More Whiteface Cattle Needed to Fill 10,000 Head Pastoral Order

A single pastoral order seeking 10,000 whiteface cattle is one third of the way to being filled, with more cattle sought. The call was made in early October to the marketplace for 10,000 whiteface weaners for grass finishing to domestic trade and bullock weights. Landmark divisional livestock and stud stock manager, John Settree, Dubbo, said…

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Australian Institute of Company Directors Course

Cattle Council of Australia –  The long term productivity and profitability of the grassfed beef industry is reliant on the industry being represented by producers with strong corporate governance and leadership skills. Cattle Council of Australia, in conjunction with Meat & Livestock Australia, are providing the opportunity for fourteen grassfed beef producers to develop their…

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Genuine Herd Dispersal Presents Opportunity For Restockers

Restockers will have the opportunity to source larger numbers of quality breeding females at the genuine herd dispersal of Mt Hope and Beverley Downs in central NSW next month. The Hereford herd is based on Ironbark, Yavenvale and Talbalba genetics, and will be offered on AuctionsPlus on Friday, December 2. The draft comprises 502 cows,…

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Commercial Producers Await Outcomes Of Crossbreeding Trial

A Herefords Australia crossbreeding trial is set to generate controlled, accurate data on the commercial value of crossbred beef genetics using Hereford sires over Angus females. The Black Baldy trial is a partnership between Herefords Australia, Adelaide University, Greenham Tasmania, Meat and Livestock Australia and Musselroe Beef. The project has received 50 per cent co-operative…

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Hereford Steer Weaner Prices Reach Red Hot High of 660c/Kg

Hereford weaner steers hit a new breed record in the physical auction market of 660c/kg in Victoria this week. And, restocker demand continued for whiteface breeders with three-in-one Poll Hereford units selling for $2360 in the on-line auctions. Steers weighing under 200kg returned a high of 600-660c/kg at Bairnsdale on November 11, eclipsing the previous…

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Where to With Genomics – Webinar

The sixth and final 2016 SBTS and TBTS Webinars, 'Where to With Genomics?', was held last night. The webinar was recorded and is now available on the SBTS/TBTS YouTube channel:  For more information, contact: Catriona Millen Technical Officer Southern Beef Technology Services ABRI, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351 Ph: (02) 6773 3357 Mob:…

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Collaborative Opportunities Between Nz And Australian Breeders

Trans-Tasman opportunities based around people, science and collaboration ensure a bright future for the breed, according to NZ Herefords president Phill Barnett. A group of five representatives from the NZ Herefords Association toured southern NSW this week as part of the Trans-Tasman Beef Cow Productivity Project. The project is a collaboration between Meat & Livestock…

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Trans-Tasman Cow Productivity Project To Deliver Fertility Tools

A Trans-Tasman cow productivity project is set to deliver Hereford producers the tools to lift fertility and profitability in their females. The Trans-Tasman Beef Cow Productivity Project is a collaboration between Meat & Livestock Australia, and Beef +Lamb New Zealand Genetics, and involves members of Herefords Australia and NZ Herefords. It encompasses about 20 Hereford…

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Demand Continues For Whiteface Breeders And Heavy Steers

Despite markets around the nation this week suffering reduced yardings and the northern sales on a cheaper trend, restockers continued to seek out whiteface breeders. At one of the nation’s biggest indicator saleyards at Wodonga on Tuesday, Hereford steers, 692kg, made 320c/kg or $2216 for vendor B Richens, Wangaratta, in the prime market. R &…

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Vale Clive McEachern

We sadly report the passing of AHS Past President and Life Member, Clive McEachern, Ardno Herefords, Inverleigh, Victoria. Clive passed away on Sunday, November 6 after a brief illness. The Ardno Stud was registered in 1935 by Clive’s father Ralph and became widely recognised as one of the finest female herds in Australia. During the…

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Commercially Focused Mangement Style A Winner For Jock

