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.