The New Approach to Johnes Disease in Cattle

The new, national approach to Johne’s disease (JD) in cattle – the BJD Framework – offers a fresh approach to the management of the endemic disease. It focuses on managing on-farm biosecurity risk rather than controlling disease through regulation and treats JD as just one of many diseases that producers must manage within their business. Supported by more…

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Vote Counts from General Meeting

Dear Members, Roberts and Morrow have now provided Herefords Australia with the final vote counts on the motions put forward to the General Meeting held on 1st December 2016 at Armidale. Click here to view full results

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Demand Continues for Herefords Across All Categories

Hereford steers hit a new breed record of 660c/kg in store sales during November as the sales momentum continued across the nation. Restocker demand was strong for whiteface breeders with three-in-one Poll Hereford units selling for $2360 in the on-line auctions, and cows with young calves topping at $2400 in the store market. Heavy grown…

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Grassfed Hereford Steers Dominate Carcass Competition

Grass finished Hereford steers dominated the carcass competition at the recent Noorat Show in Victoria’s western district. Herefords Australia life member Ken Hodge has supported carcass competitions throughout the state for decades and came up trumps at the Noorat show on November 19 with his five yearling purebred steers. The hoof and hook competition drew…

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Temperament And Weight Gain Impresses Best Selling Author

Best selling author and Hereford steer finisher Michael Keenan is looking forward to offering his grass finished heavy steers sourced out of the 2016 weaner sales. Mr Keenan had created waves at the Wodonga market in February when he bought the lightweight weaners, paying to 438c/kg – a new record at the time for Hereford…

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Australian Bred Cattle Dominate World Hereford Judging

Australia has won gold medals with a powerful male and female entry in the 2016 Champion of the World and Hereford – Miss World judging. Tondara Uptowns Novelty 126 won gold in the 2016 Hereford – Miss Asia/Africa category with Australia’s polled bull entry Days Fleetwood K185, winning gold in the 2016 Hereford – Champion…

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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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