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Performance Herds Australia Release New Selection Index

MSA-B2 index for the heavy domestic MSA food service & Japanese B2 export markets

A new Performance Herds Australia selection index has been released with the July 2020 Performance Herds Australia BREEDPLAN analysis results. The new index is the MSA-B2 index and was developed by Performance Herds Australia in conjunction with staff at the Agricultural Business Research Institute… Read More...

Major upgrade to Droughtmaster BREEDPLAN

Significant software enhancements, along with the addition of extensive research data

A number of significant BREEDPLAN software enhancements, along with the addition of extensive research data, will occur for the April 2020 Droughtmaster BREEDPLAN evaluation and then be included in subsequent analyses. These enhancements include: Upgrade to BREEDPLAN version 6.2 – The Droughtmaster… Read More...

South African Simmentaler Release New Selection Indexes

Two New Selection Indexes Available

Two new South African Simmentaler selection indexes have been released in conjunction with the February 2020 South African Simmentaler BREEDPLAN analysis. These are the: Simmentaler Breeders Index Simmentaler Profit Index The two new selection indexes will replace the previous Simmentaler selectio… Read More...

ABBA Introduces Gestation Length EBV

New BREEDPLAN EBV Released for Brahman

Good news for Brahman BREEDPLAN members with the introduction of a Gestation Length EBV into the Australian Brahman BREEDPLAN analysis in the November 2019 BREEDPLAN run. Gestation Length EBVs provide an estimate of genetic differences between the period from the date of conception (i.e. when the co…

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BREEDPLAN & SBTS Staff Present at the 23rd AAABG Conference

Three technical papers presented

Over a six day period in October 2019, Armidale played host to the 23rd Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG) Conference. A 220-strong crowd consisted of livestock scientists, industry service providers, educators, students and breeders from nine countries (Australi… Read More...

Herefords Australia Releases New Selection Indexes

Four New Selection Indexes Available

Four new Herefords Australia selection indexes have been released in conjunction with the October 2019 Hereford BREEDPLAN analysis. These are the: Southern Self-Replacing Index (SSR) Northern Self-Replacing Index (NSR) Southern Baldy Maternal Index (SBM) Northern Baldy Terminal Index (NBT) These f… Read More...

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) Genetics Hub Released

‘How-To’ Videos Highlight Use of EBVs in Beef and Sheep Operations

A range of short ‘how-to’ videos to help beef producers get started using breeding values in their herds is part of the suite of genetics resources being rolled out by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA). The animated tutorials have been produced for tropical cattle, temperate cattle, prime lambs a… Read More...

BREEDPLAN Enhancements for Santa Gertrudis

Inclusion of Northern Multibreed Research Data

A number of significant BREEDPLAN software enhancements and the addition of a large amount of research data occurred in the February 2019 Santa Gertrudis GROUP BREEDPLAN evaluation, and will then be included in subsequent analyses. This included data from Northern Multibreed Research Database as wel…

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Australian Wagyu Association Releases New Selection Indexes

Three New Indexes Available

The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has announced the implementation of its three new BreedObject Selection Indexes. This is a significant step forward for Wagyu breeders to achieve faster rates of genetic gain and selection for profitability in Wagyu. The AWA CEO, Dr Matt McDonagh affirmed that… Read More...

Completeness of Performance Videos

Two Short Videos Now Available

Confused about how to interpret your BREEDPLAN Completeness of Performance report? Not sure how the BREEDPLAN Completeness of Performance star rating system works? Or simply trying to improve the amount of performance data you collect in your herd? Then head to the SBTS & TBTS YouTube channel wh… Read More...

Enhancements to Brahman BREEDPLAN

Inclusion of Northern Multibreed Research Data

A number of significant BREEDPLAN software enhancements and the addition of a large amount of research data will occur for the August 2018 Brahman GROUP BREEDPLAN evaluation, and then in all subsequent analyses. This included data from Northern Multibreed Research Database as well as the transition …

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Speckle Park & Senepol Upgrade to ILR2 Software

Across-herd BREEDPLAN Genetic Evaluations Now Available

In 2018, both Speckle Park International and the Australian Senepol Cattle Breeders Association upgraded the software used to manage their pedigree and performance database to ABRI’s new generation of breed registry software known as ILR2.

A consequence of the upgrade to the new software is the tran…

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Australian Wagyu Association Implements Single-Step BREEDPLAN

Genomic evaluation released for the Wagyu breed

Australian Wagyu producers are now armed with genomic-based data enabling more robust selection decisions with faster gains and higher accuracy through a shift to a new own-breed genetic analysis model.

The Australian Wagyu Association (AWA) has announced Single-Step Wagyu BREEDPLAN will be publishe…

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BREEDPLAN Staff Attend the 2018 World Congress for Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Auckland, New Zealand

BREEDPLAN Staff Attend the 2018 World Congress for Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Auckland, New Zealand

In February, a team of BREEDPLAN and SBTS extension staff headed to Auckland, New Zealand to attend the 11th World Congress for Genetic Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP). This congress is the premier event for researchers, extension and other industry personnel involved in the genetic improve… Read More...

It’s a World First! Multi-Country Single-Step BREEDPLAN analysis for the Hereford breed

Single-Step BREEDPLAN for the Hereford breed in Australia, New Zealand and Namibia

BREEDPLAN is pleased to announce the release of a world first: a multi-country Single-Step BREEDPLAN analysis for the Hereford breed, released as the mid-October 2017 Hereford GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis. “This will allow the Hereford breed in Australia, New Zealand and Namibia to take advantage of cut…

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Introduction of Single-Step to Brahman GROUP BREEDPLAN

Publication of the first Single-Step BREEDPLAN analysis and release of Intramuscular Fat and Percent Normal Sperm EBVs

Exciting times ahead for members of the Australian Brahman Breeders’ Association with the introduction of significant changes to the BREEDPLAN software used to calculate EBVs for Australian Brahman animals.  These changes were applied in the April 2017 Brahman GROUP BREEDPLAN analysis and is now inc…

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Full Crossbred Analysis Implemented for Blonde d’Aquitaine

The BREEDPLAN analysis has several different ways in which performance data from crossbred animals can be
handled, with different breed societies implementing different analysis types. These are:

  1. Purebred analysis: No crossbreds are included. Only performance data from purebred animals is included i…
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