Upcoming Webinars

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2016 Webinar Program

Title Date Time
Choosing Bulls to Suit Your Program
Do you know how to sort and search sale catalogues using Internet Solutions? Can you quickly identify which sale animals meet your breeding objectives? If not, this webinar is for you. This webinar will demonstrate how to search sale catalogues to identify bulls that suit a particular breeding objective (e.g. heifer bulls). Once you have searched the catalogue and identified the bull(s) that suit your breeding objectives, all that is left to do is print out the list of suitable bulls, do a visual inspection for structure on sale day, and make a winning bid! Seedstock and commercial producers are encouraged to attend.
12/09/2016 8pm AEST
Getting It Right: Management Groups & Contemporary Groups
What is a management group? What is a contemporary group? Do you know how to manage your herd to maximise contemporary group size and effectiveness? When and why should you separate animals into different management groups? Why are single animal contemporary groups and single sire contemporary groups undesirable? This webinar will discuss the answers to these questions and more. Following this webinar, breeders should be able to make informed management decisions on farm to get the most from BREEDPLAN.
26/09/2016 8pm AEST
Making BREEDPLAN Work For You: Performance Recording Problems to Avoid
Do you feel that your BREEDPLAN EBVs don’t reflect what you are seeing on farm? Could you inadvertently be biasing your EBVs? The quality of data coming into BREEDPLAN is important – “rubbish in” equals “rubbish out”. This webinar will outline common performance recording problems which many beef producers encounter, and explain how to avoid them. Providing quality data to BREEDPLAN will benefit you and your clients, so make sure you are doing it right.
10/10/2016 8pm AEST
Fertility Matters: Recording Fertility Information with BREEDPLAN
Reproductive performance is a key determinant of profitability in a beef cattle enterprise. Consequently, selection for improved reproductive performance should be an important consideration for all beef cattle producers. This webinar will outline how you can record both female and male fertility information with BREEDPLAN, and how fertility EBVs can be utilised to improve fertility in your herd.
24/10/2016 8pm AEST
Collecting Abattoir Carcase Information for BREEDPLAN
What are the benefits of collecting abattoir carcase data for use in the BREEDPLAN analysis? What carcase data can be submitted to BREEDPLAN? What are the requirements for collecting abattoir carcase information for use in BREEDPLAN? What are the pitfalls to avoid? This webinar will outline how beef producers can go about collecting and submitting abattoir carcase data to BREEDPLAN.
31/10/2016 8pm AEST
Where to With Genomics?
How does genomics work? Will all animals benefit equally from having a genomic test? Will performance recording still be necessary in the genomics era? This webinar will outline how genomics works, what the current state of play is for genomics in the Australian beef industry, and look at where we are going with genomics into the future. In addition, the webinar will discuss the role of performance recording in the genomics era and how breeders can best utilise genomics in their herds.
14/11/2016 8pm AEST


Past Webinars

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Title Date Duration
BREEDPLAN Basics - What You Need to Know
This webinar was presented by Paul Williams (TBTS) and Gemma Wilkinson (SBTS) as a one off webinar covering the BREEDPLAN Basics for herds which are thinking of joining BREEDPLAN or have just signed up. It gives a brief overview of BREEDPLAN and the performance recording process. Topics covered include what is BREEDPLAN, how to interpret EBVs, contemporary groups and genetic linkage, how to performance record with BREEDPLAN, and costs and considerations.
26/09/2013 43 mins

"BREEDPLAN Basics" Webinar Course

Title Date Duration
Getting Started with BREEDPLAN
This is the first webinar in the BREEDPLAN BASICS Webinar Series. This webinar gives a brief overview of BREEDPLAN and the performance recording process. Topics covered include what is BREEDPLAN, what is an EBV, how to submit performance data to BREEDPLAN and the costs involved in joining BREEDPLAN. This webinar was presented by Catriona Millen (SBTS) and facilitated by Alex McDonald (SBTS). This webinar is recommended for beef producers considering joining BREEDPLAN and beef producers who have recently joined BREEDPLAN.
03/08/2015 1 hr 3 mins
BREEDPLAN Traits - Weight and Carcase Traits
This is the second webinar in the BREEDPLAN BASICS Webinar Series. This webinar gives an overview of the weight and carcase traits recorded by BREEDPLAN. An overview of each trait and how to record the traits is presented. This webinar was presented by Catriona Millen (SBTS) and facilitated by Paul Williams (TBTS). This webinar is recommended for beef producers considering joining BREEDPLAN, beef producers who have recently joined BREEDPLAN and beef producers who wish to get the most from their BREEDPLAN membership.
10/08/2015 51 mins
BREEDPLAN Traits - Fertility, Calving Ease and Other Traits
This is the third webinar in the BREEDPLAN BASICS Webinar Series. This webinar gives an overview of the fertility, calving ease and other traits recorded by BREEDPLAN. An overview of each trait and how to record the trait will be presented. This webinar was presented by Paul Williams (TBTS) and facilitated by Catriona Millen (SBTS). This webinar is recommended for beef producers considering joining BREEDPLAN, beef producers who have recently joined BREEDPLAN and beef producers who wish to get the most from their BREEDPLAN membership.
17/08/2015 45 mins
Estimated Breeding Values in Detail
This is the fourth webinar in the BREEDPLAN BASICS Webinar Series. This webinar focuses on Estimated Breeding Values (EBVs) and how to use them. Topics covered include understanding EBVs, understanding contemporary groups, understanding accuracy, and how do EBVs work across different environments. This webinar was presented by Catriona Millen (SBTS) and facilitated by Paul Williams (TBTS). This webinar is recommended for beef producers considering joining BREEDPLAN, beef producers who have recently joined BREEDPLAN and beef producers who wish to get the most from their BREEDPLAN membership.
24/08/2015 50 mins
Understanding Selection Indexes
This is the fifth webinar in the BREEDPLAN BASICS Webinar Series. This webinar focuses on Selection Indicies and how to use them. Topics covered include understanding Selection Indexes and how to use Selection Indexes when making breeding decisions or when purchasing animals. This webinar was presented by Alex McDonald (SBTS) and facilitated by Catriona Millen (SBTS). This webinar is recommended for beef producers considering joining BREEDPLAN, beef producers who have recently joined BREEDPLAN and beef producers who wish to get the most from their BREEDPLAN membership.
31/08/2015 42 mins

