"BETTER BEEF BREEDING" BEEF GENETICS WORKSHOPS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 4 days ago, on 15th Apr, 2014 8:12am
PBBNZ have been contracted by Beef + Lamb New Zealand to put together a Beef Genetics Workshop roadshow throughout New Zealand. 8 workshops are planned in 2014. Please promote these days to your commercial clients.
MACCA’S HITS MILESTONE OF THREE MILLION KILOS OF ANGUS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 weeks ago, on 7th Apr, 2014 9:08am
McDonald’s New Zealand today announced it has sold a whopping three million kilograms of New Zealand Angus beef since 2009. With today’s launch of the promotional Angus the Great burger, the company expects to continue its contribution to the success of local Angus beef sales. Read more...
MCANGUS DOING WONDERS FOR FARMERS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 weeks ago, on 7th Apr, 2014 9:05am
Angus farmers could not be happier about the spinoffs coming from three million kilograms of angus beef going into McDonald's outlets. Read more...
MONDAY 6 MAY: BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND ‘BETTER BEEF BREEDING’ WORKSHOP- WAIRARAPA
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 weeks ago, on 4th Apr, 2014 3:23pm
Where: McWilliam Family, 503 Admiral Road, Gladstone
When: 8.45 am to 3.30 pm
Details: Our better beef breeding workshops are back by popular demand. Brought to you in association with Performance Beef Breeders NZ, this workshop will clearly demonstrate the value of improved genetics in a beef operation. You can expect a mix of practical sessions in the yard and a mock auction as well as theory.
Topics will cover:
- "best practice guide" to bull selection
- interpreting and understanding breeding values
- simplifying selection with indexes
Contact: Erica Kinder 06 370 2979 or email Erica.email@example.com
NOW TAKING REGISTRATIONS
NATIONAL BBQ COMPETITION
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 weeks ago, on 4th Apr, 2014 8:27am
It’s time to brush up on your BBQ skills. The great NZ BBQ Championship is coming to New Zealand in a competition that promises to get BBQ enthusiasts from around the country fired up. Battle it out in New Zealand’s first Pit Master BBQ Competition to be held at the 2014 AgInnovation Event at Manfeild Park Stadium, Feilding on the 10th & 11th May 2014. The winning team will receive a Yoder Smokers Cheyenne 16"valued at $3,100.
ANNUAL ANGUS ASSOCIATION DINNER
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 4 weeks ago, on 20th Mar, 2014 11:15am
The annual dinner will be held on Tuesday 13th May following the National Sale. The venue is Aberdeen on Broadway Restaurant in Palmerston North and it will be a 6.30pm start for drinks with dinner at 7pm. Tickets are $85 (GST inclusive) and bookings can be made through Kaylene at PBB on (06) 323 4484. This dinner has sold out completely the last two years and it's a "fisrt in first served" basis so get your tickets booked soon.
MENDIP HILLS STATION FIELD DAY
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 1 month ago, on 12th Mar, 2014 12:13pm
A commercial cow field day is being held on Mendip Hills Station on Thursday April 3. Read more...
RURAL TV ANGUS REPORT DVD - PURCHASE YOUR COPY
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 1 month ago, on 12th Mar, 2014 10:48am
Rural TV produced a special DVD in conjunction with the 150th celebrations of Angus in New Zealand covering the history & the breeders which is available for sale on their website : http://www.ruraltv.co.nz/
Watch interviews with the keynote speakers from the World Angus Forum 2013 on-demand on Rural TV here as well :
ANGUSPURE COOK BOOK RECIPE COMPETITION
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 months ago, on 17th Feb, 2014 2:09pm
AGINNOVATION 2014 ENTRIES NOW CLOSED
posted by: Brett - Angus NZ, 1 month ago, on 12th Mar, 2014 8:56am
The 2014 Genetic Sale (formly known as "Beef Expo") is to be held at Manfeild Park in Feilding from May 12-13, and organisers are gearing up for what is set to be another successful action packed few days. Visit the AgInnovation website for more info... Read more...
EAST COAST CROSS COUNTRY CATTLE TOUR: 23 - 26 MARCH 2014
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 4 months ago, on 17th Dec, 2013 4:01pm
This will not be a trip to miss - touring around East Coast Angus Studs in a 4-wheel drive convey. Registraiton booklets and Registration forms are available here. Please have completed forms sent back by February 21st 2014. Read more...
