2022

The on-farm sexual revolution is getting closer to home

Posted By Credit: Landline / Tim Lee,
17/11/2022 07:00 AM
In 1995, an ordinary-looking lamb was born to a conventional Merino ewe. But Larry the lamb was anything but ordinary. Larry made history as the world's first gender-selected sheep. Scientists at the University of Sydney always knew they'd be getting a baby boy. They'd employed a process that sorted ram semen into male and female, and they chose to produce a male. Larry the lamb was the first sex-determined sheep born using sexed semen. (Supplied: University of...

AI Training Cow available to NHIA members

Posted By Adam Sawell,
17/11/2022 06:53 AM
If you’ve ever tried you’ll know how hard it is to get hold of AI cow simulators for in-house training sessions. Thanks to NHIA and NuGenes Herd Improvement, from January all you’ll need to do is pick up the phone to NHIA to hire the latest Bovine Theriogenology simulator from Veterinary Industry Simulators. NHIA CEO Sara Merckel says: “We’ve jointly funded this initiative with NuGenes. A key part of our mission is to ensure that existing AI technicians remain current and that new entrants to...

Could a national livestock gene bank future-proof endangered farm animals?

Posted By Credit : Landline / Tim Lee,
06/09/2022 20:00 PM
NHIA member Genetics Australia featured in this ABC Landline story and TV clip (accessed via link below) on the need for an Australian National Gene Bank (all picture credits Tim Lee / ABC Landline). What do you think? In 2001, foot-and-mouth disease broke out among livestock in the United Kingdom. More than 6 million sheep and cattle were slaughtered and their carcasses incinerated on farms before the disease was brought under control. In the wake of the crisis, estimated to have cost...

Involved in Herd Improvement & AI – Your industry needs you!

Posted By Adam Sawell,
06/09/2022 17:30 PM
Calling all Herd Improvement businesses that carry our artificial inseminations. NHIA needs 5 minutes of your time to complete the second National Herd Improvement Data Collection Survey. Why? Because it is all about harnessing our collective knowledge and expertise to build a stronger herd improvement sector. Take me there I’ll do the Data Collection Survey now! It’s important! Did you know that our first National Herd Improvement Data Collection Survey led to over $1 million in funding that...

Future proofing the Herd Improvement Industry

Posted By Adam Sawell,
06/09/2022 12:00 PM
Round 4 of National Herd Improvement of Australia's Herd Improvement Industry Funding Program is now open! To find out more and apply see the Herd Improvement Industry Funding Program section on the website. Applications close 31st January 2023. What is the Herd Improvement Industry Funding Program? A key part of NHIA’s efforts to build resilience and capacity in the herd improvement and AI industry is our Herd Improvement Industry Funding Program, introduced during the last financial year. The...

NHIA Annual General Meeting Report

Posted By Adam Sawell,
06/09/2022 10:00 AM
The National Herd Improvement Association of Australia Inc. (NHIA) held its 2022 Annual General Meeting in Camperdown, Victoria on Wednesday 3rd August with, for the first time since 2019,  members and industry partners attending in person. Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the day-to-day operations of members and the Association over the most recent NHIA financial year (April 2021 – March 2022), Chairman Graeme Gillan reported an increase in funding of industry projects, progress on plans...

Dylan Jewell wins Young Achiever Award

Posted By Adam Sawell,
06/09/2022 09:00 AM
National Herd Development Southwest sales representative and breeding advisor Dylan Jewell from Hawkesdale, Victoria has been recognised by the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA), winning its young achiever award. 30-year-old Dylan was presented with his award following the NHIA annual general meeting held in Camperdown, Victoria. “I think it’s really important that the herd improvement industry invests in young people and focuses on encouraging and bringing the next...

Queensland, QLD

Posted By NHIA,
17/01/2022 11:00 AM
To Enter QLD Entering Queensland from another state or territory (interstate travel) From 1am AEST Saturday 15 January 2022, domestic border restrictions for people entering from interstate are no longer in place. You can enter Queensland from elsewhere in Australia without restrictions. Restrictions may apply if you have been overseas in the last 14 days and you did not enter in a quarantine free flight from a safe travel country.         We have...

Victoria, VIC

Posted By NHIA,
04/01/2022 13:00 PM
      To Enter Victoria Domestic visitors to Victoria no longer need to get a travel permit to enter the state, regardless of their vaccination status, unless they have been overseas in the past 14 days. You are not required to quarantine or hold a permit to enter Victoria from another Australian state or territory to visit, work, transit, or if you are a cross-border resident. You do not require a permit if you have completed hotel quarantine interstate and wish to enter...

South Australia, SA

Posted By NHIA,
04/01/2022 12:00 PM
Updates for Essential Travellers to Enter South Australia     From 12:01 am 1 January 2022, travellers entering South Australia are no longer required to complete an EntryCheck SA application.   QR code check-in COVID Safe Check-In is South Australia's QR code check-in system. All travellers should download the mySA GOV app from Google Play or the App Store before travelling to South Australia. You are required to use the...