Future Breed Leaders Represent Herefords at ARCBA Workshop

Herefords Australia was represented by Chloe Stewart, Tim Reid, Sarah Day, Catherine Coghill and Bart Bowen at the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association (ARCBA) Young Breed Leaders Workshop in Armidale in October. The workshop was held over three days and included presentations from numerous industry experts and group work exercises designed to build team work…

New Herefords Australia Selection Indexes Better Represent Modern Production Systems

In conjunction with the October 2019 Hereford BREEDPLAN analysis, Herefords Australia will release four new selection indexes. The four new indexes are: The Southern Self-Replacing Index (SSR), the Northern Self-Replacing Index (NSR), the Southern Baldy Maternal Index (SBM), and the Northern Baldy Terminal Index (NBT). The new indexes aim to better reflect the different production…

Why Update Selection Indexes?

New Herefords Australia Selection Indexes Better Represent Modern Production Systems In October 2019, Herefords Australia will release four new selection indexes. These are the Southern Self-Replacing Index (SSR), the Northern Self-Replacing Index (NSR), the Southern Baldy Maternal Index (SBM) and the Northern Baldy Terminal Index (NBT). These four selection indexes will replace the previous Hereford…

Herefords Australia DNA Regulations

Following enquiry and feedback from members regarding Herefords Australia DNA regulations, in particular regulation 6.1, the following information is provided to members: Below is Regulation 6.1: 6.1.(iii) (a)          Sires of all calves (HBR & MHB registers) born after the 1st of January 2018 must be sire verified; and            (b)          In…

New Herefords Australia Selection Indexes to be Released in October 2019

Four new Herefords Australia version 6 BreedObject selection indexes are to be released in mid-October with the publication of the October 2019 Hereford BREEDPLAN analysis. Herefords Australia, along with staff from the Animal Genetics and Breeding Unit (AGBU) and Southern Beef Technology Services (SBTS), have finalised development of these selection indexes following approval from the…