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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Vale Ken Mackay

Ken Mackay, one of the principals of the famous Merawah Poll Hereford stud, passed away peacefully during the past week aged 93 years. Ken and his wife Judy, a former patron of the Australian Poll Hereford Society, took over the running of the Merawah Stud from Judy’s father, JH Doyle, one of the founding fathers…

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Vale Alison Johnson

Alison Johnson, formerly of Norolle Poll Herefords passed away peacefully on the 15th of January 2019 aged 77 years. Alison was the much loved Wife of Clyde and Mother, Mother-in-law and Nan of Julie, Kirrily, Greg, and their families. Loved sister of Peter and family. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Alison’s funeral,…

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Tasmanian Buying Spree on Whiteface Cattle at Wodonga

The run of whiteface weaner sales finished the week at Wodonga on Friday with autumn 2018-drop steers ringing the bell at $1150 and heavy heifers making $1135. Selling agents Brian Unthank Rural, Peter Ruaro Rodwells and Schubert Boers yarded 3703 Hereford, Hereford cross and Euro mixed sex weaners on January 11. All categories across the…

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Hereford Weaner Steers Hit $1259 at Hamilton

Lot feeders and repeat buyers bid up to 319c/kg and paid a top price of $1259 for Hereford steers at Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon. A total of 2574 Hereford and Euro cross weaner steers and heifers were yarded on the day and sold as 145 lots. Hereford steers made 251-319c/kg, crossbred steers made 260-310c/kg and…

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Whiteface Weaners Top at 345c/kg in Solid Sale at Wodonga

Lot feeders and steer finishers were out in force at the Wodonga Premier Hereford/Euro and Other Breeds grown and weaner sale, paying to 345c/kg for whiteface weaners. Selling agents Elders, Corcoran Parker and Landmark Paull & Scollard yarded 6200 Herefords, black baldies and Euro cross steers and heifers on January 10. Topping the purebred weaner…

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Top Herefords Make $1176 at Casterton

The western districts weaner sales continued on Wednesday morning at Casterton with a quality yarding of Hereford steers. The top dollar per head price was paid for 26 of the Lambert family’s Taronga steers averaging 383kg. The EU steers made $1176 or 307c/kg and were sold to Landmark Leongatha. Taronga also reached the equal top…

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Premium for EU Hereford Steers at Hamilton

The Victorian western districts weaner sales kicked off on Tuesday afternoon at Hamilton with a quality yarding of 2986 steer weaners. Bullock fatteners and feedlot backgrounders paid a premium for quality EU Hereford steers while the live export market snapped up around 600 head on the day. The opening Hereford pen of the afternoon was…

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Inaugural Cootamundra Heifer Show a Hit

By Sophie Holt The inaugural Cootamundra Hereford Heifer Show was held on the 4th to the 6th of January 2019 at Cootamundra Showgrounds. The Hereford heifer show was run by the Cootamundra Show Society with the assistance of the Southern NSW Hereford Breeders Group. The Hereford Heifer Show was designed to encourage and inspire local…

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Trait Leading Sires Offer Solutions to Red Meat Supply Chain

A Super Sires program launched by Herefords Australia is set to deliver high performance whiteface genetics to the cattle industry. The Hereford True Genetics – Super Sires program was launched this month (December) and identifies trait-leading sires offering solutions to stud and commercial breeders. Intramuscular fat (IMF) has been identified as the initial focus, with…

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Director Resignation

We advise that Scott Hann, Vice Chairman of the Herefords Australia Board has resigned as a director of Herefords Australia this week. Extenuating personal circumstances have caused Scott to make this decision, one which he has not made lightly. Scott has been a director since 2012 and has been Vice Chairman of the board since…

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Scholarship Winner Has Passion For Animal Nutrition

A young leader in the Australian beef industry has been announced as the winner of the prestigious CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship from Herefords Australia. Aleacea Nixon, of Queensland, receives the scholarship bursary to undertake studies to benefit the Australian Hereford industry. The scholarship embodies the love of Herefords and a keen interest in youth by…

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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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