Highlights from Summer 2023-24

International Dairy Week 2024

Attended by: Genomics Territory Managers, Marcia Devenny (SA/WA), Chris Hoffmann (VIC/TAS) and Animal Safety Sales Manager, Jessica McCabe

Held each year at Tatura, in the heart of dairy country in the Goulburn Valley region of Victoria, International Dairy Week (IDW) celebrated its 35th year in January, and the team from Neogen was right in amongst it.

IDW stands out as the pinnacle of Australia’s dairy show circuit, boasting a comprehensive representation of all dairy breeds and an esteemed panel of local and international judges.

Neogen proudly sponsored four genomic merit classes this year, that underscore the company’s commitment to advancing dairy genetics and providing genomic solutions for breeders.

Our bustling trade stand was staffed by two of our Territory Managers, Marcia Devenny (SA/WA) and Chris Hoffmann (Vic/Tas) as well as our Animal Safety Sales Manager, Jessica McCabe.

Throughout the week, it served as a hub for existing clients and other attendees interested in learning more about the various ways Neogen supports not just dairy, but primary producers more broadly.

Our team really values these opportunities to foster meaningful connections and engage in insightful discussions about genomic solutions, biosecurity, and animal health.

For Marcia, it was her first time attending this particular event, and she was especially impressed to meet some visitors from Europe and America, who told her they were regulars at IDW because of the great work being done in Australian dairy.

The team from Neogen is already looking forward to once again being involved in 2025.

Angus Youth National Roundup

Attended by: Genomics Territory Manager, Hannah Powe (NSW)

Neogen attended the 2024 NH Foods Angus Youth National Roundup at Tamworth from January 10-13 as a sponsor of the event which hosted around 166 competitors from across the country.

A leading beef industry event aimed at developing the next generation, participants were exposed to and gained knowledge in regard to using EBVs in selection and keep/cull classes, assessing cattle to suit markets and breeding objectives, freeze branding, and all things meat from the feedlot to the processor to the plate. They also took part in several competitions showing their skills.

NSW genomics territory manager Hannah Powe represented Neogen, taking the opportunity to meet with and answer questions from existing Angus clients and industry representatives as well as enthusiastic participants keen to further their knowledge within the genomic space.

“Interestingly, there were a lot of questions about how DNA technologies will be used the commercial space moving forward,” she said.

Thank you to Angus Australia and Angus Youth for allowing Neogen to sponsor an event that has and will continue to make an impact on so many beef industry producers into the future.