Relaxing at the conclusion of the recent Beef and Lamb New
Zealand's Better Beef Breeding workshop at Waikaka Station,
Greenvale, are station owners Laurie (left) and Ross
Paterson. Photo by Yvonne O'Hara
More than 30 people attended Beef and Lamb New Zealand's
Better Beef Breeding workshop at Waikaka Station, Greenvale,
The workshop was hosted by Laurie Paterson and his son Ross,
Those attending heard Christian Duff and Gemma Wilkinson,
from Southern Beef Technology Services, Australia, discuss
best practice for bull selection, breeding values and
simplifying selection with indexes.
Following the discussion, people were put into a mock auction
and given pretend budgets so they would apply what they had
learned to some of the station's Herefords.
Each decision affected genetic gain and potential money made