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…

Promoting Herefords in Rocky

More than 100 agriculture students and young beef industry professionals attended the 2022 Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging Association (ICMJ Association) Northern Conference in Rockhampton in mid-April. As part of the recently announced five-year strategic partnership with the ICMJ Association, Herefords Australia was proud to sponsor the event and promote the breed throughout the four-day event.…

Herefords Australia welcomes new Directors

Herefords Australia announced three new directors to the Board at the 2022 AGM,  Mr Sam Broinowski, Mr Alex Sparkes and Ms Annie Pumpa With more than three decades of experience in stud and commercial operations, New South Wales industry veteran, Mr Broinowski, returns to the HAL Board after previously serving in 2019 and 2020. Mr…

Herefords Australia AGM Highlights

Hereford Australia members gathered in Armidale and tuned in online for the Herefords Australia’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 28 April. Key highlights from the AGM included an overview of the company’s achievements over the past year, as well as the announcement  of three new directors – Mr Alex Sparkes, Ms Annie Pumpa and…