A leading New Zealand-based geneticist says Angus stud breeders need to widen their selection focus to include maternal traits.
Angus Australia's CEO, Dr Peter Parnell, says the Angus breed has hit the top of the beef cattle industry but now has to stay there.
Angus Australia and the CSIRO have combined to develop a breeding index value to select animals with superior immune systems.
A national Angus conference in Albury has been told the runaway success of Angus beef may be its single biggest risk.
As winter closes in, lamb prices continue to intensify as does the prevalence of old season lambs entering the market.
Two key national red meat bodies say the re-elected Morrison Government needs to act quickly on its promises to help the key sector to boost jobs and export earnings.
The second update of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework will reveal major progress on key sustainability issues.