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60th National Show & Sale Online Entry Form

2019 marks the 60th Anniversary of the National Shorthorn Show & Sale. To celebrate this milestone, we are planning to support the McGrath Foundation again and are seeking expressions of interest from vendors who would consider donating the proceeds of an animal. Online Entry forms now available.
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Nero Dispersal Sale

Nero Shorthorns was established in 1985 by Keith and Vicki Ridley and has been run at “Nerokewa” Condobolin for the duration of its 34 yrs. After many tough years and the continuing dry seasons the decision was made to disperse the female herd.
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DON HAMMARQUIST OAM

Well known WA Shorthorn breeder, Don Hammarquist, Mt Augustus Station was awarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the recent Australia Day awards.
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International Genetic Solutions

In December last year, Shorthorn Beef ran a series of member workshops designed to provide members with further education regarding International Genetic Solutions (IGS).
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Understanding BREEDPLAN Management Groups

Proper identification of Management Groups is one of the most critical components of BREEDPLAN recording.

Management groups are used to allow for the accurate comparison of performance records within similar groups run under one environment.

Shorthorn BREEDPLAN is calculated on performance records from cattle run as one management group. The importance of this is to remove as many non genetic factors as possible (seasons, available feed, age, etc..). This means that only cattle that have had equal opportunity to perform are compared directly to one another.

This does not mean that cattle from other groups should not have performance measurements recorded, merely that animals from different management groups should be appropriately recorded against their correct mobs.

 

Understanding Shorthorn BREEDPLAN Management Groups

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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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