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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Future Breed Leaders Learn from Industry Professionals at 2019 Herefords Australia Young Guns Conference

The 2019 Herefords Australia Young Guns Conference was held in conjunction with the Herefords Australia Breed Forum in Hamilton, Victoria in June. 22 future breed leaders attended the two-day workshop which featured presentations from international speakers and a condensed version of the highly successful MLA Bred Well, Fed Well workshop. American Hereford Association Executive Vice…

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Vale John Grieve

John Grieve formerly of Invernaion Herefords, Millmerran passed away on Monday August 26. John was a much-respected member of the Australian Hereford Society and served on the council from 1973 to 1992. John was President of the council from 1980-1983 before taking on the role of Vice President from 1983-1986. He retired from council in…

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Hereford Steaks a Sizzling Success at AgQuip

Steak enthusiasts were once again treated to a fantastic eating experience by the Herefords Northern NSW group at the 2019 AgQuip field days in Gunnedah, NSW last week. AgQuip is Australia’s largest agricultural field day and attracts thousands of visitors from across the country each year. The Herefords Northern NSW group served 4000 premium Hereford…

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POSITION VACANT – Youth Coordinator

Located in Armidale NSW, Herefords Australia represents the interests of, and provides services to, some 1,600 Members nationally. Member services include breed registrations and inventory, DNA processing, certifying live exports of breeding stock, marketing and communications, breed development and promotional activities, commercial breed development programs, member accounts and participation in breed and/or industry R&D projects.…

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Staff Departure

It is with regret that we announce that Katelin Davies is leaving her role at Herefords Australia. Katelin has been offered a position with Hancock Agriculture based in Adelaide and has made the decision to accept this offer. Her last day with Herefords Australia will be Monday 26 August 2019. Katelin joined the team at…

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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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Royal Queensland Show Results

The Hereford judging at the 2019 Royal Queensland Show (Ekka) was held on Friday August 9. This year’s show drew 64 Hereford entries from 19 exhibitors across New South Wales and Queensland with Adrian Spencer of Ironbark Herefords taking up the judging reins. Devon Court Herefords had a hugely successful day in the show ring…

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Bred Well Fed Well Workshop Held at Omeo

A successful MLA Bred Well, Fed Well workshop was recently hosted by the Gippsland Hereford Group at the Omeo recreation reserve, Victoria. The workshop was delivered by Dr Jason Trompf of Latrobe University and Chris Mirams of Chris Mirams and Consultants. The Bred Well Fed Well workshops have been run at various locations around Australia…

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Cross-Breeding Lifting Demand for Hereford Bulls in the U.S.

There has been a definite increase in demand for Hereford bulls in the United States due to growing awareness of the benefits of crossbreeding in commercial herds, according the American Hereford Association Executive Vice President; Jack Ward. Mr Ward was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Herefords Australia Breed Forum, held in Hamilton, Victoria on…

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2020 Herefords Australia Wall Calendar Advertising

Herefords Australia Youth have begun work to compile and produce the 2020 Herefords Australia Calendar. The annual Herefords Australia calendar is a fixture in many homes and offices across the country, so this is a great opportunity to advertise your business and support the Youth at the same time. Each month features a photo that…

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2020 World Hereford Conference – New Zealand

The 2020 World Hereford Conference (WHC) is being held in Queenstown, New Zealand from the 8th to 13th of March 2020. It is estimated that 450 Hereford enthusiasts and farmers from South and North America, Canada, Scandinavia, UK and Ireland and Australia will head to New Zealand for the conference. The conference offers a full…

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Vale Jason Sutherland

It is with great sadness that we wish to advise that Jason Sutherland passed away last Thursday 13th of June following a short illness. Jason will always be highly regarded by all those who worked with him including work colleagues and customers alike and will be sadly missed. Jason was a family man who with…

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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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