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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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TAS Branch

footerlogoTasmanian Branch Shorthorn Society of Australia

President
Phillip Loane
Dunroan, PO Box 423
LATROBE TAS 7307
Ph: 0418 104 422
Email:


Vice President
John Bell
Sillwood
CARRICK TAS 7291
Ph: 03 6393 6113


Vice President
Jason Rouse
145 Main Street
SHEFFIELD TAS 7306
Ph: 0400 528 209


Secretary/Treasurer
Rebecca Woodiwiss
765 Sunnyside Rd
SUNNYSIDE TAS 7305
Phone: 03 6496 1373
Email:


Publicity Officer
Reg Woodiwiss
765 Sunnyside Rd
SUNNYSIDE TAS 7305
Phone: 03 6496 1373
Email:

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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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