Organic Hereford Cross Meets Market Demand

KATE STARK – QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE Organic crossbred operators Bill and Louise Dunne and family, Fraser, Laura, Meghan and Lawson, have been producing top quality Hereford-cross beef for local and international markets since 2014. Running more than 1100 breeders at their property ‘Tarcoola’, near Dingo, the Dunne family have produced a consistent commercial product which…

Vale Keith Hawkins

Keith Hawkins, formerly of Springfield Poll Herefords, passed away peacefully on the 21st of July at Finley Regional Care. Keith was the loved husband of Anne, and a loving father to Dallas, Shelley, Amanda, Kim, and families. A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of the late Mr Keith Hawkins will be held at…

Herefords Stand the Test of Time

HAYLEY SKELLY-KENNEDY – QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE Turning off over 1000 head of cattle a month from their Moruya feedlot at Moonie means the Cook family of Kindon, Goondiwindi, know a thing or two about carcase and eating quality. It is this knowledge that has convinced them of their faith in the Hereford breed. Running 3000…

Bowen Bull Sale Results

Date: 19 July, 2018 Offered: 55 Sold: 51 Top Price: $64,000 Average price: $7,588 Name of Top Price Animal: Lot 1 – Bowen Magistrate M241 Sire of Top Priced Animal: Yavenvale Jet Fire J032 Purchaser of Top Priced Animal: David & Olwyn Lyons – Melville Park Poll Hereford Stud. Sale comments: A positive result for the…

Merawah & Tenaru Bull Sale Results

Date: 17/7/18 Offered: 52 Sold: 52 Top Price: $20,000 Average Price: $9,000 Name of Top Price Animal: Lot 6; Merawah Maranoa M075 (P) Sire of Top Price Animal: Merawah Maranoa J5 (AI) (P) Purchaser of Top Price Animal: Ashmore Farm, Winslow VIC Comments: A full house was on hand to witness a very strong sale offering from start to…

Vale John Harlock

We regret to advise members of the passing of John Harlock, former President of the Herefords South Australia Southern Group. John’s funeral will be held on Monday 23rd July 2018. There will be a private family burial at Camperdown cemetery at 10am, followed by a public service at 1:30pm at St Johns Presbyterian Church, 24 Spence…

Herefords Queensland Annual Youth Show

The 2018 Herefords Queensland Annual Youth Show was held at Pittsworth Showgrounds, QLD from the 6th – 8th of July. The show was a great success, with 59 competitors and 71 head of cattle attending the weekend. Saturday was filled with informative talks, including sessions run by Hayley Robinson from MLA, Luke Goldthorpe from Coopers…

Poll Hereford Takes Out Supreme at Alice Springs Show

PAULA THOMPSON – STOCK JOURNAL Poll Herefords returned as the dominant breed at the Alice Springs Show, with the Minlacowie stud, Minlaton, taking out supreme champion. It was the first time Minlacowie Macquarie M107 – a 21-month-old bull – was shown. Macquarie was sired by Ivybank John, the grand champion at the Herefords Australia Show & Sale in…

Wodonga National Youth Expo Wrap Up

Between the 29th of June and the 1st of July, 67 competitors from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New Zealand converged upon the Wodonga Exhibition Centre to participate in the 2018 Herefords Australia National Youth Expo. The annual event aims to give young people with an interest in cattle the opportunity to…