Vale Janice Carlyle

Janice Carlyle, formerly of Wonga Poll Herefords, Chinchilla passed away peacefully on Friday 12th October 2018, aged 89 years. Janice and Don Carlyle established the Wonga Hills Poll Hereford Stud in the 1960’s, at Wonga Hills, via Chinchilla. The stud achieved many show ring successes. A highlight was when they were awarded Grand Champion Poll…

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Success for Tondara at Royal Melbourne Show

Hereford judging classes were held at the Royal Melbourne Show on Monday 1 October. Tondara Herefords, Urana NSW were awarded Most Successful Hereford Exhibitor on the day, winning several classes and coming away with numerous broad ribbons. Junior champion Hereford heifer was won by 13-month-old Tondara Ave Maria 2, sired by USA sire Chac Mason…

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Herefords Dominate Royal Adelaide Steer Show

The Hereford breed has enjoyed shining success in the steer competitions at this year’s Royal Adelaide Show. Backing up from an impressive set of results at last year’s Adelaide Show, Herefords have once again demonstrated their superior carcase results and finishing ability. The led steer classes were held on Friday 7 September where Tondara Herefords…

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Kerlson Pines Blitzes Broad Ribbons at Royal Adelaide Show

CATHERINE MILLER – STOCK JOURNAL Kerlson Pines stud, Keith, enjoyed a clean sweep of the major ribbons in the Poll Hereford judging. The stud has been showing at Adelaide for about 30 years and while they have won numerous broad ribbons it was their first grand championship double. Judge Tom Green, Tintinara, heaped praise on his senior and grand…

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Position Vacant: Breed Development Manager

  Herefords Australia is one of Australia’s largest and most respected beef breed organisations with a mission to produce high quality beef for the Australian beef industry from Hereford based cattle. The organisation has identified a need to increase the acceptance, profile, demand and ultimately supply of Hereford and Hereford cross cattle within the commercial…

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Hereford Barbeque a Hit at AgQuip

The Herefords Northern NSW regional group once again ran a hugely successful barbeque stand at AgQuip this year. Held in Gunnedah from the 21-23 of August, AgQuip is Australia’s largest agricultural field day and attracts thousands of visitors from across Australia each year. The Herefords team worked tirelessly over the three days to keep the…

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Exceptional Hereford Weight Gains in RAS Beef Challenge

Hereford and Hereford infused cattle are outclassing the competition in this year’s RAS Beef Challenge. The Beef Challenge is held at Wilga Feedlot, Bellata NSW, with producers entering their animals in pens of six with the option of two different classes – 70-day Domestic and 100-day Export. Wilga Feedlot hosted a field day for the…

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Cootharaba Claims Ekka Grand Champion Title

Hereford judging classes took place at the 2018 Ekka on Friday 10 August. There were 37 Herefords entered in the stud beef section of the show, with Stephen Peake of Bowen Poll Herefords, Barraba judging the Hereford classes. Ian and Anne Galloway of Galloway Cattle Co. Roma, QLD, enjoyed a very successful show day with…

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Vale Helen Pearce

Helen Pearce of Yavenvale Herefords passed away at her home “Riverview”, Borambola on August 1st after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 68. Helen is survived by husband of 46 years Pat, son James and daughter Jill Toohey and four grandchildren. At Helen’s request a private cremation will take place. Friends of Helen are…

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Organic Hereford Cross Meets Market Demand

KATE STARK – QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE Organic crossbred operators Bill and Louise Dunne and family, Fraser, Laura, Meghan and Lawson, have been producing top quality Hereford-cross beef for local and international markets since 2014. Running more than 1100 breeders at their property ‘Tarcoola’, near Dingo, the Dunne family have produced a consistent commercial product which…

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Vale Keith Hawkins

Keith Hawkins, formerly of Springfield Poll Herefords, passed away peacefully on the 21st of July at Finley Regional Care. Keith was the loved husband of Anne, and a loving father to Dallas, Shelley, Amanda, Kim, and families. A Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the life of the late Mr Keith Hawkins will be held at…

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Herefords Stand the Test of Time

HAYLEY SKELLY-KENNEDY – QUEENSLAND COUNTRY LIFE Turning off over 1000 head of cattle a month from their Moruya feedlot at Moonie means the Cook family of Kindon, Goondiwindi, know a thing or two about carcase and eating quality. It is this knowledge that has convinced them of their faith in the Hereford breed. Running 3000…

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Vale John Harlock

We regret to advise members of the passing of John Harlock, former President of the Herefords South Australia Southern Group. John’s funeral will be held on Monday 23rd July 2018. There will be a private family burial at Camperdown cemetery at 10am, followed by a public service at 1:30pm at St Johns Presbyterian Church, 24 Spence…

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Herefords Queensland Annual Youth Show

The 2018 Herefords Queensland Annual Youth Show was held at Pittsworth Showgrounds, QLD from the 6th – 8th of July. The show was a great success, with 59 competitors and 71 head of cattle attending the weekend. Saturday was filled with informative talks, including sessions run by Hayley Robinson from MLA, Luke Goldthorpe from Coopers…

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Poll Hereford Takes Out Supreme at Alice Springs Show

PAULA THOMPSON – STOCK JOURNAL Poll Herefords returned as the dominant breed at the Alice Springs Show, with the Minlacowie stud, Minlaton, taking out supreme champion. It was the first time Minlacowie Macquarie M107 – a 21-month-old bull – was shown. Macquarie was sired by Ivybank John, the grand champion at the Herefords Australia Show & Sale in…

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Wodonga National Youth Expo Wrap Up

Between the 29th of June and the 1st of July, 67 competitors from New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and New Zealand converged upon the Wodonga Exhibition Centre to participate in the 2018 Herefords Australia National Youth Expo. The annual event aims to give young people with an interest in cattle the opportunity to…

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Mindblowing Result for Lachdale at Dubbo National Show

Young carcase sire Lachdale Mindblower outgunned a powerful bull lineup to be junior and grand champion at the 57th annual Herefords Australia National Show. Held at Dubbo on June 4, the National Show drew 35 vendors and 96 polled and horned bulls from NSW, Queensland and South Australia. Vendor Lachie Scurr, Lachdale Poll Herefords, Texas,…

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New Streamlined Board for Herefords Australia

A new, streamlined board has been announced for Herefords Australia under the leadership of chairman and Victorian breeder Bill Kee. The Board of Directors has been reduced from 12 to seven following the adoption of a new constitution by Herefords Australia. The new board, announced at the annual general meeting in Wodonga on May 15,…

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Majestic Win for Kymarney at Hereford National Show

A cracking crowd pleaser of a bull stormed his way through the classes at the 2018 Herefords Australia National Show today to win grand champion. Kymarney Majestic (AI) (P), a Wirruna Hawson H338 (P) son, was sashed as junior and grand champion by New Zealand judge Brent Fisher in front of an appreciative audience. The…

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Hereford Reserve Beef a Success at ALPA Dinner

Hereford Reserve was on the menu at the ALPA Young Auctioneers Competition dinner held at Dalton House on March 22, where some 320 attendees had an enjoyable eating experience. Noted by many as some of the finest beef they had eaten, the Hereford Reserve product is a 100 per cent Hereford product that is owned…

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Hereford Showcase Shines at Sydney Royal

The Hereford Feature at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter show has been an outstanding showcase for the Hereford breed. Hereford entries more than doubled for the Sydney Royal this year with over 300 entries from 73 studs across New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia, and Tasmania. With $15,000 in prize money plus products up…

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