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UNE Farming Futures Events

Late last month, ABRI were proud silver sponsors of the UNE Farming Futures events in Armidale. On Thursday, 21 July, ABRI held a booth at the Careers Fair, which presented plenty of opportunities to connect with students who have an interest in establishing a career in the livestock industries. Later that evening, we had four representatives from ABRI attend the Industry Dinner, which p ...

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BREEDPLAN Completeness of Performance Report

The Completeness of Performance herd rating system assesses the quantity of pedigree and performance information that has been submitted to BREEDPLAN by an individual seedstock herd. The Completeness of Performance star rating provides both seedstock and commercial producers with an assessment of how much performance has been submitted to BREEDPLAN by a herd. The star rating is an averag ...

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An Update from the ILR Support Team

Supporting a comprehensive system like ILR2, that is so many different things to so many different breed societies, is a logistical challenge of balancing our all-important client priorities with our own.This winter has presented additional challenges with a new Covid spike and other winter lurgies that have affected our staffing capacity as well as that of rest of the country.Despite th ...

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Let’s Talk Competition Software

ABRI’s competition software, iCompete, is a full association system from A to Z. Not only can it handle your membership, registrations, renewals, association's breeding certificates and DNA results, but it can also allow your association to have a total solution to offer affiliates or committees to run their events and programs at no additional cost.Originally designed for the Equine ind ...

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ABRI Welcomes New Dairy Express Manager

The team at the Agricultural Business Research Institute (ABRI) would like to extend a warm welcome to Fiona Brierley, who has joined us as the Manager of Dairy Express. Dairy Express is a leading supplier of herd management information services to the Australian dairy industry and is managed under the suite of products and services provided by ABRI.   ABRI is excited to have ...

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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 ...