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The Shorthorn breed is truly unique, from their distinctive roan colour, to their rich breed history and most importantly, the wonderful community of breeders, there is nothing else quite like a Shorthorn.

The key to the Shorthorn breeds advantage lies in their balanced genetic profile, driven by market participation that has been developed and refined, after more than 200 years of genetic selection under Australian conditions.

Since 1800, Australian cattle producers have turned to the Shorthorn breed to fulfill their genetic requirements; maternal efficiency, effective growth and carcass excellence.

From the romance of the outback to the legends of the high country, Shorthorn cattle were integral in building the Australian Beef industry, helping to feed and grow a nation.

Todays Shorthorn breeders are progressive and innovative, driven by the same passion to deliver outstanding performance and create value within the supply chain.

The Shorthorn breed demonstrates what happens when a rich history meets a bright future.

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Shorthorns have continued their streak of carcass competition wins, fresh off the back of winning the 2016 Borthwich trophy and also wins in the RAS Beef Challenge and the RNA Paddock to Palate, winning 2 more prestigious awards.
A heifer exhibited by the Calrossy Anglican School and bred by Southern Cross Shorthorns has won the Champion Light Weight animal at the 2016 Beef Bonanza, Scone, NSW.
The daughter of Southern Cross and Trojon Shorthorns herd sire, Futurity Hercules, was a twin calf at birth. The other twin calf, affectionately known as Stumpy, earlier took out the 2016 Royal Melbourne Show Lightweight steer champion and Reserve Champion steer.

Not to be outdone, a steer exhibited by Glengyron Shorthorns, Ballarat, has won the Purebred steer carcass competition at the 2016 Geelong Royal Show. Awarded a total of 80.6 points on the hook, the son of Spry's Primrose Buddy J17 received perfect scores for fat depths, fat colour and PH as well as 18.6 points for EMA. Entered in the Medium Yearling class, competition steers were processed at M C Hirds, Geelong.
The show capped off a succesful day for the Glegyron herd sire, Spry's Primrose Buddy J17, with a son, Glengyron Legacy L5, also being awarded Junior Champion Shorthorn bull.
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Nearly 50 producers attended a Thousand Guineas producers evening at the Mantra Pavilion in Wagga last Thursday.
Speakers included Jarrod Lees, MSA and Emily Perkins, Prime City feedlot, JBS Australia, who gave the attendees an insight into the performance of the Shorthorn feeder cattle that have been processed for the JBS Australia Thousand Guineas Shorthorn brand. Compliance to date has been excellent for the premium marble score 2 brand.
Producers were also given an explanation of the origins of the Thousand Guineas brand and some excellent feedback regarding the brands performance in the high end food service industry.
Many thanks to the Spry family for all their help coordinating the event.
Thousand Guineas was served at the event and was also served at the annual Top X conference dinner held in Dubbo, NSW on Saturday, with Top X agents in attendance given an appreciation of the quality of the product and of how the Thousand Guineas brand has been performing.
The Top X agency is a highly successful livestock and real estate agency group operating throughout Northern NSW and QLD. It was an honour to be able to attend the event.
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For those chasing the Shorthorn premium Fridays Auctions plus sale offers a tremendous opportunity to source quality Shorthorn breeding females.
Headlining Fridays offering is the entire draft of 2015 June July drop, Sprys blood heifers from Scholz Farming, Culcairn. Offered in 2 drafts, the first 36 head average 389kgs and the second 39 head average 343 kgs curfewed. These EU accredited females are NSM and straight from the top shelf.
Other lines include 60 Yearling Shorthorn heifers from Goondiwindi, averaging 362kgs, pregnancy tested empty.
Also a line of 40 NSM yearling heifers, average 320 kgs, offered from Cooma, NSW.
Noted breeders, the Macdougall family, Green Hills, Adelong, NSW will offer 20 Shorthorn cross PTIC heifers and 20 Shorthorn cross 3-4 year old PTIC cows, EU accredited to calve Feb 1st for 6 weeks. The Green Hills females are always in demand.
Just over 100 cows and calves will also be offered including a line of 46 NSM cows and calves from Berremangra, NSW.
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