TLG is delighted to introduce our August 2021 Sire Directory.
With the majority of our sire line up available in Fresh Sexed Semen and the continued success this product is providing for Australian dairymen I encourage you to contact me and secure your breeding date for the Spring. With the increased demand building and the sexed semen laboratory is moving to operating 24 hours a day for the Spring to meet the growth and demand of Fresh Sexed Semen in Australia.
For a complete update on all the TLG 2021 team, please download the link below of our 2021 catalogue or contact TLG Sales Manager Darren Fletcher on 0447 441 422 or [email protected]
New total Livestock Genetics (TLG) sales manager Darren Fletcher is predicting a big shift to sexed semen and more beef sires in dairy enterprises.
Mr Fletcher says that within the next few years, more than 50 per cent of semen sales are likely to be sexed.
“It could even go further than that if we follow the trends in Scandinavia, especially with the Jersey breed where 70 to 80 per cent of farmers are using sexed semen,” he said.
“It’s already a hot market and going to get hotter.”
Mr Fletcher said farmers were wanting to move away from bobby calves.
“The main driver behind sexed semen is that you can get out of the bobby calf market. You get heifers earlier and can then incorporate dairy beef to add more value to your business.”
While conventional semen will continue to play a role in Australian genetics, Mr Fletcher says more farmers are seeing the benefits of investing in sexed semen.
“The price difference will mean some farmers will always use conventional semen but sexed is definitely a good investment. You’re 90 per cent guaranteed a heifer calf.”
Mr Fletcher added that health traits are also a strong focus for farmers.
“For a long time, the focus was on production but the last five years the A.I industry has been big on fertility, health traits and longevity.”
Mr Fletcher comes to the role with a strong background in dairy farming and breeding and genetics. The former dairy farm owner has most recently worked as breeding advisor account manager for Viking Genetics.
“I was a typical dairy farmer’s kid who left school and went out in the world to work for a few years,” he said.
It took a “city girl” to lure him back to dairy farming.
“I met my wife Nicole who was a city girl but she wanted to try dairy farming,” he said. “At the time we owned a motel in Yarram but she had a friend who was a dairy farmer and they taught her to milk.
“She said let’s sell the motel and go dairy farming and the rest is history.”
They started managing a farm and progressed to share farming before buying their own property at Bena in Gippsland.
As TLG sales manager based at Leongatha, Mr Fletcher will mostly be responsible for semen sales but also genomic testing and assisting clients with their embryo transfer requirements
“I want to make sure we supply a good range of bulls to suit all types of dairy farming,” he said.
Mr Fletcher said breeding was his passion. “Being a dairy farmer, you tend to have a part of the business that interests you; some are grass, some are machinery, some are breeding. I loved the breeding; watching the heifers come through from calves and seeing them raised and joined and then standing in the dairy in front of you.”
Based in the Western Districts of Victoria, Total Livestock Genetics Victoria (TLGV) has a permanent full time vacancy in its bull collection team.
The successful applicant will be required to manage as well as assist with the collection of genetic material from bulls in a quarantine environment across both its semen collection centres at Camperdown and Glenormiston.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:
Overseeing daily collections
Inspection, feeding, handling and collecting bulls so as to optimise health, welfare and production
Under Centre Veterinarian supervision, administration and recording of animal treatments
Upholding quarantine status
Liaising with clients
Maintain stock locations and stock movement records according to protocol health requirements
General farm duties – fencing, general repairs etc.
Assisting with programming and AI of on centre ET donors
Previous farming experience and willingness to work with bulls
A strong attention to detail and accuracy is imperative
Ability to work to deadlines
Ability to manage a diverse range of duties
Ability to manage a team
As part of a team, support and training will be provided. This is a permanent full time position and a salary package commensurate with skills and experience ($60,000 – $75,000) will be paid to the successful applicant.
TLG is delighted to introduce our April 2021 sire directory.
