Sydney Royal Easter Show Results

The Hereford judging at the Sydney Royal Easter Show took place on Saturday April 13. 76 exhibits were entered in this year’s show from breeders across New South Wales and classes were judged by Peter Falls of Malton Shorthorns in the Riverina. The Canada Perpetual Cup for Best Exhibit was awarded to the senior and…

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Buyers’ Market at Drought Impacted Glen Innes Sale

The annual Glen Innes Blue Ribbon Weaner Sale was held on Friday April 12 where selling agents Landmark, Elders, and Newberry te Velde Carige Agencies yarded 1,854 mixed breed steer and heifer weaners. Prices were down due to the prolonged drought conditions which provided some good value opportunities for buyers. Buying strength was predominantly back…

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New Zealand Young Breeders Competition

Herefords Australia is calling for expressions of interest for youth members aged 18-30 to represent Australia in the Young Breeders Competition held in conjunction with the 2020 World Hereford Conference in New Zealand from 7th-13th March. Herefords Australia intends to assist with associated travel costs of up to two teams (four on each team). Please…

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Wodonga National Sale Catalogue Available Now

The 54th Herefords Australia National Show and Sale (Wodonga) catalogue is now available for viewing online HERE. Should you wish to receive a hard copy, please email your postal address to kdavies@herefordsaustralia.com.au You can also search and sort through the ABRI catalogue HERE. A dinner function will replace the cocktail function held in the past…

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Director Resignation

We advise that Tim Burvill has resigned as a Director of Herefords Australia Limited. Tim has been a Director since 2017 and during that time has made a substantial contribution to Herefords Australia. Particularly through his membership of the Marketing and Development Committee where his skills, vitality and enthusiasm assisted to change the image of…

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Whiteface heifers hit $1070 at competitive Ensay sale

The Victorian mountain calf sales continued at Ensay on Wednesday morning with a strong yarding of 1300 head of Hereford and Hereford-cross steers and heifers. Whiteface steers sold for a top price of $1220 and heifers hit $1070 due to strong competition from two live export orders. Hereford steers made between $420 and $970 to…

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Whiteface steers make to $1030 in a buyers market

South eastern Australian steer finishers converged on the Victorian high country on Tuesday to bid to $1030 for whiteface cattle at the circuit opener, the Benambra Calf Sale.  Selling agents Sharp Fullgrabe yarded 1600 yearling and weaner Hereford, Hereford cross, Angus and Euro steers and heifers for the March 12 sale at the Hinnomunjie yards. …

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Herefords Hitting the Domestic Market at Wilga Feedlot

Hereford steers and heifers have been performing well at Wilga feedlot in Bellata, NSW. Run by the MacCue family, Wilga feedlot turn off approximately 3000 head of cattle per year, predominantly to the Coles domestic market. Being a smaller, privately owned feedlot, Wilga purchase cattle of various breeds from a range of producers across the…

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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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