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BREEDPLAN Overview

Hereford GROUP BREEDPLAN is the genetic evaluation system currently adopted by Herefords Australia Ltd.

BREEDPLAN is a modern genetic evaluation system for beef cattle which uses the worlds most advanced genetic evaluation system (based on Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) technology) to produce Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) of recorded cattle for a range of important production traits. BREEDPLAN EBVs take the guesswork out of selection decisions by providing beef producers with an objective assessment of an animals genetic potential. It offers the potential to accelerate genetic progress, tighten up breeding operations, improve productivity and increase prices for cattle sold for breeding and slaughter.

BREEDPLAN has been available in Australia since 1984 and is now utilised by members of approximately 27 Australian Breed Societies. Use of the BREEDPLAN technology has also increased internationally with uptake in New Zealand, Namibia, Thailand, the Philippines, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Hungary, South America and South Africa.

The Hereford GROUP BREEDPLAN genetic evaluation performed for the Hereford breed currently includes animals from Australia and New Zealand. Within the Hereford evaluation, EBVs are published on individual Hereford animals for up to 19 different traits. These traits include:


Contacts for Hereford BREEDPLAN

Keryn Hutton | Hereford BREEDPLAN         
C/- ABRI, UNE, ARMIDALE NSW 2351
Telephone: 02 6773 3059     
Fax: 02 6772 5376     
Email: hereford@breedplan.une.edu.au
Web: www.breedplan.une.edu.au     

Carriona Millen | Technical Officer, Southern Beef Technology Services
C/- ABRI, UNE, ARMIDALE NSW 2351
Telephone: 02 6773 3357
Fax: 02 6772 5376
Mobile: 0409 102 644
Email: catriona@sbts.une.edu.au
Web: www.sbts.une.edu.au 

    

 


Contact Herefords Australia
16 Uralla Road
Locked Bag 7
Armidale NSW 2350

Phone
+61 2 6772 1399
Fax +61 2 6772 1615
Office Hours 8.00am to 4.00pm (GMT+10)
Email info@herefordsaustralia.com.au