PGG WRIGHTSON WORLD ANGUS FORUM SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 months ago, on 7th Feb, 2014 3:51pm
The PowerPoint presentations from the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum, for which we have permission to publish, are now available for viewing on the Angus website here
GENERATION ANGUS CATTLEMAN DEVELOPMENT WEEKEND 2014
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 2 months ago, on 7th Feb, 2014 11:53am
The Generation Angus Committee would like to extend a warm invitation to you to join them on the 2014 Generation Angus Cattleman Development Weekend.
This inaugural event has been designed to educate and extend in the areas of seed stock, general farming and personal development. With the generous support from our major sponsor FMG we have been able to put together a high calibre, affordable programme that we feel will prove an invaluable experience for anyone interested in or involved with the Angus and wider Agricultural Industry.
We look forward to receiving your registrations (Due in 21st Feb). Info Packs and Registraion Forms can be found here Read more...
STEAK OF ORIGIN ENTRIES HAVE CLOSED - BEST OF LUCK TO THOSE IN THE RUNNING.
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 1 month ago, on 12th Mar, 2014 12:14pm
Steak of Origin Dates are noted here along with relevant information and entry forms. Read more...
SUMMER 2013 ANGUS NEWSLETTER
posted by: Nathan - AngusNZ, 4 months ago, on 11th Dec, 2013 9:33am
The Summer 2013 issue of the Angus newsletter is now available online here. Or under Publications > Angus News Quarterly.
RURAL TV - ANGUS REPORT NZ
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 5 months ago, on 2nd Dec, 2013 11:23am
See this on Country Television (Sky 81) this Wednesday, 4th December at 7.30pm Read more...
CANTERBURY SHOW 2013
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 5 months ago, on 2nd Dec, 2013 9:56am
BOOK CATTLEMAN MAGAZINE ADVERTISING ONLINE
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 5 months ago, on 5th Nov, 2013 9:37am
Book your advertising for the 2014 Angus Cattleman Magazine online and save 10% - if booked before 31st January, 2014.
MANAGING GENETIC CONDITIONS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 6 months ago, on 30th Oct, 2013 1:18pm
With the Aug. 12 announcement of a new genetic condition (developmental duplication, or DD), many producers are asking questions regarding how this problem arose. It’s a good question, the answer for which also sheds light on how cattlemen can genetically manage their herds to minimize the effects of what is simply a genetic mutation. See full article here Read more...
WAF YOUTH HEIFER AUCTION
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 6 months ago, on 30th Oct, 2013 12:16pm
On the Monday night dinner out at the Rotorua Agrodome a selection of heifers went up for Auction from the total of 40 that had been generously made available by some of our generous members, for use in the WAF Youth programme. The Auction went really well with 9 heifers being sold to an average of $5,388. Lin Johnstone from Ranui fetched the top price of $10,000. These 12 Studs put in a lot of effort to break in the heifers, transport them to Rotorua and provide a signifcant amount of gear for the youth competitors to use throughout the week and this was all greatly appreciated. The youth programme has already been reported as one of the reaL highlights of the overall PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum and it would not have been possible without the help of these Angus Studs. See here for a list of these Studs and the Auction Sale results. Read more...
WAF YOUTH COMPETITION - A WORLD CLASS EVENT
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 6 months ago, on 23rd Oct, 2013 12:03pm
As the forty WAF Youth competitors bid farewell to each other last week most were ready to head home; however, there was certainly an element of sadness present as the reaility set in that this wonderful experience had come to an end.
The PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum was a hugely successful event overall but there is no doubt that the Youth component was an absolute standout highlight for all involved. The Angus NZ Association in conjunction with the Angus Youth Charitable Trust and organisers Mark and Charlotte Stevens are thrilled with how it all went.
Full story and results here Read more...
WAF YOUTH AUCTION RAISES CLOSE TO $20,000
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 6 months ago, on 25th Oct, 2013 10:05am
With PGG Wrightson's Bruce Orr as Auctioner and several of the Youth competitors acting as bid callers Generation Angus managed to raise $17,680 in an Auction during the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum Gala dinner on Wednesday night. This was a great result and all of those involved were thrilled. Generation Angus raise $7980 to go in their reserves and be used towards Youth focussed events, whilst the remaining $9700 was allocated to the WAF Youth Programme to offset some of the costs invovled with running it. The huge and impressive Angus Bull painting was a feature event which sold to Angus NZ President Tim Brittain and his wife Kelly. A 150 year old bottle of Whiskey, donated by Waiterenui Angus, was also a favorite and this went to the Canadian Angus Association. On behalf of the Generation Angus Committee and the Angus NZ Association we thank all of those who kindly donated auction items and to those who supported by bidding.