"Ahead of the Curve" Webinar Course

Title Date Duration
Perfect Match - Using MateSel to Identify the Best Sires for Your Cows
This webinar was presented by Christian Duff adn Gemma Wilkinson (SBTS) and was the first session in the webinar course "Ahead of the Curve". It provides an overview of the BREEDPLAN Mating Allocation tool MateSel and how it can be used to increase herd genetic progress or scope out sires.
08/07/2013 41 mins
Online Power - Getting the Most from Internet Solutions and the INSolutions Mobile App
Get up to date with the latest enhancements to the Internet Solutions search facility and the new INSolutions smart phone app. Learning how to use this powerful search tool efficiently could save you hours. Also includes how to interpret the newly released EBV standard error graphs.
15/07/2013 50 mins
Performance Recording - Understanding Your Completeness of Performance Report
Learn how to use your Completeness of Performance report to improve the performance recording in your herd for more accurate EBVs.
22/07/2013 51 mins
Genomics - The Current State of Play for Seedstock Herds
An update on the opportunities currently offered to seedstock producers by DNA based technology, including an update on how genomics is currently being used in the BREEDPLAN analysis. Also an insight into what the future will hold in the genomics space.
29/07/2013 71 mins

"The Cutting Edge" Webinar Course

Title Date Duration
Genetics for Reproduction - The Female Influence
This webinar was presented by David Johnston (AGBU) and Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the first session in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It provided an overview of the latest results from a large breeding project in Northern Australia examining the genetics for whole of life female reproduction and the opportunities this provides to improve weaning rates.
13/08/2012 1 Hr 4 min
Genetics for Reproduction - The Male Influence
This webinar was presented by David Johnston (AGBU) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the second session in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It provided an overview of the latest research outcomes from Northern Australia investigating the impact of the bull’s genetics on herd reproductive performance and the opportunities this provides to improve weaning rates.
20/08/2012 1 Hr 1 min
Relationship between Body Composition and Calving Rate
This webinar was presented by Wayne Pitchford (University of Adelaide) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the third webinar in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It outlined the latest results from a breeding project in Southern Australia examining genetics for cow body composition and the associated effects on calving rate under different stocking rates.
27/08/2012 1 Hr 18 min
Effect of Genetic Differences in Fat & Net Feed Intake on Efficiency of Weaner Production
This webinar was presented by Wayne Pitchford (University of Adelaide) and Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the fourth webinar in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It presented the latest research outcomes investigating the combination of selection for fat or net feed intake and nutrition on the efficiency of weaner production in Southern Australia.
03/09/2012 1 Hr 6 min
The Beef CRC DNA Test for Growth, Feed Efficiency, Carcase & Reproductive Performance
This webinar was presented by Mike Goddard (University of Melbourne) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the fifth webinar in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It presented an overview of the Beef CRC genomic (DNA based) predictions for economically important traits for beef production, including how it will be made available to industry.
10/09/2012 58 min
The Australian DNA Test for the Polled Gene
This webinar was presented by John Henshall (CSIRO Animal, Food & Health Sciences) and Christian Duff (SBTS) and was the sixth and final webinar in the webinar course "The Cutting Edge". It presented an overview of the recently released DNA test for the polled gene that provides producers with a tool to better identify breeding animals which will consistently produce polled progeny. Includes an update on the latest improvements that have been made to the test.
17/09/2012 56 min

