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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...