Breeding EDGE

Meet your herd’s breeding potential

The Breeding EDGE workshop is customised for northern Australian producers. It is designed to assist you develop a breeding program or improve your existing one, using reproductive and genetic knowledge, and technologies to achieve desired production targets.

Attending this workshop will help you to:

  • evaluate and improve your existing breeding herd management program for reproduction and genetic improvement
  • understand the importance of measures of reproductive performance
  • identify strategies and management to improve breeding herd performance
  • develop a management plan that incorporates practical, achievable strategies and a management program to meet your desired objective(s)
  • develop systems for evaluating the success of your strategies.

What you will learn:

  • reproduction and current herd performance
  • female reproduction
  • managing the breeders – systems
  • bull fertility and management
  • reproductive diseases and diseases that impact reproduction
  • breeder herd management plan
  • genetic improvement of your herd (including breeding objectives)
  • traits of economic importance for your herd
  • genetic principles and selection tools
  • selection and selection criteria
  • breeds and breeding systems.

The workshop package consists of a three-day workshop (with a paddock session) and uses an interactive style, building on the participant’s knowledge. Materials provided include workshop notes, a technical manual and reference material. The price also includes all morning teas, afternoon teas and lunches for the duration of the workshop.

Who leads the workshop?

  • Workshop leaders have considerable practical experience in genetics and reproduction
  • Our team understands the practical application of breeding strategies at property level and has ongoing involvement with research and development
  • In addition to their technical expertise, they have high level facilitation and communication skills to deliver an informative and value-packed three day course

Previous attendees have said…

“The workshop gave us a better understanding of EBVs and their use in our breeding program. The workshop gave us more tools and ideas to fine-tune our breeding program to help maximise our returns.”


$1,750 plus GST for one person from a business
$1,450 plus GST for two or more people from a business

For more information please contact your local beef extension officer or visit the FutureBeef event calendar for dates and locations of upcoming workshops.

Watch the Breeding EDGE information video by Meat & Livestock Australia.