Category ASAP

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% […]

Meat Standards Australia

Ashlee McEvoy ASAS/ASAP 2017 Communications Intern 24th March 2017. The Australian red meat industry developed Meat Standards Australia (MSA), and opened up to the beef industry in 1998. This purpose of this program became ensuring that any beef product is to reach consumer expectations. The MSA index that is used to measure these consumer expectations […]

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 […]

Thank you, sponsors!

Major sponsors of Animal Production 2016, held in Adelaide, South Australia, 4-7 July 2016, included the following: University of Adelaide, Meat & Livestock Australia, Baiada, PIRSA, Elanco Animal Health, Australian Pork Limited, Gribbles Veterinary Pathology, Steggles and JBS Australia, and Primo.

Conference abstract directory available

Want to find out more about the research presented at the Animal Production 2016 Conference in South Australia, held 4-7 July 2016? Brief communications from the speakers are available to read online – simply click on the link below and you will have access to the Conference Booklet (proceedings) and an online directory of two-page brief communications. Conference […]

Conference highlights exciting revolution in animal health

Animal welfare was top of mind at last month’s Animal Production 2016 Conference in Adelaide, with more than 330 scientists, researchers, students, consultants and producers from across Australia and the world attending the three-day event.

ASAP becomes first international section of ASAS

Last month during the Animal Production 2016 Conference in Adelaide, ASAP members voted to officially join the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) as its first international section.

Animal Production 2016 is next month!

Animal Production 2016 is fast approaching with the conference to be held in Adelaide, South Australia next month. Please join us at the Stamford Grand, Glenelg on 4-7 July 2016.