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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Photo Competition – 2017 Herefords Australia Calendar

Calling all photographers! Caught an amazing Hereford scene on camera? Why not share it with us and enter our competition? We are looking for photos to appear in our 2017 Herefords Australia calendar. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your images and win some great prizes while doing so! To enter, simply send your…

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Five Young Industry Leaders Named As 2016-2017 Youth Ambassadors

Five young aspiring beef industry leaders have been named as the 2016-2017 Herefords Australia Youth Ambassadors. They are Sarah Day, South Australia, Oliver Jeffery, NSW, Emily Rabone, Queensland, Taylah-Rae Robinson, Vic, and William Vivers, NSW. The Herefords Australia Youth Ambassador program is an initiative designed to engage the next generation of cattle enthusiasts. Open to…

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Prices Rocket Skyward to 681c/Kg For Hereford Heifer Weaners

Prices for Hereford weaners have rocketed into unchartered territory with heifers selling for a whopping 681c/kg at the Bairnsdale store sale last Friday. 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. According to Meat…

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Herefords Australia Young Sire Program (HAYSP)

The future genetic success of Herefords Australia will be determined primarily by the quality of the young bulls and heifers selected for use in your breeding program. One of the three key factors that influence the rate of genetic gain, is the generational interval (length).  A recent analysis of the Hereford breed has shown that…

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Whiteface Prices Soar with Cows Hitting $2700 And Steers $2196

Whiteface cattle prices continued to soar in August store markets around the nation, with cows to $2700, heavy steers making to $2196 and weaner heifers topping at 444c/kg. Demand was red hot in Victoria’s Gippsland on the back of widespread rain and a shortage of numbers with lightweight Hereford weaners making to 488c/kg at Bairnsdale.…

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Steer Finishers Compete On Herefords to 446c/Kg In Gippsland

Gippsland steer finishers competed strongly on Hereford weaner and yearling steers at Bairnsdale, with prices hitting 446c/kg. Bairnsdale & Associated Agents yarded mixed sex weaners, unjoined heifers, and cows and calves for the August 26 sale. Heavier cattle sold to slightly easier rates than last week’s Greenwood Livestock sale, while the lighter cattle sold to…

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Organic Herefords in Hot Demand On Global Export Markets

Nose to tail products from organic Hereford cattle are being snapped up by Asian, Middle East and US consumers. OBE Organic sales and production executive Kirsty McCormack said organically certified Hereford carcasses were attracting a premium above the Eastern Young Cattle Indicator. Miss McCormack said demand was outstripping supply with Hereford producers encouraged to transition…

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MLA – Treat your cattle like Olympians

What does MSA beef have in common with Australian swimmer and Olympic gold medallist Kyle Chalmers? In both cases, glycogen is critical in optimising a gold standard performance. Leading up to a big event athletes optimise their performance by loading up their glycogen stores through energy-dense food.  During a race swimmers use glycogen stores to…

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Hereford Steer Weaners Sell to 431c/Kg At Gippsland Sale

Yearling Hereford steers have topped at 431c/kg at the Gippsland Regional Livestock Exchange store cattle sale. Selling agents Greenwood Livestock yarded 1000 grown and weaner steers, heifers, and cows and calves for the August 19 fixture held at Sale, Victoria. The sale was interfaced live with AuctionsPlus. Topping the grown Hereford steers was vendor Glen…

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2015 MSA Australian Beef Eating Quality Audit

The 2015 Australian Beef Eating Quality Audit has been generated from the analysis of MSA grading results for over 3.2 million cattle, processed and graded through 42 licenced processors across the country during the 2014-15 fiscal year.  Click Here to download the full document.

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Herefords Australia Corporate Review 2016 TOR

The board of Herefords Australia has requested an external party to review and provide an audit report of the corporate governance of HA for the benefit of the board directors and members. This review should include recommendations for updating of the constitution. Click Here to view the full terms of reference document. Any enquiries or…

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July 2016 TechTalk – Scan Data for Heifers is Valuable

The SBTS July 2016 TechTalk – Scan Data for Heifers is Valuable is now available. A PDF copy of the July 2016 TechTalk – Scan Data for Heifers is Valuable can be accessed by, Clicking Here.  If you have any questions, please contact Catriona Millen on 0409 102 6044 or via email catriona@sbts.une.edu.au

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2016 SBTS & TBTS Webinar Program

SBTS and TBTS will be running six webinars in 2016, with the first scheduled for 8pm AEST on Monday 12th September.  Click Here for further details and dates If you have any questions regarding the webinar program, please contact Catriona Millen on (020) 6773 3357.

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Yearling Hereford Steers Set Tamworth Sale Alight at $2237

Yearling Hereford steers hit an impressive $2237 at the Tamworth Prime Cattle Sale in northern NSW yesterday. The sale, conducted by Tamworth Livestock Selling Agents Association, yarded 1079 head – up from 725 last week. A highlight of the sale was the cull bull prices, with a Hereford bull topping the category on $3165. Weighing…

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Hereford Steer Weaners Top at 450c/Kg At Dubbo Store Sale

Hereford cows have topped at 388c/kg and weaner steers at 450c/kg at last week’s Dubbo store sale in central western NSW. Widespread rain drew a strong crowd, resulting in a solid market on the reduced yarding of 845 head at the sale on August 5. MLA’s National Livestock Reporting Service quoted the steer and heifer…

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Hereford Cross Steer Wins Middleweight Grand Champion at Ekka

A Hereford cross steer was sashed grand champion led steer and sold under the hammer for an impressive $22/kg dressed weight at the 2016 Brisbane Royal. The 10-month-old Limousin-Hereford cross steer was exhibited by Chris and Michele Law, Hunday Herefords, Quirindi, NSW, and was sashed as middleweight champion and grand champion led steer. The couple…

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