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Sexed dairy and beef semen drive strong domestic market

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 14:11 PM
A strong domestic market in 2021 saw a 61% increase in sexed semen sales, up from 321,777 to 518,644 doses year-on-year and a 77% rise in beef semen sales, from 243,435 to 429,675 doses. Set against this was a marked reversal in the export market, with a 37% decline in dairy semen exports and 40% decline in beef exports. NHIA director and World Wide Sires Australia General Manager, Geoff Wood, says the increasing take up of sexed semen is changing the face of the domestic market. “Sexed semen...

Gardiner Foundation backs NHIA Award

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 14:11 PM
NHIA is excited to announce that the Gardiner Foundation is supporting the 2023 NHIA Young Achiever Award with a fully sponsored place for the winner on the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program. Rural Leadership Program Over the course of a week NHIA’s Young Achiever Award recipient will have the opportunity to develop leadership, communication and planning skills. Through personal involvement and group participation, they will gain an understanding of their strengths and development needs,...

NHIA at IDW 2023

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 14:11 PM
January is shaping up to be a busy month with NHIA’s ‘Super Tuesday’ making its International Dairy Week comeback on Tuesday 17th January for the first time since 2020. ‘Super Tuesday’ kicks off with the NHIA Members Forum and lunch at Tatura Tennis Club and concludes with the popular National Herd Improvement Association of Australia International Dairy Week dinner in Shepparton. Traditionally one of the few occasions during the year where NHIA members and herd improvement industry...

NHIA Funding Update: The High Performance Herd Project

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 14:00 PM
As part of the NHIA Australian Herd Improvement Industry Projects Funding Program, TasHerd received a funding contribution for its ambitious financial two-season focus farm initiative, The High Performance Herd Project. The project is exploring the benefits of herd recording with an emphasis on financial and environmental sustainability through cow carbon efficiency, milk pathogen management, and data driven breeding decisions. Key to the project is the sharing of knowledge gained and detailed...

Looking for AI Technicians?

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 12:01 PM
With the busy autumn season not that far away NHIA member LIC might be able to help you track down AI techs for the new year. With international travel well and truly back on the agenda LIC New Zealand knows of many AI techs keen to spread their wings and spend time working in Australia and other markets. If you think you may be in need if AI technicians during autumn and winter why not get ahead of the game and contact LIC’s Mike Rose who can pass on your details to interested technicians.

Celebrate 40 years of ABVs at Herd’23

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 11:00 AM
You are invited to join Ginfo participants along with Herd’23 partners NHIA, DataGene, Dairy Australia and Holstein Australia at a gala dinner on Tuesday 14th March 2023 in Bendigo, Victoria to celebrate 40 years of Australian Breeding Values. Over the last 40 years ABVs have contributed so much to the Australian dairy industry. In the past decade alone about one-third of productivity improvements achieved by Australian dairy farmers can be credited to better genetics. Join us to celebrate this...

Meet Stan Alves OAM

Posted By Adam Sawell,
21/12/2022 09:00 AM
At the International Dairy Week 2023 National Herd Improvement Association dinner AFL icon Stan Alves will be our guest speaker, sharing insights from his long sporting, coaching and business career with NHIA members and guests. AFL and sports fans will know Stan's name, Saints (St Kilda Football Club) fans will know Stan very well. Here's a brief recap of Stan's impressive career to date. AFL coach, elite athlete, media personality entrepreneur and successful businessman, Stan Alves is one of...

Don't miss Herd '23

Posted By Adam Sawell,
17/11/2022 08:00 AM
Dairy herd improvement enthusiasts will be eager to set aside 15-16 March 2023 in their diaries to attend Herd ’23, the popular conference for the dairy herd improvement industry. Held every two years in Bendigo, Victoria, the Herd conference has a reputation for addressing exciting topics through speakers who are leaders in their field, including scientists, farmers and service providers. Single day, two day and event dinner Herd ’23 registration with early bird discount is now open. NHIA...

NHIA Member Forums announced

Posted By Adam Sawell,
17/11/2022 07:40 AM
Take part in our Gippsland and IDW member forums and dinner A key part of NHIA’s strategic vision is visiting regions to engage with members, gather information, provide support and build and grow the relationships that keeps herd improvement delivering for producers day in, day out. Gippsland Member Forum Wednesday 14th December Our final member forum for the year takes place in Leongatha, South Gippsland, Victoria on 14th December. The idea behind the member forum program is for NHIA to...

NHIA Funding Program in action

Posted By Adam Sawell,
17/11/2022 07:00 AM
Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) recently supported an AI introduction training session for Hico Australia in Maffra, Victoria, run by Hilary Lunn and featuring ‘Henrietta’, LIC’s AI training simulator. As part of the NHIA Australian Herd Improvement Industry Projects Funding Program, LIC received co-funding to increase the ability and knowledge of existing professional and DIY AI technicians through increasing the frequency of and access to AI refresher training. Applications for Round 4...