Herefords Australia Breed Forum Wraps Up for 2019

The 2019 Herefords Australia Breed Forum wrapped up in Hamilton on Wednesday this week with over 140 Hereford enthusiasts having attended from across Australia. The forum had something for everyone with 14 different presentations from a world class line up of guest speakers. David Johnston of AGBU discussed the development of new Hereford $Index values…

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Vale Elaine Young

Elaine Young passed away at the Rochester Nursing Home on Tuesday the 4th of June 2019. Aged 81 years. Loved and loving wife of Vern Young (dec) . Dearly loved mum of Russell, Deb and Brett, mother in law of Pippa and cherished grandma to Kira and Nikita. Elaine together with her late husband Vern…

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Shining Success for Rayleigh at Dubbo National Show

The 58th annual Herefords Australia National Show and Sale was held at the Dubbo Showgrounds on June 4. This year’s show drew 56 entries from 24 breeders across four states. The EU index and Supermarket index Performance classes were held first and judged by Steve Chapman of JBS Australia. The Performance classes were judged on…

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Top of the Drop Wins Top of the Show at Wodonga National

The hotly contested title of grand champion bull at the 2019 Herefords Australia National Show in Wodonga has been claimed by 14-month-old Top of the Drop champion; Tarcombe Justin P016 (AI) (ET) (P). Held at the Wodonga Stud Stock Exhibition Centre on May 8, the Herefords Australia National Show hosted a quality line up of…

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Sydney Royal Easter Show Results

The Hereford judging at the Sydney Royal Easter Show took place on Saturday April 13. 76 exhibits were entered in this year’s show from breeders across New South Wales and classes were judged by Peter Falls of Malton Shorthorns in the Riverina. The Canada Perpetual Cup for Best Exhibit was awarded to the senior and…

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Buyers’ Market at Drought Impacted Glen Innes Sale

The annual Glen Innes Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale was held on Friday April 12 where selling agents Landmark, Elders, and Newberry te Velde Carige Agencies yarded 1,854 mixed breed steer and heifer weaners. Prices were down due to the prolonged drought conditions which provided some good value opportunities for buyers. Buying strength was predominantly back…

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New Zealand Young Breeders Competition

Herefords Australia is calling for expressions of interest for youth members aged 18-30 to represent Australia in the Young Breeders Competition held in conjunction with the 2020 World Hereford Conference in New Zealand from 7th-13th March. Herefords Australia intends to assist with associated travel costs of up to two teams (four on each team). Please…

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Wodonga National Sale Catalogue Available Now

The 54th Herefords Australia National Show and Sale (Wodonga) catalogue is now available for viewing online HERE. Should you wish to receive a hard copy, please email your postal address to kdavies@herefordsaustralia.com.au You can also search and sort through the ABRI catalogue HERE. A dinner function will replace the cocktail function held in the past…

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Director Resignation

We advise that Tim Burvill has resigned as a Director of Herefords Australia Limited. Tim has been a Director since 2017 and during that time has made a substantial contribution to Herefords Australia. Particularly through his membership of the Marketing and Development Committee where his skills, vitality and enthusiasm assisted to change the image of…

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Whiteface heifers hit $1070 at competitive Ensay sale

The Victorian mountain calf sales continued at Ensay on Wednesday morning with a strong yarding of 1300 head of Hereford and Hereford-cross steers and heifers. Whiteface steers sold for a top price of $1220 and heifers hit $1070 due to strong competition from two live export orders. Hereford steers made between $420 and $970 to…

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Whiteface steers make to $1030 in a buyers market

South eastern Australian steer finishers converged on the Victorian high country on Tuesday to bid to $1030 for whiteface cattle at the circuit opener, the Benambra Calf Sale.  Selling agents Sharp Fullgrabe yarded 1600 yearling and weaner Hereford, Hereford cross, Angus and Euro steers and heifers for the March 12 sale at the Hinnomunjie yards. …

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Herefords Hitting the Domestic Market at Wilga Feedlot

Hereford steers and heifers have been performing well at Wilga feedlot in Bellata, NSW. Run by the MacCue family, Wilga feedlot turn off approximately 3000 head of cattle per year, predominantly to the Coles domestic market. Being a smaller, privately owned feedlot, Wilga purchase cattle of various breeds from a range of producers across the…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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