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Introducing New TBTS Team

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Tropical Beef technology Services (TBTS) is excited to announce a new line up to its Technical Officer team. From February 6th 2012, Paul Williams and John Bertram will replace the previous full time Technical Officer Philip Mann who has done an exceptional job over the past 3 years.


TBTS is a joint initiative between Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA), the Agricultural Business research institute (ABRI) and 8 tropical cattle breed associations including Brahman, Droughtmaster, Santa Gertrudis, Brangus, Belmonts, Charbray, Senepol and Simbrah. The TBTS project undertakes a range of initiatives to improve the understanding and uptake of genetic improvement technologies in the Tropical cattle beef breeding sector.   

Both Paul and John bring a wealth of practical experience and research knowledge in breeding tropical cattle to the TBTS project.

Paul was previously employed as a Technical Officer for the CSIRO Livestock industries based from Rockhampton. His main responsibilities involve running and assisting in all aspects of research projects focused on beef production in Northern Australia.  This included performing ultrasound scanning on beef cattle for carcase and fertility traits and undertaking artificial breeding programs. Through his role with CSIRO, Paul commenced with Beef CRC I in 1996 on the Northern Crossbreeding Project at ‘Duckponds’. His work continued to CRC II and III where he specialised in ovarian and carcase scanning, studying genetic links between meat quality, adaptation and heifer puberty. In CRC III, he continued scanning the cows over six matings to study lifetime reproductive performance.  

John will need little introduction to most. For over 20 year John has worked in a senior beef extension role with government agricultural departments in the Northern Territory and Queensland. He has had a particular focus on beef cattle fertility, selection and genetics, regularly distilling complex research findings into practical management practices. On the research front, John was heavily involved in the Bullpower project which studied the many facets of bull fertility. He was also involved in related research being undertaken by the Beef CRC into bull traits (e.g. sperm morphology) as an indicator of daughter fertility. John also breeds performance focussed tropical composite cattle on his properties in the Brisbane Valley and in the Goondiwindi region.  

Paul will initially be based in Armidale for intensive training before relocating to the Rockhampton office in Brahman House In July 2012 to take on the full time Technical Officer role.  During Paul’s training period, John Bertram will undertake many of the important TBTS initiatives including on-property consultations relating to performance recording and general extension activity such as workshops and field days. Following Paul’s move to Rockhampton, John will continue to play a part-time role in the project and provide mentoring to Paul.

In addition, Christian Duff will also continue to provide a part time role in the TBTS project primarily through management of ABRIs Beef Breeding Extension Division.

The contact details for Paul, John and Christian are listed below:

Technical Officer Mobile Email
Paul Williams 0427 018 982 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
John Bertram 0429 932 170 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Christian Duff 0418 268 158 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Further detail on the TBTS project can be obtained from the TBTS website – http://tbts.une.edu.au

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