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World Conference Youth Scholarships

The Shorthorn Youth Foundation are providing 10 tickets valued up to $300 each for eligible Shorthorn Youth members looking to attend the 2019 World Shorthorn Conference in Wagga.
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2019 Ruby & Roan Sale Entries

Entries in the 2019 Ruby & Roan Sale will close Friday August 30th at 5.00 pm. This is your opportunity to promote your herd to an international audience.
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Adelaide Show – Timetable changes

Shorthorn judging for the Adelaide Show will be held on Friday 6th September at 9 am.
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MYOSTATIN E226X – Busting the Myths

Myostatin E226X is a variant gene known to be present in the Shorthorn population in Australia and it seems to be generating a lot of myths around its effects. In this article we will attempt to bust the myths and shed some light on the Myostatin E226X variant gene and its effect on Shorthorn cattle.
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How to transfer ownership

Why is it necessary to transfer ownership?

Under Shorthorn Beef regulations, calves may only be registered to the herd ident recorded for each female.

This means that females, that are used for the purpose of breeding registered Shorthorn cattle, must be registered to the new owner before resulting progeny may be registered to the new owners ident.

Transferring cattle is simple. Simply fill out the transfer form and return to the Shorthorn Beef Office.

Transfer of Ownership Form.

It is a requirement that transfer details are submitted by the vendor to Shorthorn Beef within 60 days from the transaction date. The Vendor is responsible for transfer of animals into the Purchasers herd and also payment of any transfer fee.

For Registered Sires that produce progeny by natural service, that are intended to be registered with Shorthorn Beef, it is a requirement that ownership is transferred to the new herd ident during the joining period. In the case of leased or borrowed Sires, it is necessary to submit to Shorthorn Beef a Permit for Registration of Progeny Bred from a Borrowed Animal form, signed by the lessor or borrower.

For calves born by Embryo Transfer, where the embryos were collected post December 31st 2007, to a Donor Dam registered to another herd ident, it is not a requirement that the donor dam be transferred to the herd ident recording the Embryo Transfer calves.

It is also a requirement that before registering the progeny of Sires or Donor dams that the Sire and/or Donor dam has been DNA profiled using the Society approved DNA laboratory and that the DNA profile is stored at the Shorthorn Beef office. It is a good time when transferring either Stud Sires or Donor dams to ensure that a DNA sample has been submitted.

In the case of Embryo Transfer calves bred from a Borrowed or Leased animal, then an Application for ET Registration of Progeny Bred from a Borrowed or Leased Animal form, must be filled out and returned to Shorthorn Beef, prior to the registration of the resulting progeny.

 

 

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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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