Sunday August 25th 2013, Spring Open Day – Sale & Industry Information

Posted by theresa on July 30, 2013

High Spa welcomes you to visit them on Sunday, August 25th at any time between 9.30 am and 4.00 pm

A feature of the day will be easy to inspect groups of working age and yearling sale bulls. There will be pens of High Spa 2013 joining sires fresh from their respective herds and seeking more females and a super selection of 2012 spring born bulls. Details of all sale bulls will be available soon via links to pedigree and EBV details (bull’s sales pages on this website.)
A number of PTIC spring calving females will also be available to inspect and select on the day, ai and paddock joined to top sires.

Complimentary informative industry sessions will commence at 10.45 am: Simply come along on the day to attend the sessions, an RSVP is not required. Sessions are held indoors in case of inclement weather. Each speaker will welcome questions on their presentations and there will be a lunch break of hot and tasty Angus Beef pies available before the final session.

Our spring 2013 sessions for your interest will be:
“Changing Trends in the World Beef Market” – Michael Pointer, Beef Industry Expert
“Impact of Climate Change on a south west beef farm in 2030” – Ruth Corrigan, DPI Hamilton
“Key principles that drive profitability in ruminant production systems” – David Horsnell, Technical and Production Specialist with Animal Logic Group

Michael Pointer, also an Angus breeder, has been involved in the beef industry for many years and has taken on a number of specialist and voluntary roles over those years. He established the Australian Branded Beef Association and was the driving force in the development of the Certified Australian Angus Beef (CAAB) program which has been responsible for establishing Australian branded beef on global and domestic markets. He has sound knowledge of the current industry trends and how they may impact our beef enterprises now and in the future. His will be a presentation not to be missed.

Ruth Corrigan, DPI (Department of Primary Industries) Hamilton, will present results, interesting facts and conclusions from a project titled Climate Change Adaptation for Southern Livestock Industries, (a nationwide project funded jointly by MLA, DAFF, the state departments and universities.) Exploring how climate change will impact on farming can help our businesses and the farming enterprises of our future generations and we thank Ruth for bringing us such a pertinent topic for presentation and discussion.

David Horsnell is a farmer with a background in intensive production. Animal Logic Group of which David is a Technical and Production Specialist designs and delivers leading edge production management solutions to the Beef, Sheep & Dairy industries both in Australia and overseas. They are dedicated to changing the way efficient animal production in Australia and around the world is supported. AGL is entirely focused on developing systems and technologies that help producers maximize the conversion of available feed into high quality meat, milk, and new progeny.

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