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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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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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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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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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 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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Hereford Heifers Reach New Top of 444c/Kg And Steers To 459c/kg

Hereford heifers have sold up to 444c/kg, purebred steers to 459c/kg and Black Baldy steer weaners to 467c/kg on AuctionsPlus today. The feature lines of European Union accredited spring-drop weaners were offered by Cobungra Station, Omeo, Vic, and David Parker, Milbis Pty Ltd, Carboor, Vic. The Black Baldy steer weaners, aged eight to nine months,…

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Whiteface to Feature in Red Centre Annual Sale And Show

Rain has forced the postponement of the renowned Alice Springs annual Blue Ribbon show steer and weaner sale from June 30 to July 21. Territory Rural McPherson livestock manager David Eagleson confirmed a store sale of about 1800 head would be held at the Bohning yards, Roe Creek, on July 21. A prime cattle sale…

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Young Hereford Producer Makes Inroads in Asian Beef Markets

A young Hereford breeder making inroads into Asian beef export markets has urged producers to consider beef a value product rather than a commodity. Geoff Birchnell, of Brisbane, is co-principal of the Tamworth based Avignon Hereford stud, and left accountancy to establish the food export business, Ausgreen Foods, a year ago. Mr Birchnell was runner-up…

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Youth Ambassadors Honoured for Their Dedication to The Breed

Herefords Australia Youth ambassadors Nikki Williamson and Emma Keech have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to the breed. The young cattle handlers received certificates from Herefords Australia director Ken Ikin at the Herefords Australia Dubbo National Show and Sale on June 6. The young women had co-ordinated an auction which raised $3170 for Hereford…

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Youth Ambassador Hosted by New Zealand Hereford Association

Technology uptake and adaptability to change impressed Herefords Australia Youth ambassador Verity Price during a New Zealand tour. Verity, 19, of Canberra, toured the nation as a guest of the New Zealand Hereford Association. The scholarship aims to foster Hereford youth aged between 18 and 30 years and consisted of a 19 day itinerary from…

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2016 – 2017 Herefords Australia Youth Ambassador Program

The Herefords Australia Youth Ambassador Program is an initiative designed to engage the next generation of cattle enthusiasts. The program will allow Hereford Youth members to apply for a twelve month program where they will be expected to be actively involved in the Hereford Youth movement and other industry events. Up to 6 persons will…

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Fleetwood Outclasses Rivals for Grand Champion at Dubbo National

It was a Days day as the South Australian stud scooped the broad ribbon pool at the Herefords Australia Dubbo National Show and Sale, winning grand champion bull. Days Fleetwood K185 stormed through the classes to win the supermarket index performance class, intermediate and grand champion Poll Hereford bull for vendors Lachy and Lou Day,…

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Pat Pearce Re-Elected As Chairman of Herefords Australia

 Southern NSW Hereford and Poll Hereford breeder Pat Pearce has been re-elected as chairman of Herefords Australia. Mr Pearce, of Yavenvale Herefords and Poll Herefords, Adelong, was elected by the board of directors at the Herefords Australia annual general meeting in Dubbo last night. Newly elected director Lachy Day, Days Whiteface, Bordertown, SA, was appointed…

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