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2017 National Shorthorn Show & Sale Entry Forms

The 58th Dectomax National Shorthorn Show & Sale 2017 will be held 13th & 14th June. Entry Forms are now available.
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Longreach Sale returns in 2017

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2017 Nominations for Directors

Just a friendly reminder that nominations for the 2017 Election of Directors close Tuesday 21st February 2017.
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Narralda Shorthorns 2017 success

Narralda Shorthorns have achieved a 100% clearance for a top of $13,500 and an average of $7,100, up $2,217 on their 2016 results.
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Meet the Producers – WA

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Upcoming beef workshops

Shorthorn Beef will be conducting two Beef Production workshops in early February, one in SA and one in VIC.
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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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There are some quality lines of Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross females selling on Auctionsplus tomorrow for those chasing future breeders.

Lot 802
20 PTIC EU Shorthorn heifers
436 Kgs 18-19 months old.
A/C Peter McKay Partnership
Nyngan, NSW

Lot 648
32 PTIC EU Shorthorn cows
599 Kgs 3.5 - 9.5 years
A/C Tullatula P'Ship
Bundarra, NSW

Lot 700
72 PTIC EU Shorthorn & Shorthorn cross heifers
420 Kgs 18-20 months old
A/C Hollymount
Coonabarabran, NSW

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Crathes Park Shorthorns, Vasse, WA will hold their annual bull sale on March 24th at the Muchea Livestock Centre to commence at 1pm.
Included in the line up will be several outstanding sons of homebred sire, Crathes Hastings H42 (TCPH42), a curve bending sire and currently one of the highest IMF% bulls in the Shorthorn Beef.
One of the lead sons is Crathes Lombard L34 (TCPL34) who Crathes Park principal, Phil Burnett, describes as an outstanding stud sire prospect. Descended from the same Enia family line as Hastings himself, Lombard offers above average growth and EMA with positive fats and exceptional IMF% figures.
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The first 2017 Shorthorn bull sale has got underway after Narralda Shorthorns, Albany, WA offered 20 Shorthorn sires and 49 heifers at their annual production sale at the Mt. Barker saleyards complex last week. The average for this year’s sale was an amazing $2,217 higher than the Narralda 2016 average.
In what could only be described as a very impressive offering of Shorthorn cattle, Narralda achieved a 100% clearance rate, demonstrating the demand for long term Shorthorn breeder and Shorthorn Beef life member, Alex Burrow’s program.
Buying support was a mix of both dedicated Shorthorn breeding programs and new buyers in a sale Mr. Burrow described as “very good”.
Top priced bull was Narralda Lieutenant, who sold for $13,500 to Nat James, Milly Milly Station, Murchison WA. The red sire, a son of Sprys Global Demand was knocked down to Mr. James after he secured the final bid from under bidders, Kevin and Robin Yost, Liberty Shorthorns, Toodyay. In total, Mr. James purchased 7 Shorthorn sires at the sale for an average of just over $6,600, to join to some of their 3,000 breeders.
The second top priced bull was purchased by Mal Philips, Manjimup for $11,000. Other purchasers included Chris James, Hyden, WA purchasing a roan sire for $9,500 and Matt and Felicity Della Gola, Tonebridge Grazing, Tonebridge, who purchased a sire for $8,750.
Support from Eastern States was also felt as John and Lyn Nitschke, Carlton Shorthorns, Hahndorf, SA also purchased a roan sire with great structure for $8,500.
In total, 20 Shorthorn sires were offered and sold to return a top price of $13,500 and an outstanding average of $7,100.
Mr. Burrow said, “In terms of the heifers offered, they also sold well, with a growing number of commercial buyers wanting top heifers for their breeding programs.”
A total of 15 registered heifers and 34 purebred commercial heifers were offered.
Top priced heifer at $3,500 was a 9-month old red daughter of Sprys Global Demand, selling to the Yost family, Liberty Shorthorns, Toodyay, who purchased a total of 6 stud heifers on the day.
Tonebridge Grazing purchased two heifers for their Arcadia Shorthorn stud, paying to a top of $2,050 for their choices.
Volume bull purchasers, Milly Milly Station also purchased 4 registered heifers, paying to $1,700 for their selection.
Volume buyer of the commercial heifers on offer was Richard Moody, Greenwood Estate, Busselton who bid successfully on 23 head, paying up to $1,800 for one pen of 5 head.
11 head of commercial heifers and 2 stud heifers, sold to AF & HM Hawley, Albany, who paid to $1,700 for a pen of 9 month heifers.
In total 15 9-month old stud heifers sold to a top of $3,500 and an average of $1,797 whilst 34 commercial heifers sold to an average of $1,529. In total the heifers averaged $1,611, more than $500 more than last year’s average.
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