Herefords Australia Board Announces Innovative New Committees

In keeping with the plan to better engage with members and industry experts, the Herefords Australia Board have this week finalised the Board committees and structure with several Herefords Australia members being appointed to the new committees. Deputy Chairman Marc Greening described the new committee structure as an exciting initiative that would allow and encourage…

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Beef 2021 Carcase Competition – Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the ANZ National Beef Carcase Competition. The competition is conducted as part of the BEEF AUSTRALIA 2021 program of events and is open to producers Australia wide, with participating processors in each state. Being open to entries Australia wide, the competition offers producers from around Australia a unique opportunity to…

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MLA and SBTS Release Valuable Online Resources for Commercial and Seedstock Producers

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) and Southern Beef Technical Services (SBTS) have both recently released a series of online resources directed at both commercial and seedstock producers. The MLA Accelerate program provides a range of resources and informative videos directed at commercial producers to encourage greater use of genetic selection tools. The MLA genetics hub…

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Hereford Steers Set New AuctionsPlus Price Record

A line of yearling Hereford steers offered by Aringa North Pastoral from Korumburra, near Port Fairy, VIC have set a new cents per kilogram price record for non-Wagyu cattle on AuctionsPlus this week. The line of 83 Glentrevor blood Hereford steers averaged 175 kilograms and sold for an incredible 695 cents per kilogram or $1216…

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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…

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Herefords Australia Board of Directors Election – Results

To all Hereford Australia Members, The results of the 2020 Herefords Australia Board election have been declared by the returning officer Michelle Paull on 20 May 2020. In accordance with the Constitution, Ian Durkin, Sam Becker, Marc Greening and Mark Duthie have been elected as Directors of Herefords Australia. This will be confirmed at the AGM on the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 –…

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