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…

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…

Director Nominations Update

31 March 2020 Nominations to join the Board of Herefords Australia closed last Friday 27 March 2020. The following members have nominated to join the Board:   Mr Sam Becker – Banana, QLD Mr Sam Broinowski – Mudgee, NSW Mr Ian Durkin – Coolatai, NSW Mr Mark Duthie – Irvingdale, QLD Mr Marc Greening –…