Catriona Millen is a Technical Officer with Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS). Catriona is currently based in Armidale NSW, and has been with SBTS since January 2015.
Catriona completed a Bachelor of Science at Monash University in 2008 and a Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) at the University of Melbourne in 2009. She has previously worked as a genetics demonstrator for the 'Get Into Genes' program at La Trobe University.
Boyd Gudex is a Technical Officer with Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS). He has been with SBTS since May 2017 and is based in Armidale NSW. Previously, Boyd was employed as a BREEDPLAN Technical Consultant and has experience with BREEDPLAN analysis, BreedObject and MateSel.
Boyd was born and raised on a sheep and beef farm in New Zealand. He has extensive livestock genetics experience having worked for a number of seedstock companies. This includes working on the family sheep stud, Landcorp Farming Ltd, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and Deer Improvement, all in New Zealand, and the Sitz Angus Ranch in the USA. At Landcorp, Boyd was responsible for the technical management of the five nucleus herds producing bulls for use across the company’s 100+ commercial farms. He had a similar technical management role at Deer Improvement.
Boyd received his PhD in Animal Breeding from the University of New England in 2011. He has also carried out research at the NSW Department of Primary Industries (BeefSpecs drafting calculator), LIC (Epigenetics and Mate Selection in dairy cattle) and Lincoln University (genetic tests for sheep).