"Know Your Genes" Webinar Course

Title Date Duration
DNA Technology - Understanding the Basics
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Mike Goddard (Beef CRC) and was the first session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It provided an introduction to DNA for the seedstock producer, and discussed topics such as what is DNA?, what is a gene?, what is a gene marker?, what is a SNP? and what applications are currently available for DNA technology within a seedstock enterprise?
20/06/2011 1 Hr 1 min
Utilising DNA Technology for Parentage Verification
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Emily Piper (University of Queensland) and was the second session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as why is pedigree important? how accurate are current pedigrees and what DNA based parentage verification tools are available?
27/06/2011 1 Hr 4 min
Managing Genetic Conditions with DNA
This webinar was presented by Carel Teseling (Angus Australia) and Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the third session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what are genetic conditions?, what DNA based tools are available relating to genetic conditions? and how can genetic conditions be best managed within a seedstock breeding program?
04/07/2011 54 mins
Utilising DNA to Change Type Traits
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and John Henshall (CSIRO) and was the fourth session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what are type traits? and what DNA based tools are available to change coat colour and polledness?
11/07/2011 1 Hr 11 mins
Improving Production Traits with DNA
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Ben Hayes (Beef CRC) and was the fifth session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what DNA tests are available in Australia for economically important production traits?, how do they work? and how useful are they?
18/07/2011 1 Hr 14 mins
Assessing the Cost Benefit of DNA Technology
This webinar was presented by Christian Duff (SBTS), Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and Mike Goddard (Beef CRC) and was the sixth and final session in the webinar course "Know Your Genes". It discussed topics such as what benefits does DNA technology offer seedstock producers? and how can seedstock producers assess the cost benefit of using DNA technology within their operation?
25/07/2011 1 Hr 10 mins

"BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa" Webinar Course

Title Date Duration
Performance Recording with BREEDPLAN
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the first session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed topics such as Why record with BREEDPLAN?, How do you start recording with BREEDPLAN?, How much does it cost and what are your requirements once you join?
21/06/2010 50 mins
Understanding and Recording Information for the Birth Traits
This webinar was presented by Alex McDonald (SBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the second session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed the Birth Weight, Calving Ease and Gestation Length EBVs. What do the EBVs mean? What information needs to be recorded for these EBVs and how do you record it?
28/06/2010 46 mins
Understanding and Recording Information for the Weight Traits
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the third session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed the 200 Day Growth, 400 Day Weight, 600 Day Weight, Mature Cow Weight and Milk EBVs. What do the EBVs mean? What information needs to be recorded for these EBVs and how do you record it?
05/07/2010 49 mins
Understanding and Recording Information for the Carcase Traits
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the fourth session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed the Eye Muscle Area (EMA), Rib Fat, Rump Fat, Intramuscular Fat (IMF), Retail Beef Yield (RBY) and Carcase Weight EBVs. What do the EBVs mean? What information needs to be recorded for these EBVs and how do you record it?
12/07/2010 43 mins
Understanding and Recording Information for the Fertility Traits and Docility
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the fifth session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed the Scrotal Size, Days to Calving and Docility EBVs. What do the EBVs mean? What information needs to be recorded for these EBVs and how do you record it?
19/07/2010 50 mins
Understanding the Newer EBVs and Incorporation of DNA Information into BREEDPLAN
This webinar was presented by Philip Mann (TBTS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and was the sixth and final session in the webinar course "BREEDPLAN - From Go to Whoa". It discussed the Flight Time, Shear Force, Structural Soundness and Net Feed Intake EBVs. What do the EBVs mean? What information needs to be recorded for these EBVs and how do you record it? An outline of how DNA information would be included into the BREEDPLAN analysis was also presented.
26/07/2010 53 mins

Miscellaneous Webinars

Title Date Duration
Small Herds : Obtaining Effective Results from BREEDPLAN
This webinar was presented by Christian Duff (SBTS) & Alex McDonald (ALBS) and provided an overview of the considerations that small herds need to make in order to obtain effective results from BREEDPLAN.
26/09/2011 55 mins
New Australian DNA Test for the Polled Gene
This webinar was presented by John Henshall (CSIRO), Emily Piper (University of Queensland) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and provided an overview of the new DNA test for the polled gene that has been released by the Beef CRC for field testing.
23/08/2010 44 mins
Using the Enhanced Hereford Mating Predictor
This webinar was presented by Geoff Taylor (HAL) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and demonstrated how Hereford & Poll Hereford members can use the enhanced mating predictor tool that is available via the Herefords Australia website when planning their upcoming joinings
15/09/2009 43 mins
Using the Enhanced Murray Grey Mating Predictor
This webinar was presented by Diana McLeish (MGBCS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and demonstrated how Murray Grey members can use the enhanced mating predictor tool that is available via the Murray Grey Society website when planning their upcoming joinings
22/06/2009 37 mins
Using the Enhanced Limousin Mating Predictor
This webinar was presented by Alex McDonald (ALBS) & Andrew Byrne (SBTS) and demonstrated how Limousin members can use the enhanced mating predictor tool that is available via the Limousin Society website when planning their upcoming joinings
9/06/2009 30 mins

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