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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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.
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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.

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A/c TELANG PASTORAL CO
Shorthorn EU 4 and 5 year old Shorthorn cows
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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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