Each year Gyranda have an OPEN DAY welcoming the general public showcasing that year’s sale team. Industry experts are invited to share their knowledge on key breeding and beef production areas on genetics, data, fertility and so much more.
The 2018 Open Day is Thursday AUGUST 16
Gyranda Open Day 2017
A world of opportunity!
Dr. David Swain of CQUniversity Australia and with our own Jodie Chevelier from Purpan University, France – on cutting edge research making a difference locally and around the world.
Paul Williams and Tim Emery will be helping you select the right bull. As well as conversations about Solar irrigation.
Gyranda Open Day 2016
What makes the perfect cow?
Thursday August 11th was a day of recipes for honing fertility and a bag of bones at Gyranda last Thursday as the nation’s leading Beef Geneticist Dr. David Johnston and arguably our most entertaining cow judge Grame Hopf swapped ideas for what makes the perfect cow.
A crowd of over 70 descended on the picturesque sales complex near Theodore from as far away as Bundaberg, Brisbane, Blackall and Goondiwindi. They came to learn why structure is so important in breeding females. Why udder development, hip slope and not getting too fat is critical to ensuring your cows can calve out easily and raise a healthy calf…every year.
Dr. Johnston painted a stark picture of the importance of maintaining data to determine fertility of females. Fertility is the one trait that cannot, he insists, be picked by eye. The most recent trial work reiterates that in Santa Gertrudis the Days to Calving EBV is closely correlated to all fertility traits. It is a valuable tool that has the potential of lifting preg. testing rates by 3-5%. A tool that is available on those bulls you buy now, giving you a clear picture of the future fertility of their daughters. Download David Johnston’s presentation here.