Newcomen 17th Annual Bull Sale Results

Sale date: 18 March 2020 Number offered: 47 Number sold: 43 Top price: $20,000 (new record for Newcomen Herefords) Average price: $6,651 (new record for Newcomen Herefords) Name of top priced animal: Newcomen Paris Sire of top priced animal: Yarram Unique J164 Purchaser of top priced animal: Amos Vale Hereford Stud Sale comments: A very pleasing…

New Look Board for Herefords Australia

A new look Board has been announced for Herefords Australia following the Annual General Meeting held on 25 May 2020. Newly elected directors Sam Becker (QLD), Ian Durkin (NSW), Mark Duthie (QLD and Marc Greening (NSW) join current directors Geoff Birchnell (NSW), Tony Haggarty (NSW), Bill Kee (VIC) and Trish Worth (SA). At a recent…

Wodonga National Show – Full Class Results

For judge Erica Halliday’s comments on all classes, please visit the 55th Herefords Australia National Show & Sale 2020 YouTube page HERE. Junior Champion: KANIMBLA POWER TOWN P067 (AI) (PP) MXMP067 Reserve Junior Champion:  RAVENSDALE ROCKET P233 (AI) (PP) RHXP233 Intermediate Champion: TARCOMBE HOMELAND P177 (AI) (PP) THSP177 Reserve Intermediate Champion: DOODLE COOMA PRIME TIME…

Abundant Market Opportunities for Hereford Producers

Hereford producers are in a prime position to capitalise on current market premiums in certified grass-fed markets. Processors are paying up to a dollar per kilo more for certified grass-fed cattle that meet the specifications of certain products and brands. Herefords’ renowned doing-ability on grass and the seasonal turnaround across much of Australia offers a…

Live Export Premium for Hereford Heifers

A current live export order for commercial Hereford heifers to be exported to China as breeders is paying premium rates to Hereford producers. To meet the specifications of the order the heifers must be between 200 and 400 kilograms and be aged between eight and 16 months. The heifers also must be sired by a…

2020 World Hereford Conference

The 2020 World Hereford Conference (WHC) was held in March in Queenstown, New Zealand. Over 60 delegates from Australia attended the conference which included a wide range of informative topics and agricultural tours. Hereford multi-country genomic evaluation was discussed by Dr Brad Crook of ABRI and Professor Dorian Garrick of Massey University. Dr Crook’s primary…