Shorthorn Progeny Testing

AI PictureShorthorn Beef offer two levels of Progeny Testing to Shorthorn Beef members.

Driving genetic gain is a cornerstone of the Shorthorn breed and underpins the value proposition that the breed offers the commercial breeding industry.

Shorthorn Elite Progeny Test Program

6 Shorthorn sires annually are selected for inclusion in the Shorthorn Beef Elite Progeny Test.

Sires are selected by an independent panel with key criteria being

  • Performance
  • Pedigree
  • Phenotype

60 females across two test herds are randomly inseminated with progeny performance analysed against high accuracy reference sires.Traits recorded are submitted for evaluation in the current Shorthorn Beef genetic evaluation.

A key feature of the  Shorthorn Beef Elite Progeny Test is the owners opportunity to have their sire included in the ABS Australia Shorthorn Young Sire program. 200 units of custom collected semen is made available and marketed through ABS Australia for an entire year. This allows each young sire to generate a wider proof across the industry.

Shorthorn Beef will pay a premium on resulting progeny of $30 per head at 400 days, where data on each progeny is able to be included in the current Shorthorn Beef genetic evaluation system. A freight subsidy for progeny will exist.

Data captured is also used to further training of a Shorthorn genomics chip.

The cost for each sire to be included in the test is $2,500 plus GST.

Shorthorn Beef Commercial Progeny Test Program

The Shorthorn Beef Commercial Progeny Test Program is designed to allow Shorthorn Seed stock producers to create powerful satellite herds designed to dramatically increase their herds ability to capture and evaluate their herds performance.

Seed stock producers are able to nominate cooperator herds that are willing to test young unproven sires against a high accuracy reference sire.

A key feature of the Shorthorn Beef Commercial Progeny Test Program is the development of cutting edge software, designed to automate data capture within the cooperator herds whilst they undertake routine management practices. This reduces the difficulties often associated with these kinds of programs.

Shorthorn Beef will pay a premium to the cooperator herd of $10 per head at 400 days, where data on each progeny is able to be included in the current Shorthorn Beef genetic evaluation system.

Data captured is also used to further the training of a Shorthorn genomics chip.

The cost for each sire to be included in the test is $785 plus GST.

For more details please download the form here.

Progeny test program flyer

SB PT Elite Nomination Form

SB PT Commercial Nomination Form

 

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Quality Shorthorn commercial females have sold to a top price of $2,660 for a group of 3 year old PTIC Shorthorn cows.
The cows were sold by agents Milling Stuart, account of Todd and Sara Fergusson, Moreton Bay, at the Dunedoo Sale Yards after their herd was devastated by the February bush fires. The decision to sell the remainder of the herd was a difficult one as fences and feed were non existent on their property.
Given the many years of breeding on offered, the quality of females was excellent and prices reflected the Fergusson family's dedication with the top pen of 3 yo PTIC cows selling for $2,660 to Mike Newton, Miller Whan & John, SA, with the overall average for PTIC cows of $2,301. Two year old PTIC heifers also sold to a top of $2,220 to Muriel Capel, Barraba.
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Sprys Shorthorns have set a new Sprys on property record for their 2017 bull sale average, in their 53rd year of Shorthorn breeding, selling 40 Shorthorns sires to a top of $23,000 and an outstanding average of $10,600 in yesterdays sale. A large crowd formed in the gallery and bidding was strong throughout the sale, however there was also still good buying on offer with 10 sires selling for $6,000 or less.
In a twist, the $23,000 top priced bull, was purchased by commercial breeder, AM Childs, beating the attending seedstock buyers to secure the 13 month old roan bull. Outback Sprys Solid M259 is a son of Sprys Rock Solid H5 and from the Outback Patsy J15 dam with above average Growth, EMA and Marbling as well as a balanced profile with excellent softness.
In total, 7 Shorthorn sires sold for $18,000 or more at the Spry's on property sale, with a total of 6 of them purchased by commercial buyers, investing in quality genetics to further develop their commercial breeding herds.
The second top priced bull at $22,000 was lot 13, Outback Sprys Joker L287, a son of Outback Joker J328 from the Outback Isabella H97 dam, L287 was purchased by Ford Cattle Company, Tea Garden, NSW. Ford Cattle Company were the volume buyers at the sale, taking home 6 Shorthorn sires to average $11,000 for their purchasers.
3 Shorthorn females were offered, selling to a top of $14,000 to average $8,333. Top priced female was Lot 1. Sprys Athletes Pattie H236, a 4 year old daughter of Nentoura Athletic E13 and from the Sprys Jupiters Pattie B124 dam, selling to Spencer Fanily Shorthorns. H236 sold with a red bull calf at foot.
One pregnant recipient cow with a female pregnancy from the SBF Perfect Millie 19A donor and sired by US sire JSF Gauge 137W sold for $8,000 to Kamilaroi Shorthorns Tamworth.
Frozen embryo lots averaged $1,933 with the top lot selling for $2,600 per embryo for the joining of The Grove Kookaburra W735 and from Sprys donor, The Grove Primrose A742.
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Sprys Shorthorns Annual Bull and Genetics Sale to be held tomorrow, Friday 21st, commencing 1pm.
The sale will be interfaced with AuctionsPlus, for those who can't attend the day.
Please click on the link here, auctionsplus.com.au/auctionV2/New/#/catalogue/10315
to view the AuctionsPlus catalogue and register for bidding if you haven't already done so.
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