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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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Board Members

Board of Directors & Responsibilities


matt ashby colourPresident
Mr Matthew Ashby
Bundaleer, PO Box 17, Gulnare SA 5471
Ph: 08 8662 6277  | M: 0427 626 120
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LIZ-MANCHEE Photo croppedVice President
Mrs Liz Manchee
“Wallah”, Narrabri NSW 2390
Ph: 0427 936 213
Email:
Responsibilities: Marketing Director


Treasurer
Mr Nicholas Job
“Royalla”, YEOVAL NSW, 2686
P: 02 6846 4051 | M: 0428 298767
Email:
Responsibilities: Finances


Directors
Mr Trent Johnstone
“Roslyn” 851 Garland Rd, Lyndhurst NSW 2797
M: 0438 522 198
Email:
Responsibilities: Youth Director

 


Mr Chris Thompson
“Bayview”, PMB 3, Yorketown SA 5576
Ph: 08 8853 4242 | M; 0407 606 831
Email:
Responsibilities: Markets Director

 


Mr Jason Catts
“Glen-Ayr”, BARADINE NSW 2396
P: 02 6843 6744 | M: 0429 479249
Email:
Responsibilities: Technical Director

 


Mr Scott McKay
784 Creswick Road, Mt Rowan VIC 3352
M: 0418 301 864
Email:

Responsibilities: Rules and Regulations Director

 


Mr. Brett Rowland
623 Scotsdale Rd, Denmark WA 6333
Ph: (08) 9848 3438
Email:
Responsibilities: Branches & Membership Director

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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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