LRF Stockman School – Profit Drivers in Bull Selection

The Annual LRF Stockman School took place once again at Aldam from October 11th to October 13th, 2023. This year’s theme centred around “Profit Drivers in Bull Selection.” Renowned for its commitment to excellence, the Stockman School consistently invites distinguished local and international speakers to address pertinent topics related to leveraging science and technology for successful livestock operations. Among the esteemed international speakers featured in this year’s Stockman School were Mr Paul Williams from ABRI, Dr Steve Miller from the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit of the University of New England, and Ms Lisa Rumsfeld from Vytelle. The sessions covered a range of topics, including Single-Step Genomic Evaluation, selecting bulls for improved carcass traits, and Bull management. The practical sessions held on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons emerged as highlights of the school, offering hands-on experiences that enriched the learning environment.

We extend our congratulations to the LRF for orchestrating another successful Stockman School. The event maintains its significance on the livestock calendar, serving as a crucial platform for enhancing the knowledge base of leading farming operations. The commitment to bringing together experts and fostering discussions on cutting-edge practices underscores the school’s ongoing contribution to the advancement of livestock management. Kudos to the LRF for their dedication to the dissemination of valuable insights and best practices within the farming community.