Key Considerations Ahead of 2021 Spring Bull Sales

By Alastair Rayner for Genetics Central WITH the spring bull selling season rapidly approaching, its timely for producers to take time to consider what influences are likely to have an impact over the sales. These will range from the general demand for bulls, through to the requirement for bulls suitable to fill particular roles in…

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Grand Day for Rayner Family at Dubbo National Show

The Rayner family’s Grathlyn and Armada studs enjoyed a hugely successful day at the 60th Annual Dubbo National Show, taking out both grand champion bull and grand champion female under show judge Jason Catts of Futurity Shorthorns, Baradine. Grand champion bull was presented to junior champion winner Armada Represent R070, exhibited by Andrew and Brooke…

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Ian Durkin New Chair of Herefords Australia Board

Herefords Australia Ltd (HAL) has announced the appointment of Mr Ian Durkin as Chairman of the Herefords Australia Board. In line with past practice, all Herefords Australia Board positions are declared open in the first board meeting after the Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Both Trish Worth and Ian Durkin were nominated for the position of…

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Champion run for Kymarney at Wodonga National Show

Kymarney Maverick Q009 stole the show at Wodonga on Wednesday morning, first taking out the intermediate champion title before going on to be judged grand champion bull of the show by Erica Halliday of Ben Nevis Angus, Walcha. Ms Halliday was delighted to return to judge the 2021 Wodonga National Show in person having judged…

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Quest Leads to Victory for Yagaburne at Beef 2021

Yagaburne Quest Q643 strode to victory in the Hereford ring at Beef 2021 in Rockhampton last week. The 19-month-old sire, exhibited by Yagaburne Poll Herefords Goondiwindi is a son of Supple Lawless and took out the junior champion sash before taking on the senior champion bull to be named grand champion Hereford bull of the…

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Golden Vanity Shines at Sydney Royal Easter Show

Powerhouse female Wirruna Golden Vanity M261 stormed through the competition at the 2021 Sydney Royal Easter Show to be named grand champion female and supreme Hereford exhibit of the show. Owned in partnership by Tim and Jemma Reid of JTR Cattle Co at Roslyn and Damien Holloway of Tobruk Poll Herefords at Rowan, Golden Vanity…

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National Show & Sale Wodonga 2021

Streamlined show and sale, same superior quality Herefords will head back to Wodonga this May in a refreshed and streamlined national event. In it’s 56th year, the Herefords Australia National Show and Sale will adopt a new schedule and sale platform at its traditional home, the Wodonga Exhibition Centre. The only national breed sale to…

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Michael Crowley to join Herefords Australia board

Michael Crowley to join Herefords Australia board Herefords Australia has today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Crowley to the Herefords Australia Board. Under its constitution the Herefords Australia Board can appoint up to 2 directors who meet a comprehensive skill and industry-based experience selection criteria. Mr Crowley has over 20 years industry experience. This…

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Omeo Hereford Weaner Sale Grosses over $2 Million

The finale of the 2021 Mountain Calf Sales certainly did not disappoint with a quality yarding of 1,127 head of Hereford and Hereford cross cattle at Omeo selling for an average price of $1813 and grossing $2,044, 200. Elders agent Morgan Davies described the sale as “beyond expectations.” “We knew it was going to be…

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Lisa Sharp new CEO of Herefords Australia

The Herefords Australia Board has today announced the appointment of Ms Lisa Sharp (pictured left) as Chief Executive Officer, Herefords Australia. The appointment follows the recent resignation of Andrew Donoghue (General Manager, Herefords Australia). Ms Sharp has held executive and marketing and communication leadership roles across several public, private, and not for profit organisations, most…

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Vale Robert (Bob) Miles

Well know Hunter Valley cattleman, Bob Miles, formally of “Strathmore”, Rouchel and the Bingeberry Hereford Stud, passed away at 91 years of age, on Sunday, 10 January, 2021. He was a life member of Herefords Australia. Bob was born and bred at “Buraduc” on the shores of  Myall Lake near Forster on the northern coast…

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Resignation of HAL General Manager Andrew Donoghue

Herefords Australia General Manager Andrew Donoghue has elected to resign as General Manager, effective as of 12 February 2021. Andrew has been approached to join an International Company and has decided to accept that offer. “Whilst I am excited at the opportunities that my new role will present, I am sad to leave Herefords Australia.…

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Herefords Finish Strongly at Wodonga

Steers to $1970, av 496c/kg Heifers to $1780, Led by a small but high-quality selection Herefords and Hereford-cross, steer weaners remained hot property on the fourth and final day of Wodonga’s January beef weaner sales that concluded on Friday at NVLX Barnawartha. Topping the whiteface section of the combined Hereford, Shorthorn and Euro breeds market…

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Herefords Equal to the Task at Wodonga

Steers to $1880, av 518c/kg Heifers to $1535, av 499c/kg Hereford weaner prices refused into take a backwards step at Wodonga on Thursday. Supplied by a loyal band of long-term Hereford breeders the market was equally supported by a rusted-on group of restocker whiteface enthusiasts who bid prices equal to and at times higher than…

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Herefords On Top at Western Districts Sales

Rain and the return of paddock feed across Eastern Australia has made Herefords the most valuable calf breed on a per kilogram basis to be sold at Victoria’s premier Western District sales this New Year.  Independent figures put out by the Hamilton Livestock Exchange – the saleyard hosting the major store sales in the region – shows Herefords…

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Southern Multibreed Project Launch Held in Armidale

The Southern Multibreed Project launch was held at the University of New England (UNE) on Thursday morning. The project is a collaboration between the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), the University of New England, the Commonwealth Government and Meat and Livestock Australia, along with the breed societies of the participating breeds. The breeds involved…

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Hereford stalwart wins 2020 Howard Yelland Award

Each year Howard Yelland, champion of objective measurement and performance recording for improved selection in the Australian Beef Industry, is remembered with the presentation of the Howard Yelland Award. The Australian Beef Industry Foundation and Marcus Oldham College are proud to announce the recipient of the Howard Yelland Award this year is David Jenkin of…

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