Hereford Youth Put on a Show

HANNAH POWE – THE LAND Over 114 participants competed at the 2018 Hereford Northern NSW Youth Show at the Inverell showgrounds from January 5 to 7. Kianma Poll Hereford owner, Kierin Martin, Narromine, judged the cattle. Champion bull went to Neridah New Direction N010 and reserve champion bull was Tybay Merlot M004. The steer section…

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Restockers Seek Quality Heifers for Joining at Hamilton

Whiteface restockers went head to head to secure a large portion of the Hereford offering at the Hamilton British Bred heifer weaner sale on Wednesday. Yarram Park’s Western District Pastoral Company and Jigsaw Farms, Hamilton, were among the dominant players on the well-bred top end March/April 2017 drop heifers. Selling agents, Hamilton Independent Stock Agents,…

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Vale James (Max) Porter

Murray Porter would like to inform Herefords Australia members of the passing of his father, James (Max) Porter. After several illnesses over the last 2 years, he passed peacefully at the Epworth Hospital, Geelong on the morning of Sunday the 7th January. Max had been a Poll breeder since the 70s with the Polaris Stud…

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Herefords Weight-for-Age Hits the Mark at Hamilton at $1319

Buyers chasing weight-for-age were not disappointed at the Hamilton weaner sale, with prices hitting a top of $1319 for whiteface steers. Hamilton Independent Agents yarded 1492 Hereford and Hereford-cross autumn 2017 drop steers, weighing an average of 338kg, on Wednesday, January 10. Cattle were booked to Princess Royal Station, T.B. White & Sons, Landmark Leongatha,…

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Hereford Steer Weaners Push over 400c/kg at Wodonga

Southern NSW steer finishers were out in force at the Wodonga Premier Hereford and Euro special store cattle sale, paying to 401c/kg for whiteface weaners. It was the first stand alone weaner sale for the selling agents, Corcoran Parker, Wodonga, with a yarding of 1870 Herefords, Black Baldies and Euro cross steers and heifers. Grown…

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Buyers Snap Up Whiteface Steers to 340c/kg at Casterton

Grass fed steer finishers bolstered by an export order resulted in prices topping out at 340c/kg for autumn drop Hereford weaners at Casterton on Tuesday. Selling agents Landmark Casterton yarded 2200 Hereford, Black Baldy and Angus weaners for their annual steer weaner sale. Pre-weaned Hereford cattle of known performance and genetics were highly sought after…

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Courtney Aspires to Make a Difference with Scholarship

A young beef industry leader aspiring to make a difference has been announced as the winner of the prestigious CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship from Herefords Australia. South Australian Courtney Lallard, of Macclesfield, will receive the scholarship bursary to undertake studies to benefit the Australian Hereford industry. The scholarship embodies the love of Herefords and a…

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Success for Hereford Females at Dorrigo Show

This year’s Dorrigo Show held on the 25th and 26th of November, proved to be a very successful affair for a team of Te-Angie Hereford heifers and their PLC handlers. The team was comprised of Te-Angie Innovation (RGOM073), Te-Angie Statuesque (RGOM045), Te-Angie Necklet (RGOM077), and Te-Angie Silver (RGOM027). Together they took out the top four…

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Opportunistic Business Focused on Kilograms of Beef

Kilograms of beef and dollars per head return are the profit drivers in a whiteface enterprise in central NSW. Peter Moore, of Bathurst, uses Euro bulls over whiteface females in an opportunistic beef operation when the season and market dictates. For Mr Moore, his Blink Bonnie Merino stud takes centre stage so the cattle have…

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Commercial Herd Chases Feedback to Lift Eating Quality

A focus on eating quality within their commercial whiteface herd has prompted a central NSW family to enter one of the nation’s biggest feedback trials. The Hayes family run a Poll Hereford herd at “Ettlesdale’’, Caloola, on the NSW central tablelands, and are first time entrants in the Beef Spectacular 2018 Feedback Trial at Teys…

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Bunk Trained and Socialised Cattle Tick the Boxes

– Kim Woods Yard weaned, bunk trained, socialised and pre-vaccinated whiteface cattle are a sought after item for a major southern NSW feedlot. Teys Australia Jindalee feedlot, at Stockinbingal, also prefers their whiteface cattle to be medium framed and with a genetic propensity to marble. Jindalee general manager Shane Bullock told Herefords Australia the market…

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Implementation of Single Step Genetic Evaluation

Herefords Australia, in conjunction with AGBU and ABRI have implemented a World First, multi-country Single Step genetic evaluation for the full multi-trait BREEDPLAN analysis, including fertility, growth, and carcass traits. The first EBVs to be calculated using the new Single Step system were released to Herefords Australia members on the 27th of October of this…

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Hereford Steers Set Cracking Pace on Auctions Plus

Cawkers Well station at Wilcannia, NSW sold a line of Hereford weaner steers for $4.30/kg on Auctions Plus on Friday October 13th. The lot of 46 steers averaged 169.9 kgs, with a top weight of 230kgs. This is a great result considering the station has only received 80mm of rain in the last 12 months. Joel Townsing, owner of Cawkers…

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CM Hocking Scholarship – Applications Closing October 31st

Herefords Australia invites applications for the 2017 CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship. Applications will be considered from Australian citizens who are undertaking a course of study that will be applied to the breeding, care and maintenance of Hereford cattle and/or will be of benefit to the Australian Hereford industry. Applications are to be in writing and…

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Royal Melbourne Show Results

There was an extremely strong contingent of Hereford exhibitors at this year’s Royal Melbourne Show, with many high quality animals on display. Brandon Sykes, of Mawarra B Hereford stud, Longford, had an exceptional show with his 14 month old bull; ‘Mawarra B Above and Beyond’. The young bull took out Junior Champion Hereford Bull and…

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Hereford Success on Hoof and Hook at Royal Adelaide Show

This years Royal Adelaide Show Led Steer Championship Awards proved to be a very successful competition for Carolyn Mudge of Maildaburra Poll Hereford Stud and the students of the Karcultaby Area School. The competition was hotly contested, with 199 entries from 14 different breeds presented across a variety of classes. Carolyn’s steer, entry number 114…

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Royal Adelaide Show 2017: Bright future for Hereford female

ALISHA FOGDEN, STOCK JOURNAL – THE grand champion female from the Wilson family’s Kerlson Pines stud at Keith “ticked all the boxes” for judge Jake Phillips in the Hereford judging on Friday, and had a “bright future ahead”. Two-year-old Kerlson Pines Last Day L24 had “good length of body, sound structure, good udder and was…

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VALE Gloria Glasser

The family of Herefords Australia member Gloria Glasser wish to notify the membership Gloria’s passing on Sunday 10 September 2017 at the age of 89 years old. Gloria was married to the late Don Glasser for 61 years. Don and Gloria started the Yagaburne Poll Hereford stud in 1954, which is still operating today 63…

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