4th & 5th June 2018
Entries are now open for the 57th Herefords Australia National Show and Sale.
NEW FOR 2018 – Junior “N” Bulls Allowed
The following conditions apply:
- The bulls must be born between 1st January 2016 and 1st April 2017
- Birth Weight and 200 day weight and scanned data must be submitted to BREEDPLAN for the March run
- These bulls must be sire verified and free from all known genetic conditions
- They will be shown in with the juniors
- They will be sold in age descending order in their nominated selling agent’s Junior run
The Herefords Australia National Show & Sale (Dubbo) Show & Sale Management Committee has provided the following information to assist vendors and patrons prepare for the 2018 event.
At the November Board meeting of Herefords Australia, a ruling was made that all entries of the 2018 Show and Sale adhere to the following requirements:
All bulls must be sire verified.
All bulls must free of any known genetic conditions.
All entries must have a minimum of a ‘Hereford Standard Bundle’, which for $60 includes a Low Density Geneseek (50k), Sire Verification, HY, DL, IE, MSUD testing. If the animal is Polled, while not required, it is recommended to get the ‘Hereford Horn/Poll Bundle’, which for $70 includes all of the above including a Horn/Poll test.
All DNA samples must be received by the Herefords Australia office prior to the close of entry – 4pm 13th March 2018.
It is important to note that sires may require to be upgraded from Microsatelitte to a SNP. Contact Hannah Bourke at Herefords Australia to determine if your sires will require any upgrading prior to sire verification of your entries.
Catalogue notes for lots – vendors will be able to add Health Notes in the catalogue and this must be submitted at the time of entry – these may include results for bulls DNA test, poll test, gene markers test, disease tests and health status.
JBAS Score – a minimum score of 6 for the show and sale.
Entry Fee for 2018 will increase to $320 (includes GST)
DATES OF IMPORTANCE:
1st March 2018: BREEDPLAN cutoff. All bulls are required to have current reportable EBVs (February 2018 analysis) for birth weight, 200/400 or 600 day weights, fat depth (rib & rump), eye muscle area & intra muscular fat and must have scrotal measurement submitted to BREEDPLAN by 1ST March 2018.
13th March: Entries close. All DNA samples must be received by the Herefords Australia office or entries will be denied.
25th May: Final day to submit Auctionsplus photos and information on bull so it can be uploaded to Auctionsplus.
3rd June: Inspections commence at 9:00am
4th June: Judging
5th June: Sale