Central Queensland cattleman Matthew McCamley has been elected the 21st President of the Australian Brahman Breeders’ Association.
The Australian Brahman Breeders Association (ABBA) Council has elected Central Queensland cattleman Matthew McCamley as the 21st President of the association.
Mr McCamley operates Lancefield M Brahman stud, Eulogie, Dululu, and follows in the footsteps of his late father Jeff who was an ABBA Life Member and President from 1987 to 1989.
He has been a member of the ABBA Council since 2008, holding the junior and senior vice president roles as well as being a member of the technical committee.
The incoming President paid tribute to his predecessor, Shane Bishop, who stepped down after completing a three-year term.
“Shane’s leadership, particularly during the planning and implementation of this year’s highly successful World Brahman Congress, has contributed greatly to the standing of the Australian Brahman industry both here and internationally,” Mr McCamley said.
“I’d also like to thank my fellow Councillors for their efforts and look forward to working with them during such an exciting time for the breed.”
This year Brahmans became the first cattle breed in the world to introduce a Single Step method of integrating genomics into its BREEDPLAN multi trait analysis which will contribute to increasing accuracy of selection, particularly for hard to measure traits.
“While Brahmans continue to go from strength the strength because of their inbuilt adaptability and suitability across a range of markets, our close association with the research industry paints an even brighter future for the breed in the years ahead,” Mr McCamley said.
The ABBA Council elections, held in December, elected Wendy Cole, Kenrol Brahman stud, Matcham, Gracemere, as the senior vice president and welcomed Reade Radel, Kandoona Brahman stud, Yebna, Injune, as junior vice president. Long serving treasurer Brett Coombe, Roxborough Brahman Stud, Moura, will continue in that role.
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