Working within genetic standards for both the Australian and International analysis systems, we believe that the TLG sire team offers the opportunity to incorporate these high-level sires within your herd development programs. Whether it is sexed or conventional, frozen of fresh, the TLG sires, standing here in Australia, offer agility and flexibility to any requirements that your customers have.
For a complete update on all the TLG 2021 team, please download the link below of our 2021 catalogue or contact our Sales Manager Paul Douglas on 0447 441 422.
The release of the TLG 2021 Sire Catalogue presents the opportunity to plan your genetic decisions for the year, and to coordinate your access requirements.
Engaging sexed semen opportunities with bulls standing in Australia, and incorporating advancing developments in fresh semen technologies, supports these presented sires.
Combining a strategy for genetic delivery through these options, with a committed genetic development program, TLG presents these sires in support of the genetic advancement of your herd.
With these presented options in place, and available to all Australian dairy farmers, please take this opportunity to explore the sires presented in this release, in preparation for your 2021 genetic development choices.
TLG is delighted with the completion of the August 2020 proof run with some further consolidation of our current team. Working within genetic standards for both the Australian and International analysis systems, we believe that the TLG sire team offers the opportunity to incorporate these high-level sires within your customer’s herd development programs. Whether it is sexed or conventional, frozen of fresh, the TLG sires, standing here in Australia, offer agility and flexibility to any requirements that your customers have.
TLG is delighted with the completion of the April 2020 proof run with some exceptional candidates available for your consideration. Working within genetic standards for both the Australian and International analysis systems, we believe that the TLG sire team offers the opportunity to incorporate these high level sires within your customer’s herd development programs. Whether it is sexed or conventional, frozen of fresh, the TLG sires, standing here in Australia, offer agility and flexibility to any requirements that you have.
“Let the genetic selection preparations for 2020 begin.”
The December 2019 data run has reaffirmed the genetic strength behind the current TLG team, and presents excellent options in preparation for 2020 genetic selections.
With high performance benchmarks for both Australian and US genetic data levels, combining a strong outcross, polled and A2 strategy, the choices are well balanced and numerous.
With options for conventional and sexed semen, in frozen and fresh form, to optimise the conception rate and success of your herd mating programs, TLG offers an effective and easy to reference option for your 2020 genetic decisions.
Contact TLG today to discuss your 2020 bull selection andgenetic opportunities.
We are observing some excellent developments in the genetic offerings from TLG, and this update presents genetic diversity which supports easy to make sire decisions to assist in the genetic development of your herd.
Take the time to explore our Spring 2019 update to help you make an informed choice about the genetic development opportunities for your herd. Additionally, please inquire about the developments of commercially attractive fresh sexed semen programs, or the different genomic tests that are available through your relationship with TLG.
A broad range of sires, offering highly appraised genetic merit on both the Australian and US genetic analysis systems, is a key attribute of the genetics that we present for consideration.
Our “Can Do” attitude in developing and implementing cost effective options in dairy herd reproductive and genetic development strategies adds an additional perspective to the line-up of bulls that are standing here in Australia, are readily available, and are priced commercially to optimise your genetic purchase decision.
Through the incorporation of fresh sexed semen to optimise synchronisation program fertility, through to offering a flexible range of comprehensive and essential genomic tests through our relationship with the Neogen suite of genomic and A2 products, there is a broad platform of opportunity for herd genetic development available from TLG at attractive commercial prices.
Contact Paul Douglas our Sales Manager at TLG today to discuss your herd genetic development options. Paul can be contacted on 0447 441 422 or via email [email protected]
Total Livestock Genetics, based in Camperdown, Victoria is at the forefront of animal genetics and reproduction technology. It exports high value breeding animals and genetic material to an extensive local and international customer base.
TLG is seeking a full time Stud Livestock Assistant. The successful applicant will be required to assist with the collection of genetic material from bulls in a quarantine environment across both its semen collection centres at Camperdown and Glenormiston. At each location, this position requires a person dedicated to excellence to ensure animal collection, health, welfare and housing is first class.The ideal applicant will need to have high attention to detail with a strong regard for accuracy and be willing to work with bulls.