Royal Canberra Show Results

Grand champion Hereford bull and supreme Hereford exhibit at the 2020 Royal Canberra Show was awarded to Granite Hill Pinnacle, owned by Danny Hill and paraded by Kierin Martin. The 22-month-old poll Hereford bull was sired by Wirruna Kalimna K326 and has a 400-day weight EBV in the top five percent of the Hereford breed.…

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Whiteface Dominance in RASV Heifer Challenge

Herefords have excelled in the 2020 RASV Heifer Challenge claiming the champion and reserve champion titles and a third herd making the top ten finalists. Champion pen in this year’s competition was awarded to Melville Park Herefords and Melville Poll Herefords of Vasey, Victoria. Stud principal David Lyons was delighted with the win and has…

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What’s in store for autumn 2020 bull sales?

Alastair Rayner for Beef Central THE final week of January is traditionally seen as the starting point for the southern autumn bull selling season. Despite the ongoing presence of bushfires in many southern areas, the annual southern beef weeks still took place with many seedstock producers opening their gates and displaying this year’s line-up of…

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Hereford Heifers Wanted – Live Export Order

The requirements below are being facilitated by Integrity Australia on behalf of Yarra Australia Corporation Ltd. Heifers will be subject to China health testing and protocol, inclusive of residing outside of the Blue Tongue Zone. Specifications • Breed:                         HEREFORD (Category 2) • Age:                            8 –…

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Grass Fed Programs Underpin Demand for Hereford Weaners

Hereford calves were highly sought after for certified grass fed programs at the Wodonga Premier Hereford Euro and Other Breeds Sale, with prices jumping 30c/kg on the previous day. Selling agents Elders, Paull & Scollard Landmark yarded 3800 Herefords, black baldies and Euro cross steers and heifers on January 10 at the Northern Victorian Livestock…

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Feedlot Buying Spree on Whiteface Cattle at Wodonga

Lot feeders and a live export order underpinned the Wodonga Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale, with prices for whiteface steers topping at 308c/kg and heifers at 283c/kg. Selling agents Brian Unthank Rural, Peter Ruaro Rodwells, Corcoran Parker and Schubert Boers yarded 4288 Hereford, Hereford cross and Euro mixed sex weaners on January 9. Topping the purebred…

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Premium Prices for Quality EU Herefords at Hamilton

A quality yarding of 2,308 steers including 737 purebred Herefords had buyers bidding to premium prices at the Hamilton All Breeds Weaner Sale on Tuesday. The top dollar per head price for Hereford steers was $1297, which was paid by Princess Royal Station for a pen of 17 EU accredited Bendulla blood steers weighing 409kg,…

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Hereford Bulls Breed Greater Profits

Beef producers can’t afford to ignore the benefits of cross breeding and the extra 10 percent yield that hybrid vigour brings, Dr Phil Holmes informed delegates of the 2019 Herefords Australia Breed Forum. Dr Holmes addressed the 150 attendees of the Forum on the importance of a whiteface in a profitable beef enterprise as well…

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Christmas Office Closure

Please note that the Herefords Australia office will be closed for the Christmas break from 4pm (AEDT) Monday December 23rd 2019 and will reopen from 8am on Thursday January 2nd 2020. The Board and Staff of Herefords Australia wish you a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Photo credit: Non Thorne

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Vale Margaret Spencer

Margaret Ann Spencer passed away on Saturday, 14 December 2019 at the Barraba Hospital in the same room that her husband, David, passed away. Margaret was a driving force with the success of the Ironbark Hereford Stud.  Margaret had a love for Hereford cattle and the people that were involved in the breed.  Ironbark would…

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Summer DNA Testing Promotion

With the Herefords Australia July release of the a ultra-low density (uLD) DNA test for females, this gave members the opportunity to genotype their female herd with a more cost-effective genotype option. For further information on the latest GGPuLD product CLICK HERE. To complement further the reduced DNA prices on bundles that were introduced on…

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Yard Weaning Boosts Weight Gain and Animal Health

The benefits of yard weaning when it comes to animal management and feedlot health are second to none, according to Dr Lachy Strohfeldt of Bell Veterinary Services. Dr Strohfeldt addressed the attendees of the Herefords Australia Breed Forum held in Hamilton in June regarding the benefits of yard weaning when it comes to minimising feedlot…

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Future Breed Leaders Represent Herefords at ARCBA Workshop

Herefords Australia was represented by Chloe Stewart, Tim Reid, Sarah Day, Catherine Coghill and Bart Bowen at the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association (ARCBA) Young Breed Leaders Workshop in Armidale in October. The workshop was held over three days and included presentations from numerous industry experts and group work exercises designed to build team work…

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New Herefords Australia Selection Indexes Better Represent Modern Production Systems

In conjunction with the October 2019 Hereford BREEDPLAN analysis, Herefords Australia will release four new selection indexes. The four new indexes are: The Southern Self-Replacing Index (SSR), the Northern Self-Replacing Index (NSR), the Southern Baldy Maternal Index (SBM), and the Northern Baldy Terminal Index (NBT). The new indexes aim to better reflect the different production…

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Office Closure

Please note that the Herefords Australia office will be closed on Monday 7th October for the NSW Labour Day long weekend. Normal office hours will resume from 8am Tuesday 8th October.

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Herefords Gaining Popularity in the North

Hereford bulls are achieving great results for the Marks family of Winvic, in the Kilcummin district north of Clermont. Darren and Alice Marks along with their daughter Olivia run a Braford breeding herd of 1,200 breeders over 10,073 ha. The Winvic property was originally drawn by Darren’s grandparents in 1957 at which time Herefords were…

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