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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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2019 Ruby & Roan Sale Entries

Entries in the 2019 Ruby & Roan Sale will close Friday August 30th at 5.00 pm. This is your opportunity to promote your herd to an international audience.
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Adelaide Show – Timetable changes

Shorthorn judging for the Adelaide Show will be held on Friday 6th September at 9 am.
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MYOSTATIN E226X – Busting the Myths

Myostatin E226X is a variant gene known to be present in the Shorthorn population in Australia and it seems to be generating a lot of myths around its effects. In this article we will attempt to bust the myths and shed some light on the Myostatin E226X variant gene and its effect on Shorthorn cattle.
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Buying Shorthorn Bulls

IMG_4050Shorthorn Breeders are some of the most progressive and innovative breeders in Australia.

They are also found Australia wide.

Buying a bull is more than just another purchase, it is an investment in your business and the genetic progress of your herd.

These days, there is an amazing amount of technical skills employed to breed quality Shorthorn sires for you.

From endless hours of research to analyse the most suitable genetics, to on farm quality assurance programs, to the most modern genetic evaluation tools, to phenotypic analysis and interpretation, making the grade as a sale bull requires each sire to pass through a rigorous exam before they are presented to you.

What does this mean for you?

This means that when you attend a Shorthorn Beef members sale that you can rest assured they have done a lot of the hard work for you.


Finding a Shorthorn Beef member

Shorthorn Beef members are located Australia wide.

To assist you to locate a member near you, or find a specific breeder, Shorthorn Beef provides a Member Search function.

Shorthorn Beef Member Search


Finding a Shorthorn Sire by EBV Search

Shorthorn Beef members utilise Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN.

Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN is one of the most advanced genetic evaluation systems in the world.

You can search for active Shorthorn Bulls depending on your criteria, allowing you to identify sires that may best compliment your breeding program.

To understand how to use Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN to assist you to select your Shorthorn Bulls please visit the

BREEDPLAN and the Bull Buyer Page.

Shorthorn Beef provide an advanced search function that will allow you to select Shorthorn Sires within your desired range.

Shorthorn Group BREEDPLAN EBV Search


Finding a Sale near you

Shorthorn Beef members conduct Auctions annually at different times of the year. They also hold Private Treaty Sales where you can select bulls in the paddock.

Whilst not every sale is listed on the Shorthorn Beef website, many breeders do list their catalogues here, so feel free to look through the list of upcoming sales.

Shorthorn Beef Sale Catalogues

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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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