Using BREEDPLAN to your advantage

Collecting and collating herd data provides vital evidence to back up genetic claims and helps producers improve their herds and operations. BREEDPLAN is Australia’s leading beef genetic recording system and, as a breed society, the data collected from our members is used to demonstrate Herefords’ commercial relevance within Australia’s beef sector. BREEDPLAN captures a wide…

MLA’s Livestock Genetics Forum

BREEDING commercially relevant Herefords is pivotal for the long-term sustainability of the breed, with genetics playing a leading role in productivity and profitability. In early April, Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) hosted a two-day Livestock Genetics Forum in Adelaide where speakers from across the supply chain and research organisations discussed key topics under the theme…

Wodonga Show and Sale Results

THE 57th Herefords Australia National Show and Sale in Wodonga delivered unprecedented prices for premium Hereford genetics, with the event’s $15,794 average making it the highest averaging bull sale in the breed’s history. In total, the sale grossed $1,611,000, including 59 junior bulls making $12,847, and 43 senior sires averaging $19,837. Now close to its…

Mawarra Genetics sweeps through the classes as Ultra Star takes grand champion

It was a family affair as bulls from Mawarra Genetics swept through the classes at the 2022 Herefords Australia National Show today to take intermediate, reserve senior and grand champion. Mawarra stud principals Peter and Deanne Sykes, Longford, Victoria, were also emotional seeing a bull exhibited by their son Brandon and daughter-in-law Brittany Sykes win…

Service to Herefords Australia acknowledged

At the Herefords Australia Annual General Meeting, two long-serving directors, Mr Geoff Birchnell and the Honourable Trish Worth AM retired from the Board, in line with the Board constitution. In his address, Herefords Australia Chair, Ian Durkin, thanked them for their service to the company and more broadly to the breed. “Geoff and Trish were…