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iCompete Live Results

iCompete recently scored and ran the National Campdraft Council of Australia (NCCA) team campdraft event, as part of the 2022 Nutrien Classic Program. The participating teams were from Australian Bushmen’s Campdraft and Rodeo Association (ABCRA), Australian Campdraft Association (ACA), Gippsland Campdraft Association (GCA) and Southern Campdraft Association (SCA). This event consisted ...

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An Update on ILROnline

2021 has been a big year for the ILR Support Team as we continue to support our existing systems, rollout out our new systems, and forge ahead with our software standardisation initiatives.The software environment in which we work has changed significantly over recent years with exciting new software technologies and processes now available.Our ILR Support Desk and the ILR Support Portal ...

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BREEDPLAN Selection Index Development

With the recent enhancements to the BreedObject software, the redevelopment of Selection Indexes has remained a strong focus for ABRI. Selection Indexes are calculated using the BreedObject software that has been developed by the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) at the University of New England. BreedObject combines the BREEDPLAN EBVs of an animal with an economic weighting on e ...

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ABRI Research and Development Update

ABRI continues to provide research support to clients collecting genomic information. Dr Brad Crook and Dr Shalanee Weerasinghe of ABRI recently collaborated with three Australian breed clients - Hereford, Charolais and Simmental - to investigate whether certain SNPs were associated significantly with birth and weaning weight records in these breeds.Results from their preliminary study w ...

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Gene Editing

Following the announcement by the Red Angus Association of America in September 2021 that they will be providing herd book registry for gene edited animals, the SBTS & TBTS team have put together a background document on gene editing which may be of interest to you and/or your members.SBTS & TBTS strongly recommend that any organisations considering the importation of genetic mat ...

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New Sales Catalogue Functionality

 ABRI has recently completed enhancements to the sales catalogue functionality of the International Livestock Registry (ILR). The latest developments will benefit Australian breed societies and breeders who use, or plan to use AuctionsPlus when buying or selling livestock.   The new enhancements allow a sales catalogue (which includes Lot information such as Pedigree and Estim ...

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ILROnline FAQs

Why are ABRI’s ILR systems focusing on standardisation?software consistency – with ABRI’s 180+ breed society clients, all with largely similar requirements, standard software solutions are both logical and necessaryoperational efficiency – standard procedures and software benefit you, ABRI, and your 3rd party service providers.  Standard data exchange protocols are highly favoured by 3rd ...

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To EBV or not EBV, that is the question…

Incremental changes for a profitable futureBy Marie Copley of Copley PastoralWatching the Olympics is inspiring and amazing.Who could not be inspired and enthralled with the intense competition amongst these elite sportsmen and women?The swimming is a particular favourite and the contrast between different events adds to the intrigue.The 50m splash and dash, where the swimmers go for it ...

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AAABG Conference

ABRI will be participating in the upcoming Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics (AAABG) Conference, being held on 2 - 4 November, 2021.  Our research team will be presenting a paper named "Genome Wide Association of Birth and Weaning Weights in Australian Taurine Beef Cattle". This research has been conducted by Dr Brad Crook and Dr Shalanee Wee ...

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Keith Entwistle UNE Scholarship recipients

The Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) are proud to announce the 2021 recipients of the Keith Entwistle AM scholarship, awarded to two students studying at the University of New England.This scholarship has been awarded by ABRI in the name of Keith Entwistle AM, who was a significant supporter of Australian’s beef industry through the reproductive physiology of tropical beef ...