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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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How to transfer ownership

Why is it necessary to transfer ownership?

Under Shorthorn Beef regulations, calves may only be registered to the herd ident recorded for each female.

This means that females, that are used for the purpose of breeding registered Shorthorn cattle, must be registered to the new owner before resulting progeny may be registered to the new owners ident.

Transferring cattle is simple. Simply fill out the transfer form and return to the Shorthorn Beef Office.

Transfer of Ownership Form.

It is a requirement that transfer details are submitted by the vendor to Shorthorn Beef within 60 days from the transaction date. The Vendor is responsible for transfer of animals into the Purchasers herd and also payment of any transfer fee.

For Registered Sires that produce progeny by natural service, that are intended to be registered with Shorthorn Beef, it is a requirement that ownership is transferred to the new herd ident during the joining period. In the case of leased or borrowed Sires, it is necessary to submit to Shorthorn Beef a Permit for Registration of Progeny Bred from a Borrowed Animal form, signed by the lessor or borrower.

For calves born by Embryo Transfer, where the embryos were collected post December 31st 2007, to a Donor Dam registered to another herd ident, it is not a requirement that the donor dam be transferred to the herd ident recording the Embryo Transfer calves.

It is also a requirement that before registering the progeny of Sires or Donor dams that the Sire and/or Donor dam has been DNA profiled using the Society approved DNA laboratory and that the DNA profile is stored at the Shorthorn Beef office. It is a good time when transferring either Stud Sires or Donor dams to ensure that a DNA sample has been submitted.

In the case of Embryo Transfer calves bred from a Borrowed or Leased animal, then an Application for ET Registration of Progeny Bred from a Borrowed or Leased Animal form, must be filled out and returned to Shorthorn Beef, prior to the registration of the resulting progeny.

 

 

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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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