Van Diemen Genetics are the provider of quality international genetics to the dairy & beef industry in Australia
Based in the North West region of Tasmania, the Van Dieman Genetics team offer a range of products & services related to herd improvement.
Van Diemen Genetics are a family business and have staff who have been dairy farmers for decades and have extensive knowledge and experience working with and advising dairy and beef farmers in their herd improvement.
We source cattle semen from semen companies around the world including Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and more, working with CRV, Samen, Dovea and IPS.
Breeding catalogues are available from all companies and they also offer a free tank and semen storage facility for our semen customers, and sales and delivery of liquid nitrogen for tanks on-farm.
Van Diemen Genetics have a team of highly experienced and reliable technicians to help local farmers mate their herd, and can also provide all the gear to DIY farmers. We also sell tail paint and other heat detection aids at competitive prices.
ABOUT THE INDUSTRY
In total, Australian beef cattle farmers produce 2.1 million tonnes of beef and veal each year. The Australian beef industry (including live cattle) contributes 17 percent to total Australian farm exports.
The gross value of Australian cattle and calf production in 2009-10 was $7.27 billion.
The Australian dairy industry is Australia’s third largest rural industry, ranking behind wheat and beef, and has a gross value of $4 billion.
Many millions of cows throughout the world are now bred by Artificial Insemination (AI) each year and the number is increasing.
In Australia approximately 1.5 million cows are inseminated annually.