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Spring Fling Shorthorn Bull Sale Entries Open

The Spring Fling Shorthorn Bull Sale will be held Thursday 25th July at the Tamworth Regional Livestock Exchange. Entries are now open for this sale which is a proven venue for sourcing quality Shorthorn bulls.
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Sydney Royal Show Results 2019

Sydney Royal Show judging has been done and dusted for another year. There was an exceptional line up of 78 entrants with one of the most consistent lines seen in years.The highlight for many was seeing three classes with over 15 entrants in each creating a difficult day for judge Alistair Brook of Eloora Shorthorns.
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Notice of Shorthorn Beef AGM

The 2019 Shorthorn Beef AGM will be held 3:00pm Friday 12th April 2019 at Novotel Sydney Olympic Park, corner of Olympic Boulevard & Herb Elliot Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127.

Naracoorte Posts a Strong 2019 Result

The autumn bull selling season for 2019 in South Australia may have been a mixed bag for stud breeders, however that wasn’t the case at the recent Naracoorte Shorthorn Sale.
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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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