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Shorthorns win Junior and Senior Champion Heifer all Breeds

Report by Rosemary Miller

Thirteen Shorthorn competitors were amongst the  150  entrants from South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia, aged from eight to twenty four years who attended the 2021 SA All Breeds Junior Heifer Expo at the Adelaide Showground in July over four days.


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Outstanding result for Shorthorn breeders

July 12, 2021

Shorthorn producers Sam and Jade Inglis, Crystal Brook, South Australia, have achieved outstanding success at the 13th Annual Southern Grassfed Carcase Classic.


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Shorthorn Beef office bearers

We would like to congratulate the Shorthorn Beef Society board members on their positions following the meeting held July 7, 2021.
President –  Chris Thompson, Vice President – Sam Martin,
Treasurer – Nicholas Job


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Understanding the Different Registers

Shorthorn Beef Registers record the pedigree details of Shorthorn cattle and much more, including the colour, horn status and birth date.

The Shorthorn breed holds the oldest breed registry in the world. Maintaining this great legacy is an important role of the society.

Only Shorthorn cattle recorded or registered with one of the Shorthorn Beef registers are eligible for inclusion in the Shorthorn Beef IGS analysis.

Shorthorn Beef has five different registration levels


HBR – HERD BOOK RECORDED

The HBR register is the highest level of registration available. Herd Book registered animals are registered in the Shorthorn Society of Australia Herd Book.

HBR Shorthorn cattle are entitled to be included in the Shorthorn Beef IGS analysis.


SFA – SHORTHORN FOUNDATION ANIMAL REGISTER

The SFA register is for purebred Shorthorn cattle. Animals that have been included in the Shorthorn Foundation Register are eligible to upgraded to HBR status on application.

The Shorthorn Foundation Register allows commercial cattle of significant value to be included as registered Shorthorns, allowing them to be included in the Shorthorn Beef IGS analysis.


COM – SHORTHORN COMMERCIAL REGISTER

The COM register is a supplementary Herd Book, which records the registration details of commercial Shorthorn cattle.

COM registration allows commercial breeders to access the full suite of Shorthorn Beef IGS EPD’s, the API $Index and the full suite of genomic tools to assist in heifer selections.

COM registration does not allow breeders to record whole male calves.


MBR – MULTI BREED REGISTER

The MBR is a supplementary register which records the registration details of Hybrid and Composite Shorthorn cattle that are bred for the purpose of Seedstock production.

MBR registered Shorthorn Hybrid and Composite cattle are able to be analysed using the Shorthorn Beef IGS multibreed genetic and genomic analysis.

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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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