Category 2017

Twinning in beef cattle: way of the future?

Penny Young, ASAS/ASAP Intern Despite most producers wanting to maximize their output, calving percentages have not changed dramatically over the past few decades and this trend does not seem set to change into the future. Dr Leo Cummins believes ‘twinner’ cattle could change this trend, and shift producers’ goals from a calving percentage of 90% […]

Is it worth selecting for high milk production in beef cattle?

  Penny Young, ASAS/ASAP Intern Milking ability is a trait that many producers select for in their production systems, with the belief that it is one of the most significant influences on the weaning weight of a calf. However, a study by Edwards et al. from the University of Tennessee, recently published in Translational Animal […]

Australia Day Honours List

Congratulations to Hugh Dove for his recognition as a Member in the General Division of the order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Australia Day Honours list. The Award citation for Hugh’s AM was, ‘For significant service to agricultural science as a researcher and editor, and to the study of animal nutrition.’  Hugh Dove was an Honorary Research […]

SAVE THE DATE: Animal Production Conference 2018

SAVE THE DATE: ANIMAL PRODUCTION CONFERENCE 2018 When: 2-5 July 2018 Where: Wagga Wagga, NSW What: The 32nd Biennial Conference of the Australian Society of Animal Production. The Animal Production conference is completely focused on animal production systems and whole-of-chain approaches to animal production. The theme for this upcoming conference is “Feeding Innovation: Nutrition Through […]

The importance of a good start

Penny Young, ASAS/ASAP intern Many people could tell you that a runt animal will be affected by its poorer start over the course of its life, and this understanding has prompted greater research into how those early life events can have a lasting influence on an animal’s development. In biomedicine, this concept is known as […]

Topics wanted for WIANF 2017

The next World Conference on Innovative Animal Nutrition and Feeding is being planned for 2017, and WIANF is requesting suggestions for topics of special interest in the field of animal nutrition.