January 31, 2013
With Beef Week just around the corner it’s time to consider what you can do to bolster the bottom line of your beef enterprise. South-west beef producers are invited to join the Colac and Ballarat BetterBeef groups and the Wilson family at their Winchelsea property on February 12 to find out more about genetic testing in commercial herds and the secrets to making cross-breeding work. Murdeduke Angus Stud Consultant Simon Falkiner said an experienced line-up of speakers had been invited to the forum, ending with Elders Limited’s chief David Goodfellow sharing his insight into the northern beef industry and how it might influence southern producers. “Tying the day together will be Cam Nicholson’s talk about introducing a simple, yet revealing, method of determining the risks being confronted by your business,” Mr Falkiner said. Other guest speakers include: • Bill Cornell from ABS Australia • Jeff Doolan from Pfizer Animal Health Australia • Cam Nicholson from the Grain and Graze 2 Project. Mr Falkiner said Murdeduke Angus was founded in 1993 with the goal of creating an elite herd of cows from which superior Angus bulls could be produced. “Eighteen years on, we have our cow herd and are offering more than 150 bulls annually for sale in March,” he said. “Forum participants will also have the opportunity to see super sire Te Mania Emperor, who ranks in the top one per cent of the breed for seven traits and was the highest-priced Angus bull sold at auction in Australia.” Bolstering Beef’s Bottom Line will be held on Tuesday, February 12 at the Murdeduke Angus Selling Complex, 730 Cressy Road, Winchelsea. RSVP is essential.