CREATING 'THE ANGUS MOMENT'
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 6 months ago, on 21st Oct, 2013 11:03am
Angus beef must position itself as a guilt-free indulgence for wealthy consumers around the world if it is to prosper in the modern world, a leading brand strategist says. Read more...
TRANS-TASMAN WORK AIMS TO IMPROVE ANGUS STOCK
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 6 months ago, on 21st Oct, 2013 11:04am
New Zealand and Australian angus beef breeders are working closely together to improve stock in both countries World Angus Forum chairman Tim Brittain says.
Speaking on the final day of the forum, Brittain said the New Zealand Angus Association worked closely with Australia through the trans-Tasman Breed Plan. Read more...
CRAIG AND RICHARD MARTIN DOING THEIR BIT FOR THE PGG WRIGHTSON WORLD ANGUS FORUM YOUTH PROGRAMME
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 7 months ago, on 5th Sep, 2013 10:39am
Craig and Richard Martin thought their days of breaking in cattle were over, but the veteran Wakefield breeders have stepped up to prepare a team of heifers for competition at an international gathering of angus farmers in Rotorua in October. Read more...
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES WITH STRAIGHT FURROW OVER THE FORUM PERIOD
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 7 months ago, on 3rd Sep, 2013 11:03am
Straight Furrow are the official media partner to the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum and will be running a 6-week series in the lead up to, during and after the event. This is a great time to think about advertising when 'Angus' will be very much in the spotlight. There are various options available to you. Follow this link for more information and contact details.
INTRODUCING BEEF + LAMB NEW ZEALAND GENETICS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 8 months ago, on 27th Aug, 2013 12:24pm
Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics is being established to deliver genetic services to the sheep and beef industry. It aims to significantly improve the profitability of New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector, through optimal use of genetics. In 2011 the Red Meat Sector Strategy emphasised that the easiest and best way to increase profitability was to focus on areas within our influence and control. Read more...
NOTIFICATION OF “NEW” RECESSIVE GENETIC CONDITION.
posted by: Rob Wylie, 8 months ago, on 15th Aug, 2013 12:19pm
A new genetic condition has been identified in Angus cattle from research initiated in Australia by Dr Laurence Denholm and latterly in conjunction with Jonathan Beever at University of Illinois.
This condition, inherited as a simple recessive is known as ‘Developmental Duplication (DD)’.
When made known, The A.I. Organizations in the USA requested that the American Angus Association provide to their membership the identity of and preliminary test results for those 1,099 Angus bulls tested by Dr. Jon Beever to determine whether they were carriers or free of the mutation identified for this genetic condition.
For an update on the research by Dr. Beever, the list of the animals and their preliminary test
results, please click here.
Angus NZ Response:
The technical committee of the Angus NZ Board has been requested to report to their full Board on how the Association should respond to the emergence of Developmental Duplication (DD)’ and the best pathway to managing the defect within our registered Angus herd.
In doing this the technical Committee was urged to consider the best interests of the Angus breed, in both the registered and commercial herds and to recognise the evolving scientific advances in the field of genetics, our membership’s ability to manage such conditions and the likelihood that the scientific community will continue to identify additional genetic conditions in all breeds in the future.
Angus NZ will keep members up to date on the Board’s continuing approach as it evolves and more specific details are made available including affected animals and Geneprob analysis.
Additional Information - Comment Read more...
TIM BRITTAIN SPEAKS TO RICHARD LOE ABOUT THE UPCOMING PGG WRIGHTSON WORLD ANGUS FORUM
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 9 months ago, on 30th Jul, 2013 11:08am
PGG WRIGHTSON WORLD ANGUS FORUM APPAREL ORDER FORMS
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 9 months ago, on 17th Jul, 2013 9:02am
We’ve sourced top quality apparel from leading international clothing brand, R.M.Williams, to complete your Forum experience. Read more...
