Vale Margaret Spencer

Margaret Ann Spencer passed away on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at the Barraba Hospital in the same room that her husband, David, passed away. Margaret was a driving force with the success of the Ironbark Hereford Stud.  Margaret had a love for Hereford cattle and the people that were involved in the breed.  Ironbark would…

Summer DNA Testing Promotion

With the Herefords Australia July release of the a ultra-low density (uLD) DNA test for females, this gave members the opportunity to genotype their female herd with a more cost-effective genotype option. For further information on the latest GGPuLD product CLICK HERE. To complement further the reduced DNA prices on bundles that were introduced on…

Future Breed Leaders Represent Herefords at ARCBA Workshop

Herefords Australia was represented by Chloe Stewart, Tim Reid, Sarah Day, Catherine Coghill and Bart Bowen at the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association (ARCBA) Young Breed Leaders Workshop in Armidale in October. The workshop was held over three days and included presentations from numerous industry experts and group work exercises designed to build team work…

New Herefords Australia Selection Indexes Better Represent Modern Production Systems

In conjunction with the October 2019 Hereford BREEDPLAN analysis, Herefords Australia will release four new selection indexes. The four new indexes are: The Southern Self-Replacing Index (SSR), the Northern Self-Replacing Index (NSR), the Southern Baldy Maternal Index (SBM), and the Northern Baldy Terminal Index (NBT). The new indexes aim to better reflect the different production…

Herefords Gaining Popularity in the North

Hereford bulls are achieving great results for the Marks family of Winvic, in the Kilcummin district north of Clermont. Darren and Alice Marks along with their daughter Olivia run a Braford breeding herd of 1,200 breeders over 10,073 ha. The Winvic property was originally drawn by Darren’s grandparents in 1957 at which time Herefords were…