angus Australia website. READ MORE
   
   
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