A GLANCE AT THE BULL SALES SO FAR
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 24th Jun, 2013 11:59am
The Angus Bull Sales are going strong again this year which is particularly pleasing given the challenging drought the country is still recovering from. Sale rings have been filling up nicely and averages are keeping up with last season in most cases. This is a testament to the strength of the Angus breed and a credit to our breeders who have managed to come out the other side of the drought with their cattle still in top condition. Congratulations to those who have sale behind them and best of luck for those still to come. Read more...
TE MANIA SALE EXCEEDS THE MILLION DOLLAR MARK AGAIN
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 21st Jun, 2013 7:53am
Te Mania Angus grossed 1.025 million at their on-farm Bull sale yesterday with a record number of 150 bulls sold. Despite a smaller than usual turnout due to the weather the sale was a great sucess with an average of $6836. Read more...
AGINNOVATION / BEEF EXPO FARMER SCIENCE AND TECH PROGRAMME
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 4:03pm
Many of the presentations can now be read online or downloaded here Read more...
AUSTRALIAN BENCHMARKING PROGRAM GENERATES NEW INFORMATION
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 3:49pm
Steers bred in the Angus Sire Benchmarking Program have now finished their feed efficiency test at the Tullimba feedlot. Nearly 400 steers bred on co-operating commercial herds were backgrounded and then trucked to Tullimba, near Kingstown, NSW. Read more...
YOUTH COMPETITION TO BE A FEATURE PART OF THE PGG WRIGHTSON WORLD ANGUS FORUM
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 3:53pm
Less than six months out from the PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum in New Zealand and the countdown is on. Read more...
ANGUS NZ AND ZOETIS ANNOUNCE A COLLABORATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF BEEF PRODUCERS IN NZ
posted by: Nathan - AngusNZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 3:53pm
Over the past decade, the position of Angus Beef has been elevated to be appreciated as a premium branded product. Together, Angus NZ and Zoetis will combine resources and take new steps in the breeding, production and promotion of Angus Beef in NZ... Read more...
2013 CATTLEMAN MAGAZINE
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 4:02pm
The 2013 issue of the annual Cattleman magazine is now available online here. Read more...
GENERATION ANGUS RAISE $10,800 IN AUCTION
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 3:52pm
With the help of some very generous donations made by our very own breeders and sponsors, Generation Angus managed to raise an impressive $10,800 in an Auction during the Angus Association dinner in Palmerston North this month. Read more...
ANGUS STEAL THE SHOW IN THE CLAAS QUEEN OF HEARTS EVENT
posted by: Sarah - Angus nz, 11 months ago, on 18th May, 2013 4:47am
Angus certainly stole the show in this year’s Queen of Hearts Heifer Sale, one of the newer yet hugely popular initiatives within the Beef Expo programme. Read more...
STEAK OF ORIGIN CHAMPION DOES IT AGAIN
posted by: Sarah - Angus nz, 11 months ago, on 17th May, 2013 9:02am
Chris and Karren Biddles from Northland have been named Grand Champions once again in the 2013 Beef + Lamb New Zealand Steak of Origin competition. Read more...
ANGUS NEW ZEALAND 2013 SHOW RESULTS
posted by: Sarah - Angus nz, 11 months ago, on 17th May, 2013 7:44am
The Annual Angus dinner was, as always, a brilliant evening of good company and laugther. Despite tickets sales looking gloomy at the beginning of last week it ended up being a full house and Guy Sargent and his team at Aberdeem put on a beautiful meal as per usual. Full set of Show Results here. Congratulations to all and a huge thank you for supporting your breed at Beef Expo. Read more...
BEEF EXPO RESULTS
posted by: Sarah - Angus nz, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 3:54pm
Queen of Hearts Sale - click here
Angus Sale - click here
Future Beef - click here
AGONLINE HELMSMAN AUCTION SHOWS WAY OF THE FUTURE
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 10 months ago, on 19th Jun, 2013 3:54pm
In a world where more and more business is being done remotely, PGG Wrightson’s premier livestock trading site www.agonline.co.nz reinforced its growing popularity recently in an online Helmsman Auction that saw the sale of 41 Goldwyn Angus Stud females. Read more...
GET ONBOARD WITH FACEBOOK - YOU CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO!
posted by: Sarah - Angus NZ, 1 year ago, on 7th Mar, 2013 11:25am
It’s time to put your reservations aside and embrace the world of Facebook. It is an incredibly easy and effective way for us to disseminate information to you, our breeders, and vice versa for you receiving it. We post something on Facebook and you instantly have access to it – whether it’s information, results, pictures, videos, website links etc. Read more...