Commercial Herd Chases Feedback to Lift Eating Quality

A focus on eating quality within their commercial whiteface herd has prompted a central NSW family to enter one of the nation’s biggest feedback trials. The Hayes family run a Poll Hereford herd at “Ettlesdale’’, Caloola, on the NSW central tablelands, and are first time entrants in the Beef Spectacular 2018 Feedback Trial at Teys…

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Bunk Trained and Socialised Cattle Tick the Boxes

– Kim Woods Yard weaned, bunk trained, socialised and pre-vaccinated whiteface cattle are a sought after item for a major southern NSW feedlot. Teys Australia Jindalee feedlot, at Stockinbingal, also prefers their whiteface cattle to be medium framed and with a genetic propensity to marble. Jindalee general manager Shane Bullock told Herefords Australia the market…

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Implementation of Single Step Genetic Evaluation

Herefords Australia, in conjunction with AGBU and ABRI have implemented a World First, multi-country Single Step genetic evaluation for the full multi-trait BREEDPLAN analysis, including fertility, growth, and carcass traits. The first EBVs to be calculated using the new Single Step system were released to Herefords Australia members on the 27th of October of this…

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Hereford Steers Set Cracking Pace on Auctions Plus

Cawkers Well station at Wilcannia, NSW sold a line of Hereford weaner steers for $4.30/kg on Auctions Plus on Friday October 13th. The lot of 46 steers averaged 169.9 kgs, with a top weight of 230kgs. This is a great result considering the station has only received 80mm of rain in the last 12 months. Joel Townsing, owner of Cawkers…

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CM Hocking Scholarship – Applications Closing October 31st

Herefords Australia invites applications for the 2017 CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship. Applications will be considered from Australian citizens who are undertaking a course of study that will be applied to the breeding, care and maintenance of Hereford cattle and/or will be of benefit to the Australian Hereford industry. Applications are to be in writing and…

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Royal Melbourne Show Results

There was an extremely strong contingent of Hereford exhibitors at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show, with many high quality animals on display. Brandon Sykes, of Mawarra B Hereford stud, Longford, had an exceptional show with his 14 month old bull; ‘Mawarra B Above and Beyond’. The young bull took out Junior Champion Hereford Bull and…

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Hereford Success on Hoof and Hook at Royal Adelaide Show

This years Royal Adelaide Show Led Steer Championship Awards proved to be a very successful competition for Carolyn Mudge of Maildaburra Poll Hereford Stud and the students of the Karcultaby Area School. The competition was hotly contested, with 199 entries from 14 different breeds presented across a variety of classes. Carolyn’s steer, entry number 114…

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Royal Adelaide Show 2017: Bright future for Hereford female

ALISHA FOGDEN, STOCK JOURNAL – THE grand champion female from the Wilson family’s Kerlson Pines stud at Keith “ticked all the boxes” for judge Jake Phillips in the Hereford judging on Friday, and had a “bright future ahead”. Two-year-old Kerlson Pines Last Day L24 had “good length of body, sound structure, good udder and was…

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VALE Gloria Glasser

The family of Herefords Australia member Gloria Glasser wish to notify the membership Gloria’s passing on Sunday 10 September 2017 at the age of 89 years old. Gloria was married to the late Don Glasser for 61 years. Don and Gloria started the Yagaburne Poll Hereford stud in 1954, which is still operating today 63…

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Advertise in the 2018 Herefords Australia Calendar

The annual Herefords Australia calendar is a fixture in many homes and offices across the country. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your stud or business featured in the 2018 calendar. Each month features a photo (selected through our calendar competition later in the year), and has room for two 11cmx4cm adverts at the bottom.…

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Vale Peter Duffy

We regret to advise the passing of previous Past President of North East Poll Hereford Breeders Group and retired committee member of VPHA, Mr Peter Duffy, formerly of Taradale Poll Hereford Stud, Thoona. Peter’s funeral will be held at 10am on Friday 1 September 2017 at the Catholic Church in Benalla.

