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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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Buying Shorthorn Bulls

IMG_4050Shorthorn Breeders are some of the most progressive and innovative breeders in Australia.

They are also found Australia wide.

Buying a bull is more than just another purchase, it is an investment in your business and the genetic progress of your herd.

These days, there is an amazing amount of technical skills employed to breed quality Shorthorn sires for you.

From endless hours of research to analyse the most suitable genetics, to on farm quality assurance programs, to the most modern genetic evaluation tools, to phenotypic analysis and interpretation, making the grade as a sale bull requires each sire to pass through a rigorous exam before they are presented to you.

What does this mean for you?

This means that when you attend a Shorthorn Beef members sale that you can rest assured they have done a lot of the hard work for you.


Finding a Shorthorn Beef member

Shorthorn Beef members are located Australia wide.

To assist you to locate a member near you, or find a specific breeder, Shorthorn Beef provides a Member Search function.

Shorthorn Beef Member Search


Finding a Shorthorn Sire by EBV Search

Shorthorn Beef members utilise Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN.

Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN is one of the most advanced genetic evaluation systems in the world.

You can search for active Shorthorn Bulls depending on your criteria, allowing you to identify sires that may best compliment your breeding program.

To understand how to use Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN to assist you to select your Shorthorn Bulls please visit the

BREEDPLAN and the Bull Buyer Page.

Shorthorn Beef provide an advanced search function that will allow you to select Shorthorn Sires within your desired range.

Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN EBV Search


Finding a Sale near you

Shorthorn Beef members conduct Auctions annually at different times of the year. They also hold Private Treaty Sales where you can select bulls in the paddock.

Whilst not every sale is listed on the Shorthorn Beef website, many breeders do list their catalogues here, so feel free to look through the list of upcoming sales.

Shorthorn Beef Sale Catalogues

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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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