Hereford Grass Fed Success in Lardner Park Steer Trial

Herefords have once again demonstrated their dominance on grass by achieving the top average daily weight gain of all breeds entered in the 2019 Lardner Park Steer Trial. The only grass-based steer trial in Australia, the Lardner Park Steer Trial provides producers with the opportunity to assess cattle under independently controlled grazing conditions. Compliant with…

Sydney Royal Hereford Female Sale

Entries are now open for the Hereford Female Sale being held at the 2019 Sydney Royal Easter Show. The sale will take place on Saturday 13 April 2019 following the completion of the Hereford judging. Registered Hereford females of any age may be entered in the sale provided that the vendor is a financial member…

Spectacular Whiteface Results in Feedback Trial

The 2019 Beef Spectacular Feedback Trial has wrapped up with the presentation dinner being held in Wagga last Friday. The annual competition is held at the Teys Jindalee Feedlot with an objective of evaluating teams of five animals in achieving the commercial requirements of Teys Australia’s Jindalee Feedlot grain fed beef program targeting Teys branded…

Cross Breeding into Profit with a White Face

A boost of up to nine per cent in weaning weights can be achieved in steers out of Angus females simply by switching to a Hereford bull. The advantages of heterosis, or hybrid vigour, in black baldy progeny has been quantified with the release of preliminary calving and weaning results from the Herefords Australia Black…

Vale John Cowcher

John Cowcher from Quaindering Herefords, Williams, WA passed away after a freak boating accident on 16 January 2019. John was the much loved husband of Heidi and father of Christopher and Michael. John was an avid Hereford breeder who served on the board of the Australian Hereford Society from 1982 – 1991, The Australian Poll…

Office Closure

The Herefords Australia office will be closed on Monday the 28th of January for the Australia Day public holiday. Normal office hours will resume from 8am on Tuesday the 29th of January. We wish everyone a safe and enjoyable Australia Day long weekend.

Vale Ken Mackay

Ken Mackay, one of the principals of the famous Merawah Poll Hereford stud, passed away peacefully during the past week aged 93 years. Ken and his wife Judy, a former patron of the Australian Poll Hereford Society, took over the running of the Merawah Stud from Judy’s father, JH Doyle, one of the founding fathers…

Vale Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson, formerly of Norolle Poll Herefords passed away peacefully on the 15th of January 2019 aged 77 years. Alison was the much loved Wife of Clyde and Mother, Mother-in-law and Nan of Julie, Kirrily, Greg, and their families. Loved sister of Peter and family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Alison’s funeral,…