FARMERS will get a look at the latest information about genetics and breeding this Thursday.

Leading industry consultant and vet Dr Richard Shephard will be joined by PhD candidate Beth Scott, in an online forum organised by the Herd Improvement Co-operative Australia (Hico) on Thursday, September 30.

“Genetics and breeding are becoming increasingly important to how the dairy sector, but also the beef industry, competes,” general manager of Hico Australia, Graham Smith said.

“What we’re aiming to do with this webinar, and other ways we engage with farmers, is to bring the best, most informed and up to date knowledge available, right to their kitchen table, home office or even the lounge room where they can listen in, ask questions and make informed decisions moving forward.”

The webinar, ‘New Ways of Thinking – Making the Best Breeding decisions for Your Business’, will allow the guest speakers to focus on some key questions for farmers when it comes to breeding decisions.

For Richard Shephard, the discussion will be around how to identify the most important traits for your herd and how to use this to your advantage.

Beth Scott will be examining some fundamental questions which drive productivity and profit on the farm.

Registration for the session on Thursday, September 30, at 7.30pm is at tinyurl.com/HicoNight5.