A management style driven by commercial profitability has resulted in Hereford producer Jock Nivison being named as a finalist in the NSW Farmer of the Year Award. Mr Nivison, 34, of Walcha, NSW, is part of the family partnership running the Yalgoo herd of 350 performance recorded cows, a commercial cow herd and a flock…

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Steer Finishers Chase Hereford Steers to 561c/kg at Bairnsdale

In a busy week for spring store sales across southern Australia last week, steer finishers paid to 561c/kg for Hereford weaner steers and $2525 for breeders. Herefords were also in demand at the Myrtleford annual spring cattle sale, topping the cow and calf, steer and heifer categories. In Victoria’s south-west at Hamilton, purebred heavy steers…

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Phone System Down

The office is currently without phones, the issue has been lodged with our provider and will hopefully be resolved tomorrow. Please email info@www.herefordsaustralia.com.au

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Notice of General Meeting

To the Herefords Australia Member, On behalf of the Herefords Australia Board, I wish to notify all Herefords Australia members that on the 5th of October members submitted to the company 12 resolutions to remove all twelve directors (section 203D) from the Herefords Australia Board.  The number of eligible votes received from members submitting the…

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Lot Feeder Seeks EU-Accredited Steers for Hereford Brand

One of Australia’s biggest lot feeder, Whyalla Beef, has appealed for European Union accredited steers to supply their popular Hereford Reserve branded product. The company has a 130-day whiteface program at their feedlots at Whyalla, Texas, Qld; Bective at Tamworth, NSW, and Peechelba at Wangaratta, Vic. Whyalla Beef national livestock manager Greg Krarup said quality…

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Opportunity for New and Young Breeders to Experience Herefords

An opportunity to experience the Hereford breed, ranging from products and information to feeding, animal selection and a seedstock auction, will be held in the Sydney basin next month. The Sydney Regional Hereford Group will hold the Hereford Experience Day on Saturday, November 5, from 10am, at Elm Vale, 531 Old South Road, Mittagong. Group…

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Herefords Go Sky High in September Store Markets to Hit 681c/kg

Prices for Hereford weaners rocketed into unchartered territory in September with heifers selling for a whopping 681c/kg at Bairnsdale. Purebred steer weaners hit 580c/kg in the same sale while at the Central Tablelands Livestock Exchange, Carcoar, NSW, Hereford steers hit a high of 500c/kg and Black Baldies 521c/kg. Black baldy steers continued to lift, topping…

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Whiteface Spring Sale Season Clears $9 Million Worth of

The Hereford breed has steamrolled through the 2016 spring on-property bull sales season, clearing 1286 bulls around the nation worth a thumping $9 million. A total of 40 on-property sales were held in Victoria, Tasmania, NSW, and Queensland from June 16 to September 13. In the break-up, 1286 horned and polled bulls were sold from…

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Applications Open for 2016 CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship

Herefords Australia invites applications for the 2016 CM Hocking Memorial Scholarship. Applications will be considered from Australian citizens who are undertaking a course of study that will be applied to the breeding, care and maintenance of Hereford cattle and/or will be of benefit to the Australian Hereford industry. Applications are to be in writing and…

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Talis Twilight Steals The Show At 2016 Melbourne Royal

Junior heifer Talis Twilight L962 stole the limelight by winning supreme whiteface exhibit of the 2016 Melbourne Royal Show. Judge Peter Collins, Tennyson, Vic, gave the Karina Cherry daughter the junior and grand championships before also awarding her the supreme broadribbon. The June 2015 drop heifer was out of Talis Twilight H951 and exhibited by…

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Herefords Set the Pace at Eastern Seaboard Store Markets

Despite wet conditions and reduced yardings, Hereford cattle continued to be among the market toppers at eastern seaboard store sales last week. Hereford weaner steers topped the Bairnsdale store cattle market in Victoria on September 23 at 589c/kg and sold to 578c/kg at Dubbo, in central NSW, on the same day. At Bairnsdale, nine Hereford…

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