Bull Selection Phone Seminar – 24 January 2012

posted 17 Jan 2012, 17:44 by Taiss Q   [ updated 17 Jan 2012, 17:45 ]
In the lead up to to 2012 Autumn Beef Week, which runs from 27 January to 3 February, a BetterBeef phone seminar topic will be held on ‘Bull Selection’. 

 We will be trialling this seminar in the evening due to recent requests for an evening seminar. 

Time and Date: 24 January 2012, commencing 8pm (duration 1 hour). 
Cost: Free (unless you call in from a mobile or payphone).
Presenter: Dick Whale, Private Consultant. 

 Dick consults to many of Australia’s leading seed stock businesses. He is an industry leader in live animal assessment, designing and implementing breeding programs and sourcing global genetics. Dick is highly respected within the Australian and overseas beef industries for his technical knowledge and beef cattle expertise. Content Bull selection is a significant decision in any beef cattle enterprise. An incorrect selection may reduce the number of live calves on the ground and the ability of those calves to grow out to a market specification. It can also reduce the ongoing fertility and production potential of your breeding herd and the performance of your cattle throughout each segment of the supply chain. This seminar will revisit some of the fundamental considerations when selecting a bull for your herd. There will be an opportunity during the presentation to ask Dick questions. 

The presentation will cover: Selecting a bull for your herd requirements 

The ongoing influence of a bull in a self replacing breeding herd Bull soundness for reproduction and longevity Genetic value and evaluation: Estimated Breeding Values. Temperament BetterBeef Network Phone Seminars These phone seminars are held in collaboration with MLAs More Beef from Pastures program. 

These seminars are an excellent way for you to tap into the latest industry information from the comfort of your own home. 

 Registration To participate in this phone seminar you must register by calling 02 6030 4521. Registrations can be taken outside normal working hours.