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SHORTHORN BEEF AT BEEF AUSTRALIA 2021 – ROCKHAMPTON

PAVILION LOCATION: All Shorthorn show cattle and the Shorthorn Beef Display Stand will be located in the ‘Comet Pavilion’ – SHED C11.

 

TUES 4 MAY – 9am:

Shorthorn Judging with Matt Welsh

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BEEF AUSTRALIA – SHORTHORN BEEF TASTINGS

Going to BEEF 2021?

Get down to Headricks Lane  & CocoBrew Rockhampton during the week of BEEF for some delicious Shorthorn Beef Tastings!

Headricks Lane, 189 East St Rockhampton: Daily

 – Matching the rump cap with…
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News from the Genetic Hub

Kylie Winnell has resigned as the General Manager of the Genetic Hub and will leave on the 30th April to take up another position. Gabrielle Johnston will be available in a caretaker role as the Genetic Hub General Manager until a permanent replacement is appointed.
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2021 Naracoorte Shorthorn Bull Sale Report

The history books were re-written at the 2021 Naracoorte Shorthorn bull sale on Thursday where the average soared to a new high of $11,646 for the 48 of 50 high performance bulls sold.

But the toast of the spectacular auction…
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Temperament Scoring

IMG_6113_1Shorthorns have always enjoyed an excellent reputation for temperament, however with the ageing farming population and ever-rising costs, maintaining that reputation has never been more important.

Shorthorn Beef have begun collecting temperament data for the purpose of creating a Docility EBV for the Shorthorn breed.

Collecting data is best done at weaning before too much handling has impacted on the animals natural temperament. The process is recorded on farm and by the breeder and requires no extra equipment and there is no cost involved. Whilst some may see it as just one more trait for breeders to measure, few traits have a greater impact on the profitability of breeders, feedlotters and processors. As a single trait measurement it is also one of the easiest traits to measure and report and it has similar heritability to growth traits in cattle.

Cattle are given a score from 1 to 5 with 1 being docile and 5 being aggressive.

A detailed understanding of how to measure temperament is available in the following link. Breeders should download these descriptions before they begin taking scores.

Watch a video on the practice of collecting temperament scores here.

For details on collecting the Temperament scores please follow the link here.

Understanding Docility EBVs

To download forms for collecting Temperament scores please use the link here.

Temperament Form

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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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