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Beef Australia Interbreed Champion Bull Royalla Ventura P158

Congratulations to the Job family,  Royalla Shorthorns, Yeoval, NSW on their outstanding achievement at 2021 Beef Australia winning the Interbreed Champion Bull with Royalla Ventura P158.


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$40,000 bull tops National Shorthorn Show & Sale

Shorthorn bulls were in demand at the 2021 National Show and Sale, topping at $40,000 for a Polldale bull. The $12,627 average for the 67 bulls sold was well up on the 2020 average of $8240.
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A message from the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association

The Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association, Executive Officer, Alex McDonald, discusses some very significant changes to the WA JD Cattle Import Conditions.
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Genetic Hub appoints Registrar

Genetic Hub welcomes Rachael Constable to the team. She will be working in the Registrar department. Rachael comes to us highly experienced having worked with both the Angus and Hereford
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The EUCAS (EU) system

The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme

Feed Lot CattleThe EU market is an important market for Australian beef producers. It is one of Australia’s highest value markets in $ per kilogram terms and it continues to grow as a destination for High Quality Australian beef. The EU market is a HGP free market which puts greater pressure on genetics to supply the market specifications correctly. In recent years the market has moved towards greater grain fed product, in particular the 100 Day EU HQB grain fed certified program.

Shorthorn and Shorthorn cross cattle are well suited to the EU market and have developed a premium for their ability to satisfy market requirements.

The European Union Cattle Accreditation Scheme (EUCAS) is a national animal production scheme that guarantees full traceability of all animals through the  National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), linking individual animal identification to a central database. EUCAS allows Australia to meet the European Union (EU) market requirements for beef by segregating cattle that have never been treated with hormonal growth promotants (HGPs) at any time.

EUCAS accredited farms are audited on both a random and targeted basis. EUCAS feedlots and saleyards are audited annually and their ongoing accreditation depends on a successful audit. If a farm, feedlot or saleyard are found not to be complying with the requirements of the scheme the Department of Agriculture reserves the right to revoke their accreditation.

For the latest details on the EUCAS system please visit the DAFF website or the MLA EUCAS Fact Sheet

 

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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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