2024

Director Elections 2024

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29/05/2024 10:00 AM
A Time for Reflection and New Beginnings The NHIA announces to members the opening of nominations for two Director positions on our esteemed board.  This is an exciting opportunity to shape the future direction of NHIA and contribute to the success of our industry.   The following is a list of the Association’s current Board of Directors:   ·         Anthony Shelly (Chairman) – Genetics...

Membership Renewals 2024/2025

Posted By NHIA,
10/05/2024 17:00 PM
Membership Renewals 2024/2025   CEO Sara Merckel emphasises, “At NHIA, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of inclusiveness for all our members.” Our mission is to provide a platform for networking and collaboration, supporting all areas of your business, with a special focus on training and development for the financial year 2024/2025. NHIA uphold the highest standards of professionalism, ensuring that every interaction meets your needs in the best way we can. Advocacy...

Herd 2025 - Save the Date 12/13 March 2025

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10/05/2024 16:00 PM
A conference for anyone interested in dairy herd improvement, breeding and genetics. Brought you by Dairy Australia, DataGene, Holstein Australia and NHIA. Further details coming.

Ruminant Genetics Trade Advisory Group (RGTAG) Advocating for Australian Genetics on the Global Stage

Posted By NHIA,
10/05/2024 15:24 PM
At the Ruminant Genetics Trade Advisory Group (RGTAG), our mission is clear: to champion the ongoing success of Australian genetics on the world stage. Supported by the services of NHIA, RGTAG plays a crucial role in the following areas:   - Representing the industry in setting import and export protocols - Advising the government on issues related to genetics trade - Serving as a conduit between the industry and the Department of Agriculture - Keeping the industry...

Semen and Embryo Handling Training Kicked off in 2024

Posted By NHIA,
10/05/2024 13:00 PM
In early 2024, NHIA launched its revised Semen and Embryo Handling Training program. The new manual has undergone a complete revision, thanks to the dedicated efforts of Trainer Travis Evans and Ruth Barber from  Genetics Australia Holdings. Their hard work ensures our members will receive the most accurate and effective training.  Trainer Travis Evans shares, "Putting staff through this training lifts skill levels and knowledge across the chain." From his experience,...

BOC Price Freeze for 2024 and Dry Ice Update

Posted By NHIA,
10/05/2024 12:50 PM
In an era marked by rising costs and business challenges, NHIA is pleased to announce that we have successfully negotiated a price freeze with BOC for Liquid Nitrogen and Dry Ice for the year 2024. This significant achievement highlights our commitment to proactively working with our suppliers to secure the best possible prices for our members in a competitive marketplace.   Please note that while this agreement excludes surcharges, these are not expected to change....

Neil Odgers retires from a long-standing career since 1988

Posted By NHIA,
10/05/2024 11:20 AM
Conversation Corner - Conversation with NHIA CEO, Sara Merckel and Neil Odgers from HICO In honouring our industry, we spotlight the individuals whose dedication and unwavering commitment have left an indelible mark. CEO Sara Merckel had the privilege of talking with Neil Odgers, a stalwart of HICO, who now embarks on his well-deserved retirement, culminating a career spanning nearly four decades and leaving a profound legacy in herd improvement.    It was a truly...

Penny Welch and Christian Hickey recognised with NHIA Young Achiever and Outstanding Contribution Awards

Posted By NHIA,
22/01/2024 00:00 AM
Total Livestock Genetics (TLG) Genetics Material Export Officer, Penny Welch, is one of two people recognised by the National Herd Improvement Association of Australia (NHIA) at the Association’s annual industry dinner in Shepparton, Victoria last month.   Penny was nominated by Ruth Barber, Total Livestock Genetics Operations Manager, who recognised her support for young people and herd improvement industry advocacy.   “The passion for the agricultural...