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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Carcase Merit of Yearling Hereford Steer Claims Bronze

A purebred grass fed Hereford steer has won a bronze medal in the Australian Food Awards. A striploin from the yearling steer was entered by Matt and Debbie Kelley, Warragundi Beef, Curruabubula, NSW, in the RASV Royal Melbourne Australian Food Awards competition. Mr Kelley said the 12-13 month old steer had a dressed weight of…

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Move to SNP Based DNA

In order to be in a position to utilise genomic technologies, Herefords Australia have decided to move DNA testing from microsatellite technology (MIPs) to Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). All new samples received for DNA testing as of 1 July 2016 will be tested using SNP based tests. SNP based DNA gives Herefords Australia the opportunity…

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2016 East Gippsland Beef Conference – 16 August 2016

The 2016 East Gippsland Beef Conference this year combines the best of both worlds – a conference in a comfortable setting, and farm visits to innovative farms in the local area. Conference patrons can choose to visit either Shaun Beasley’s “Emu Park” farm, where measurement is king, and evidence-based agriculture is at work, Bonaccord Ingram, a large-scale vegetable and cropping…

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Email Notifications to Members

A number of Members have recently expressed concern that they are not receiving emails from Herefords Australia. If you are concerned that you are missing important email notifications from us, please follow this checklist: 1.    Have you recently changed your email address and/or your email service provider?  If so, have you advised Herefords Australia to…

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Hereford Beef Wins Bronze Medal in Australian Food Awards

One of the first Hereford herds to earn Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System certification has won a bronze medal in the 2016 Australian Food Awards. Greg and Lauren Newell run 120 Hereford females and followers on 101ha at Wingham, supplying PCAS certified grass fed beef under their own Linga Longa Farm brand. Under the RASV Royal…

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June 2016 TechTalk – Collecting Abattoir Carcase Information

The SBTS June 2016 TechTalk – Collecting Abattoir Carcase Information is now available. A PDF copy of the June 2016 TechTalk – Collecting Abattoir Carcase Information 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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Victorian Poll Hers Make Lasting Friendships And Promote The Breed

The Victorian Poll Hers have wound up after almost 40 years of promoting the breed, spreading good will and fostering lasting friendships. Founding member and treasurer Jenny Smith, of Tocumwal, said the inspiration behind the group was fellow breeder Shirley Sleigh. All interested women were invited to the first meeting, held after the Victorian Poll…

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