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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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WHY SHORTHORNS

BUYING SHORTHORN BULLS

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ABOUT SHORTHORNS

“The breed that built Australia.”

The Shorthorn breed keeps the oldest breed registry in the world and Shorthorn cattle first arrived in Australia in 1800. In 1825 the first registered Shorthorn cattle arrived in Australia, however by 1890 they accounted for 50% of all temperate cattle and 100% of all cattle in the difficult Northern climate.

Today’s Shorthorn cattle are noted for their excellent maternal abilities, temperament, growth and carcass quality, as well as Net Feed Efficiency.

It is their balanced, multi-trait performance, which allows Shorthorn cattle to influence profitability by improving all the traits of economic importance, not just a few.

For cross breeding, their multi-trait performance and complementarity makes Shorthorns almost unparalleled in their ability to add profit. Shorthorns now form the basis of over 40 breeds worldwide.

Shorthorn breeders are progressive and innovative, forming one of Australia’s first, large scale, breed based, progeny test programs, the Durham Research and Development program, fast tracking genetic gain within the breed.

Shorthorn cattle are in demand today, both as pure bred and cross bred cattle, renowned for their carcass quality and on feed performance and efficiency. Shorthorn cattle suit a wide variety of markets, creating flexibility and premium returns for producers marketing options.

Shorthorn beef has developed an enviable reputation for it’s unique flavour, tenderness, consistency and overall eating quality, receiving tremendous feedback as a unique and high value product from chefs and consumers alike.

For you, Shorthorn cattle are bred to solve problems, not create them, and they have the proven ability to generate ….. a better bottom line! 

 


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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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