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…

Herefords Gaining Popularity in the North

Hereford bulls are achieving great results for the Marks family of Winvic, in the Kilcummin district north of Clermont. Darren and Alice Marks along with their daughter Olivia run a Braford breeding herd of 1,200 breeders over 10,073 ha. The Winvic property was originally drawn by Darren’s grandparents in 1957 at which time Herefords were…

Wallan Creek Bull Sale Results

Sale date: 10th September 2019 Number offered: 34 Number sold: 25 Top Price: $20,000 Average Price: $6,021 Name of Top Price Animal: Wallan Creek Rambo N182 (Lot 8) Sire of Top Price Animal: Ironbark C225 Rambo F474 Purchaser of Top Price Animal: John Galwey, Stuarts Creek, Roma QLD 4455 Sale comments:A pleasing result considering the extremely dry conditions.…

Kidman On Property Bull Sale Results

Sale date: 3rd September 2019 Number offered: 32 Number sold: 15 Top Price: $14,000 Average Price: $5,333 Name of Top Price Animal: Kidman Formula One N140 Sire of Top Price Animal: Yavenvale Kingpin K317 Purchaser of Top Price Animal: Melville Poll Herefords, Vasey VIC Sale comments: The third successive year of severe drought in the Central west…

Talbalba Annual Bull Sale Results

Sale date: 11th September 2019 Number offered: 46 Number sold: 37 (80%) Average Price: $6,595 Top Price: $17,500 Name of Top Price Animal: Lot 31 Talbalba Justin N119 (P) Sire of Top Price Animal: Wirruna Justin J13 Purchaser of Top Price Animal: Neil James, Wandoan, QLD Sale comments: Thank you to our loyal commercial clients for your solid support…

Future Breed Leaders Learn from Industry Professionals at 2019 Herefords Australia Young Guns Conference

The 2019 Herefords Australia Young Guns Conference was held in conjunction with the Herefords Australia Breed Forum in Hamilton, Victoria in June. 22 future breed leaders attended the two-day workshop which featured presentations from international speakers and a condensed version of the highly successful MLA Bred Well, Fed Well workshop. American Hereford Association Executive Vice…