Are you Export Ready?


Export Capability Workshop – Albury NSW

Get ready to export your Angus genetics for the 2025 Neogen World Angus Forum with this NSW Export Capability Buildingworkshop aimed at Angus Breeders seeking to initiate export activities, or export-ready breeders looking to consolidate their knowledge and maximise long-term export gains. 

This Introduction to exporting workshop is aimed to increase your business’ export-readiness. The workshop will also include a number of informative discussions on topical issues for exporters, including export fundamentals and reviewing your business capacity and capability. 

The workshop is brought to you byAngus Australia and Investment NSW. 

Date: 22nd May 2024 Time: 0930 – 1230 with light refreshments and networking Location:  Autura Albury 


William Robison

Based in Wagga Wagga NSW, William Robison is a regional senior trade advisor with Investment NSW and Austrade TradeStart, serving clients in the Riverina and Murray SNSW regions. He specialises in the Agrifood sector, client, stakeholder, and industry engagement, with international experience and a focus on global commodity markets and supply chains. William is a dual Australian and US citizen and grew up on a family farm (in Northern California) with Black Angus and Hereford cattle. 

Chris Dennis

Chris Dennis is the Investment NSW Senior Export Adviser and TradeStart Adviser base in Orange NSW. Chris grew up in Tasmania on a family farm which included a commercial angus herd and worked in the Stud Stock industry across Victoria, NSW and Queensland. Chris supports export businesses across all sectors with specialisation in the Agri, Food & Wine sectors in the Central West, Orana, Nth West and New England regions of NSW. 

Debbie Mills

Debbie Mills has been with Holbrook Breeders Australia since 1993. She was initially involved with the embryo transfer work before starting in the semen collection service. Debbie now specialises in import and export, additionally, overseeing the running of HBA. Debbie has extensive knowledge of the Australian cattle industry and cattle reproduction. In her spare time, Debbie helps run the family’s cattle and famous Berragoon Australian Stock Horse stud on their property east of Holbrook. 

Caitlin Warner

Caitlin Warner is the Managing Director at Australian Premier Genetics, Coonabarabran NSW. Caitlin provides clients with a quality, professional and friendly service to meet all their artificial breeding and exports requirements. Specialising in the collection and export of bovine semen and embryos to most countries around the world, as well as offering services in live export by air, domestic semen & embryo collections, sale bull semen testing and morphology assessment. 

Export Capability Workshop 

9am: Registration Opens – Networking, coffee and tea   


  • Event opens and Acknowledgement of Country – INSW Senior Export Adviser, Will Robison 
  • Update on the 2025 World Angus Forum – Opportunities that may arise as a result and why breeders might be export focused? Genetic scoring across multinational herds and implications/opportunities – Angus Australia CEO Scott Wright 
  • Export Fundamentals & Support, including: Why Export?, Developing a plan, Developing your USP, Where to get assistance and a Q&Q, Investment NSW   

10.20am: Morning tea  

10.40am: Collection of Export Certified Genetic Material – Protocols and procedures that first time exporters should know, collections for particular markets, and who does what –  Caitlin Warner (Australian Premium Genetics) & Debbie Mills (Holbrook Breeders)  

11.40am: Group Discussion   
12.30pm: Lunch   

1.30pm: Building Blocks to Breeding: Goal Setting, Breeding Objectives, Where do you want to be?, Where is your future?, Angus Australia Extension Manager, Jake Phillips (Extension Manager)   

2.15pm: Zoetis Presentation   

2.45pm: Genomics: The What, How, Why, When?, Angus Australia Extension Manager, Jake Phillips (Extension Manager)   
4.00pm: Afternoon tea   
4.30pm:Angus Australia Annual General Meeting  
5pm: Drinks & Networking