Herefords Australia Announces Appointment of General Manager and Manager of Research and Technical Implementation

The Herefords Australia Board recognises that one of the most important challenges that faces the Hereford breed in Australia is the successful implementation and utilization of genetic and genomic technologies.  It also believes that fundamental to the success of the breed is the engagement of commercial Hereford breeders and providing tools and knowledge that can…

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Herefords Australia Board of Directors Election – Results

To all Hereford Australia Members, The results of the 2017 Herefords Australia board election have been sent by the returning officer Sam Notley at 9.15am his morning.  In accordance with the constitution, Bill Kee and Geoff Bichnell have been elected as Horn representatives and Tim Burvill, Tony Haggarty and Trish Worth have been elected as Poll representatives.  This will be confirmed…

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Grathlyn takes grand award at Dubbo Poll Hereford National

by The Land FULFILLING the “pinnacle” of the family’s Poll Hereford history, Grathlyn Landmark L048 took out the junior and grand championships of the 56th Dubbo Poll Hereford National at Dubbo today.Grathlyn co-principal, Max Rayner, Hargraves, said the award was “humbling” as some of the best of the breed were exhibited by all breeders at this event. “This…

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Dubbo Herefords top at $65,000

by The Land BULLS sold to four states with the $65,000 sale-topper heading to Victoria’s Gippsland region at the 56th Dubbo National Poll Hereford Show and Sale today. In an 88 per cent auction clearance 80 bulls sold from 91 to average $9288. Forty junior bulls topped at $20,000 to average $8025 while 40 senior bulls…

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Preferred Biosecurity Plan

Dear breeder, Please find attached the preferred Biosecurity Plan which needs to be completed (including Section 7 for Johne’s Disease) by 30 June 2017 if you wish to maintain your current Transitional J-BAS score. If you do not have a Biosecurity Plan in place by 30 June 2017 your herd will drop to J-BAS 0.For…

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Herefords Australia Constitution Comparison

Dear Herefords Australia Member, A number of breeders have asked for further information on why a new constitution has been developed and what the critical changes are. To assist with this the following document has been created.  Click Here to download the document. Regards Alex Ball CEO    

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Proposed Constitution DRAFT

Dear Herefords Australia Member,  As indicated on Friday please find included in this email blast a link to the proposed constitution that has been developed in response to Pogson review. The board has received legal advice that it is simply good governance that a draft of the proposed constitution is released for member consultation and…

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‘Is big bankable?’ – Industry Event 23rd May 2017

Understanding Breeder Size to Optimise Profitability.This is the question that will be asked at the upcoming industry event to be held at Walcha Vet Supplies on the 23rd of May 2017. Although the topic seems simple, it is believed the economic complexities run deep and are profit profound.The event has enlisted expert speakers who will…

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Lassoo ropes in grand champion at Wodonga

by Kristen Frost The Land – 10 May 217 Glendan Park Lassoo L137 (H) has won the grand champion bull exhibit at the 52nd Herefords Australia National Show and Sale at Wodonga today. Exhibited by Alvio Trovatello, Glendan Park Herefords, Kyneton, Victoria, Lassoo first won intermediate champion before he was sashed grand champion. A son of Warringa Google…

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Herefords set new average at Wodonga

by Kristen Frost The Land – 12 May 2017 A commercially underpinned sale sent the average to a record high at the Herefords Australia National Sale at Wodonga yesterday.  The sale was without the intense top prices witnessed at last year’s event, but the clearance and average increase told the story. Out of the 168 integrated horned and…

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Advertise in the 2017 Winter Edition of Herefords Australia Magazine

Herefords Australia is set to publish a bumper winter 2016 edition of the breed’s own magazine. Due out in July in time for the spring bull sales, it will be packed full of major stud and commercial sales, carcass results, youth, branded beef, feedlot trials, Royal Show results, commercial on-farm stories, marketing and research developments. This is an outstanding opportunity for advertisers to promote their products, breeding…

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Resignation – Dr Alex Ball

Dear Herefords Australia Member,   It is with regret that I inform you that Dr Alex Ball has tendered his resignation as CEO of Herefords Australia effective the 30th June 2017. Dr Ball will continue to operate as the CEO until that date and has the full support of the board to do so. The board…

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ARCBA – Young Breed Leaders Workshop

This workshop is targeted at young breeders in the age range of 20-35 years of age to help inspire and prepare them for senior management roles within the beef breeding industry. The underlying theme will be “What is the role of genetics in a modern Australian beef industry”. Herefords Australia are entitled to 5 participants in the…

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BREEDPLAN – Completeness of Performance Report

Just how much performance data is collected for Australian Herefords each year? Are certain traits better recorded than others? Given that this performance data is used to calculate BREEDPLAN EBVs, it is useful to review just how much data is collected for each trait, across the calving drops. To do this, the ‘Completeness of Performance’…

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New Schedule of Fees & DNA Request Form

Please ensure that you are referring to the current Schedule of Fees (31st March 2017) and using the most recent DNA Request Form when submitting DNA to Herefords Australia.  Note that the current forms and documents can always be found on the Forms page in the Member Services drop down menu. Click Here for Schedule…

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New Poll Testing Available for Herefords Australia Members

  Current status for the Hereford breed The microsatellite based haplotype test for Poll (POLL) (MLA project B.AWW.0222) developed by researchers at CSIRO, University of New England and The University of Queensland has been a major improvement on tests previously available. It was designed to be suitable for Bos taurus breeds, Bos indicus breeds and…

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Mountain Calf Sales Finish With High of $1710 For Steers At Omeo

Buyers were met with one of the best line-ups of Hereford weaner calves in the nation for the 77th annual Omeo Weaner Calf sale on Wednesday, with steers hitting $1710. Selling agents Elders yarded 2000 Hereford and Hereford-Shorthorn cross yearling and weaner steers and heifers for the sale. The fixture finalised two days of selling…

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2017 Mountain Calf Sales Reveal Whiteface Dominance

Hereford vendors pocketed an extra $100 a head for their steers above other British breeds in a record breaking 77th annual Mountain Calf Sales this week. Held at Benambra, Ensay and Omeo on March 14-15, the mountain calf sales yarded a total of 7995 cattle to average $1123 – a jump of $158 on last…

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Hereford Cross Steers Reach New High Of $1570 At Benambra Calf Sale

Steer finishers, backgrounders and processors converged on the Victorian high country on Tuesday to bid to $1570 for whiteface cattle at the circuit opener, the Benambra Calf Sale. Selling agents Sharp and Fullgrabe yarded 1800 yearling and weaner Hereford, Hereford cross and Angus steers and heifers for the March 14 sale at the Hinnomunjie yards.…

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