15th European Hereford Conference Hungary 2018

Dear Association Leaders and Members, We are happy to inform you that our website for the 15th European Hereford Conference in Hungary (15-20th September 2018.) is now available, with all the necessary informations about the conference.  Please visit  www.hereford2018.com or www.herefordhungary2018.com.  We hope you can join us to the conference! RGS, Dr. István Márton general manager Hungarian Hereford, Angus, Galloway Association H –…

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Northern NSW Breeders Outshine Competition at 2017 Ekka

All broad ribbons for the 2017 Royal Brisbane Show have found their way to Northern NSW at the end of Hereford judging last Friday. Judge Erin Waters, Andtravern Herefords in Lancefield Vic, had her work cut out for her as 71 exhibits were paraded for her careful consideration. Ahead of their annual bull sale next…

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2017 CM Hocking Scholarship

Herefords Australia invites applications for the 2017 CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship. Applications will be considered from Australian citizens who are undertaking a course of study that will be applied to the breeding, care and maintenance of Hereford cattle and/or will be of benefit to the Australian Hereford industry. Applications are to be in writing and…

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GENEPROB – 2nd run Hypotrichosis

Dear Member, A 2nd run of a GENEPROB analysis for Hypotrichosis (HY) has been completed and individual reports are now available in the members download.  In this update 175 animals had probability changes of greater than 25%, so it is worth reviewing the report.  Animals with a probability of greater than 25% should be considered for testing.   It is anticipated…

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Glen Innes hits $22,000

THE LAND –  The 72nd annual Glen Innes Hereford bull sale topped at $22,000 in the Glen Innes Salesyards on July 28. 78 from 106 horned and polled bulls sold to average $6134 and gross $491,000. 46 from 57 horned bulls topped at $22,000 and averaged $7033; 32 from 49 polled bulls topped at $9500 and averaged…

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Position Vacant – Assistant Registrar

Located in Armidale NSW, Herefords Australia represents the interests of, and provides services to, some 1,600 Members nationally.  Member services include breed registrations and inventory, certifying live exports of breeding stock, marketing and communications, breed development and promotional activities, commercial breed development programs, and participation in breed and/or industry R&D projects.  Herefords Australia is seeking…

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Herefords Australia Announces Appointment of General Manager and Manager of Research and Technical Implementation

The Herefords Australia Board recognises that one of the most important challenges that faces the Hereford breed in Australia is the successful implementation and utilization of genetic and genomic technologies.  It also believes that fundamental to the success of the breed is the engagement of commercial Hereford breeders and providing tools and knowledge that can…

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Herefords Australia Board of Directors Election – Results

To all Hereford Australia Members, The results of the 2017 Herefords Australia board election have been sent by the returning officer Sam Notley at 9.15am his morning.  In accordance with the constitution, Bill Kee and Geoff Bichnell have been elected as Horn representatives and Tim Burvill, Tony Haggarty and Trish Worth have been elected as Poll representatives.  This will be confirmed…

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Grathlyn takes grand award at Dubbo Poll Hereford National

by The Land FULFILLING the “pinnacle” of the family’s Poll Hereford history, Grathlyn Landmark L048 took out the junior and grand championships of the 56th Dubbo Poll Hereford National at Dubbo today.Grathlyn co-principal, Max Rayner, Hargraves, said the award was “humbling” as some of the best of the breed were exhibited by all breeders at this event. “This…

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Dubbo Herefords top at $65,000

by The Land BULLS sold to four states with the $65,000 sale-topper heading to Victoria’s Gippsland region at the 56th Dubbo National Poll Hereford Show and Sale today. In an 88 per cent auction clearance 80 bulls sold from 91 to average $9288. Forty junior bulls topped at $20,000 to average $8025 while 40 senior bulls…

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