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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Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross steers have sold for an outstanding $4.25 c/kg in todays AuctionPlus sale as recent rain helps to fuel the market.
The 104 head of EU accredited, 7-8 month old weaned steers were offered account "Arranmore"Pastoral Co, Manilla, NSW and returned $990 per head.
69 head, EU heifers, sisters to the Arranmore steers also sold for $780 per head or $3.92 c/kg.
The Arranmore weaners were by Nero, Nagol Park and Dunbeacon bulls.
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Some excellent lines of Shorthorn breeding females are already booked on AuctionsPlus for Fridays Eastern States sales.
For more details check out the AuctionsPlus website.

Shorthorn EU 3 year old Shorthorn Cows
A/c TELANG PASTORAL CO
Shorthorn EU 4 and 5 year old Shorthorn cows
A/c TELANG PASTORAL CO Contact: SCOTT BITTNER 0428673128

23 PTIC Shorthorn Cows ,Vendor Bred, 3 to 6 Years, PTIC to Shorthorn And Red Angus Bulls
A/c SA & JT Zweck Contact: Brett George 0438339135

Shorthorn EU PTIC 1 Mark Shorthorn heifers In calf to Wagyu Bulls.
A/c Kotupna Grazing Contact: samDitchfield 0427657212
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Matt O'Connor, Elders Echuca, Victoria, currently has 15 Shorthorn heifers, PTIC to Shorthorn bulls to commence calving June 2017 for private sale.
Full pedigree details available for each lot for those who may wish to register the females as future seedstock breeders.
These are outstanding quality and are offered account Peter Durrant. Price is $2,800 per head.
For any enquiries please contact Matt on 0427 845 954
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