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Marellan Shorthorns Offer GE-EPDs

Marellan Shorthorns have become the first Shorthorn herd in Australia to offer their clients genomically enhanced International Genetic Solutions (IGS) Expected Progeny Differences (EPD’s) on their line up of 2019 sale bulls. The evaluation of the Marellan sale team was undertaken through the new platform, ShorGene.
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Well Deserved Award for Lyn

On Friday 6th September, at a gathering for the South Australian Shorthorn Society, hosted at Adelaide’s famous Pink Pig restaurant, Lyn Nitschke, Carlton Shorthorns, was presented with Life Membership to the South Australian branch of Shorthorn Beef.
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2019 – Meating the Future World Conference

Tickets are on sale for the 2019 Meating the Future Shorthorn World Conference. With a fantastic lineup of speakers including the team from IGS and a dinner featuring Thousand Guineas Shorthorn Beef, make sure that you don't miss it. Book your tickets at Shorthorn Beef.
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World Conference Youth Scholarships

The Shorthorn Youth Foundation are providing 10 tickets valued up to $300 each for eligible Shorthorn Youth members looking to attend the 2019 World Shorthorn Conference in Wagga.
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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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