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2016 SB Youth Expo Entry Forms

2016 SB Youth Expo Sponsorship Prospectus

The Shorthorn Youth Club of Australia  2016 Youth Expo will be held at the Parkes Showgrounds from October 1st to 3rd. Considered one of the best of it’s kind in Australia, the 2016 Youth expo is shaping up to be an extremely exciting and memorable event. With some exciting new scholarships this year for competitors and new competitions for participants, the SYCA Youth Expo continues to build momentum as one of the most rewarding and friendly events Youth events on the rural calendar.

Entry forms are now available for this great event. 2016 SB Youth Expo Entry Forms

As always, an event of this type is not possible without the generous support and assistance from within the beef industry. If you are interested in supporting the SYCA Youth Expo in 2016 please contact any of the Youth Committee.


SB Youth Logo - Building the FutureShorthorn Youth Membership 

Shorthorn Youth members get a lot of value for their $11 membership fee

  • no inventory fees or membership charges of cattle for all Schools
  • free Annual Shorthorn Beef magazine
  • free quarterly Shorthorn Beef newsletters
  • fortnightly Shorthorn Beef E-News updates

Shorthorn Youth is a member based, member run program closely linked to Shorthorn Beef. The program is designed to promote involvement of young enthusiastic people in agriculture and specifically the beef seed stock industry.

Shorthorn Youth is proud of their direction and foresight by educating members and fellow participants about the importance of commercial beef production and sustainability in agriculture. This aspect, along with ‘showmanship’ gives members and school students many opportunities to learn about livestock exhibition and further their development and understanding of the beef industry and agriculture in general. This has led to many schools establishing their own shorthorn programs on the back of support given by breeders in developing the breed through the youth. This has enabled the Shorthorn Youth to be widely known and respected throughout Australia.

Shorthorn Youth run and promote many activities to foster the development of their youth such as Judging Days, Personal Development Days, Leadership Clinics as well as our major event, The Shorthorn Youth Expo. This is paired with ‘showmanship skills’ and giving members and schools the opportunity

The Shorthorn Youth Expo is an annual 3 day event held over the long weekend in October. The expo gives the opportunity for members to come together to celebrate the development of the Shorthorn Breed as well as develop relationships that stay with them for the rest of their lives. The highlight of the Expo is the Shorthorn Youth Fundraising Dinner, held on the Sunday Night of the Expo, as well as the donation of two elite stud females from Australia’s best and highest performing shorthorn studs.

The Shorthorn Youth program has become renowned for producing some of Australia’s most influential people in the Agricultural industry. The program instills a real passion within its members to achieve success through dedication and commitment to achieving individual and team environments.

Numerous other scholarships and networks are available from being involved in Shorthorn Youth and we encourage any interested people to follow our links to becoming a member or contact any member of the committee for more information.

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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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