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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Enthusiastic Young Cattle Handlers Converge On Qld Heifer Show

Cattle evaluation, clipping demonstrations and meat judging were all on the program at the Queensland annual Hereford Heifer Show. Held at Clifton Showgrounds on July 1-3, the event drew 63 competitors aged from eight to 23, parading 83 head of cattle. Herefords Queensland Youth Association newly elected president Kate Reid said the event attracted many…

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Additions to Finance Committee

The Board is pleased to announce the addition of Robert O’Reilly to the Board’s Finance and Investment Committee (F&I). Robert joins Phil Gay as co-opted expert advisors to the Committee. Phil has been assisting the F&I Committee for the past two years. Robert’s appointment followed discussions at the June Board meeting. We are grateful to…

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Hereford Steer Weaners Break 500c/Kg Barrier in Red Hot Markets

Hereford steer weaners broke through the 500c/kg liveweight ceiling during June as the demand for whiteface cattle continued in the nation’s store markets. During the month, Hereford heifers hit 444c/kg, steers 520c/kg and cows and calves $3050 in a market driven by widespread rain and a shortage of numbers. A highlight of June was the…

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Hereford Youth Show Their Judging Expertise in Competition

Herefords Australia Youth members Kate Reid and Kate Shooter will compete against the nation’s best young carcass judges at this week’s Australian Intercollegiate Meat Judging. The competition has drawn around 170 entrants and is being held at Wagga, in southern NSW, from July 5-8. Kate Shooter, a rural science student, and Kate Reid, an animal…

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Herefords Dominate Sale, Show Classes and Commercial Steers

Demand for Poll Hereford bulls by central Australian beef producers remains strong with whiteface lots topping at $8500 at the annual Alice Springs show bull sale. Held on June 30-July 2, the show also featured an unveiling of two grandstands named in honour of three South Australian Poll Hereford breeders. Herefords went on to dominate…

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Long-Running Glen Innes Sale to Feature Catalogue Of 98 Bulls

Australia’s longest running regional multi-vendor bull sale, the Glen Innes Hereford Show and Sale, will feature a catalogue of 98 bulls. To be held at the Glen Innes saleyards in northern NSW on July 28-29, the 71st annual show and sale has drawn 17 NSW and Queensland vendors offering horned and polled bulls, and six…

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Call for Nominations for Bulls for Cohort 3 of the Black Baldy Trial

Nominations are now being called for bulls for the upcoming Cohort 3 of the Herefords Australia Black Baldy Trial. Criteria for bull nominations are: •         Must be Polled (Selected bulls will then be tested to ensure they are Homozygous Polled). •         Birth weight EBV < 5.0 •         Must have been birth weighed All bulls nominated…

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Yard Weaning Techniques in The Spotlight at Queensland Field Days

Queensland beef producers heard the latest tips and tricks on best practice weaning at a series of weaning acclimation workshops this month. Herefords Australia, with support from Meat & Livestock Australia and Coopers Animal Health, hosted the weaning acclimation field days at Taroom and Calliope. The workshops were facilitated by feedlot veterinarian Lachlan Strohfeldt, Bell Veterinary…

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Hereford Cross Vealer Calves Pay Dividends in MSA Awards

The carcass quality and compliance rates of Hereford genetics have helped Jim and Angela Schutz to a top three finish in the South Australian MSA Awards. The couple switched from dairy to beef production eight years ago, and use Hereford bulls over F1 females to produce vealer calves for the supermarket trade. Jim and Angela,…

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