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2019 ROYAL MELBOURNE SHOW

Entries for the 2019 Royal Melbourne Show close on July 26th. To be there when the stars come out, make sure you get your show entries in before the deadline.
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CHANGES TO DNA EXEMPTIONS

As of the close of business on 19th July 2019, it will no longer be possible to seek a general exemption from the Shorthorn Beef board for registration of progeny from sires and donor dams that do not have a suitable DNA profile collected.
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2019 RUBY & ROAN ELITE SHORTHORN SALE

Entries are now open for the 2019 Ruby & Roan International Elite Shorthorn Genetics Auction to be held at the World Shorthorn Conference dinner.
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2019 WSC Meating the Future Conference

The 2019 World Shorthorn Congress Tour will include a 2 day Conference to be held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga on October 3rd and 4th. Tickets are on sale now, please book before the July 31st deadline.
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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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