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Spring Fling Friday

Anybody chasing a Shorthorn bull will find there is something for all types and budgets at the annual Shorthorn Spring Fling sale at Tamworth Regional Livestock Facility this month.
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Shorthorn Youth shine in Adelaide

Twenty five Shorthorn handlers attended the annual all breeds SA Junior Heifer Expo during the July school holidays at the Adelaide Showgrounds.
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Temperament Scoring

Futurity Shorthorns are amongst Shorthorn breeders who have begun collecting temperament phenotypes to be used for the development of a Shorthorn Docility EBV.
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Ruby & Roan Elite Sale

The Ruby & Roan Elite Shorthorn Genetics Sale will be held on Tuesday 11th July during the Shorthorn Beef Gala Conference dinner, to be held at the Commercial Hotel, Dubbo commencing at 6.00pm. The sale is interfaced with AuctionsPlus for those breeders who can't attend on the day.
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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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