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Consumers Drive Demand

No matter how eating quality is defined by the industry moving forward, one thing is clear, nothing will matter unless that quality is consistently appreciated by the consumer.
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2018 Magazine Prospectus

The Shorthorn Beef Magazine is a high quality, 64 page A4 publication, distributed nationally in January. The magazine covers topics relevant to all Cattle Breeders including new technologies, market opportunities, productivity improvements and resource utilisation projects.
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2017 Royal Hobart Show Results

Congratulations to all exhibitors! Full results now available.
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Vale Knox Durrant

It is with deep regret that we note the passing of renowned Shorthorn breeder Knox Durrant. A Memorial Service in thanksgiving for the life of Mr Knox Durrant will be held at the Echuca Moama Uniting Church cnr of Hare & Pakenham Streets, Echuca on Monday November 6, 2017 commencing at 4:00 pm. We sincerely offer our condolences to the Durrant family at this time.
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Understanding the Different Registers

Shorthorn Beef Registers record the pedigree details of Shorthorn cattle and much more, including the colour, horn status and birth date.

The Shorthorn breed holds the oldest breed registry in the world. Maintaining this great legacy is an important role of the society.

Only Shorthorn cattle registered with one of the Shorthorn Beef registers are eligible for inclusion in the Shorthorn Group Breedplan.

Shorthorn Beef has five different registration levels


HBR – HERD BOOK RECORDED

The HBR register is the highest level of registration available. Herd Book registered animals are registered in the Shorthorn Society of Australia Herd Book.

HBR Shorthorn cattle are entitled to be included in Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN.


SFR – SHORTHORN FOUNDATION REGISTER

The SFR register is for purebred, commercial, Shorthorn cattle. Animals that have been included in the Shorthorn Foundation Register are eligible to upgraded to HBR status.

The Shorthorn Foundation Register allows commercial cattle of significant value to be included as registered Shorthorns, allowing them to be included in Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN.


SAR – SHORTHORN APPENDIX REGISTER

The SAR register is  a supplementary Herdbook which records the registration details of appendix animals from 1/2 Shorthorn cattle up to 15/16 Shorthorn cattle, at which point they are eligible for registration as HBR.

The SAR register allows Shorthorn cross cattle to be included as registered Shorthorns, allowing them to be included in Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN.


COM – SHORTHORN COMMERCIAL REGISTER

The COM register is a supplementary Herd Book, which records the registration details of commercial Shorthorn cattle.

COM registered Shorthorn cattle are entitled to be included in Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN.


MBR – MULTI BREED REGISTER

The MBR is a supplementary register which records the registration details of Hybrid and Composite Shorthorn cattle that are bred for the purpose of Seedstock production.

MBR registered Shorthorn Hybrid and Composite cattle are entitled to be included in the Shorthorn Multi Breed Group BREEDPLAN.

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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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