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Understanding Myostatin E226X

Recently, a copy of a Myostatin Gene mutation, known as Myostatin E226X, was described within the Shorthorn population in Australia. The Myostatin Gene is essential for the proper regulation of skeletal muscle mass. Mutations to the Myostatin gene make the gene less active or inactive, resulting in variations to normal phenotypes which can include muscular hypertrophy or double muscling.
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Richard Ham Life Membership Award

A very special event coincided with the dinner held at the National Show and Sale dinner. Richard Ham of Tataila Shorthorns, Moama, received a standing ovation when he was presented a Life Membership Award to Shorthorn Beef by Shorthorn Beef President Mathew Ashby.
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59th Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale

The 59th Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale has defied the trend this week, posting a very solid result despite extremely trying seasonal conditions across much of the sales traditional catchment area.
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2018 National Show Results

2018 National Show Results Nagol Park Shorthorns, Tamworth have taken the title of Grand Champion Bull at the 2018 Dectomax National Shorthorn Show and Sale with Nagol Park XLT M104. Comments from judge Stephen Peake of Bowen Poll Herefords and Peakes Angus, were “M104 is a standout. His display of phenotype, type of carcass and structure in a complete package.”
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JBS Swift Great Southern

IMG_3876For more information visit Swifts Great Southern website

Launched in late 2013, Great Southern and Great Southern Pinnacle Beef is produced under the JBS Farm Assurance program and is primarily sourced from British breeds of cattle that are raised in Southern Australia – extending as far and wide as Gippsland, South Western Victoria, Tasmania, King Island, Flinders Island, Southern New South Wales and South Australia. Superior genetic selection contributes to tender and well-marbled beef to deliver a succulent, tender and juicy beef product with the unique flavour grass fed beef is known for. Free range cattle that have been selected for the Great Southern Beef brand have never been treated with hormone growth promotants, antibiotics or GMOs.

In addition to fast becoming a globally recognised brand since its inception, Great Southern Beef is supported by Great Southern Lamb, making the Great Southern brand family a true multi-species offering to the world’s food service and retail industries.

The JBS Farm Assurance programme has been developed in conjunction with customers and suppliers to cater for the changing global markets. Consumers are placing more emphasis on food products that are fresh, wholesome, and safe and have been produced under acceptable animal welfare practices.

The JBS on farm QA program allows customers to have trust in the product we produce in regards to Food Safety, Quality, Animal Welfare and Traceability.

The JBS Farm Assurance Programme was implemented in 2011 providing assurance to JBS Australia and its customers that its suppliers consistently meet required food safety and animal welfare standards in their farming practices for this market.

The JBS Farm Assurance Programme is JAS-ANZ/ISO65 accredited and is established as an integral part of the farm management practices supplying this program. Independent verification audits are undertaken to confirm the integrity of the programme.

The basis of the program revolves around ensuring the supply chain from producer to processor meets expected standards for Food Safety, Animal Welfare, Quality assurance and traceability. A majority of the processes contained within the program focuses on documentation, management recording systems and provides the information required to complete animal status declarations to accompany livestock sent for processing.

 

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About Shorthorn

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.

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