Breeding EDGE workshop | Charters Towers, Queensland

13 Nov 2018 08:00AM - 14 Nov 2018 05:00PM

Cattle Cattle

Location: QDAF Office, 1-5 Prior St, Charters Towers

Price: $1,750pp + GST / One person from a business or $1,450pp + GST / Two or more people from a business

Please note, this event has been postponed till 2019. Date TBC. For more information please contact  

Breeding EDGE is a three-day workshop (13-14 November and 22 November 2018) designed to improve and refine producers breeder herd management and genetic improvement plans.

Participants will be able to develop a breeding herd management plan using genetic and reproductive knowledge and technologies, to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • identify where the current breeder herd management program can be improved to reduce reproductive loss
  • measure reproductive performance more accurately
  • identify strategies and management to improve bull selection, retention, management and performance
  • develop, or refine, a practical and achievable management plan for the breeding herd that will lead to higher productivity
  • gain a thorough understanding of genetic improvement for both breeding cattle and turnoff cattle and develop breeding objectives to take your herd in a more profitable direction.

What you will learn:

  • current herd performance – what measures matter most
  • reproduction and reproduction loss
  • managing the breeders - systems
  • bull fertility and management
  • identifying “not so obvious” bull faults that impact reproduction
  • reproductive diseases and diseases impacting reproduction
  • breeder herd management plans
  • genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
  • genetic principles and selection tools
  • selection and selection criteria for traits important to you
  • breeds and breeding systems.


  • Felicity Hamlyn-Hill - Beef Enterprise Advisory Services Pty Ltd
  • Mick Sullivan - QDAF
  • Tim Emery - Tropical Beef Technology Services (TBTS)
  • ACV & BULLCHECK accredited vet

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