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Understanding the Stayability EPD

Within the IGS analysis, understanding Stayability will be important for all breeders. This article takes a look at the function behind the Stayability EPD.
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Shorgene – Powered by IGS

The long-awaited change to IGS is finally being realised for the Shorthorn Breed. The system has gone through a lengthy review and the Shorthorn Beef board feel that both the IGS analysis is representing the quality of the shorthorn cattle well and the new data management program is ready to go.
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2019 World Shorthorn Conference

The 2019 World Shorthorn Conference was held the 3rd and 4th of October at The Graham Centre, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. The event was attended each day by over 70 participants, including 25 participants travelling on the World Shorthorn tour.
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2019 Conference IGS Presentations

Couldn't make it to the 2019 World Shorthorn Conference held at Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga? Here are the links to Dr. Wade Shafer and Dr. Mahdi Saatchi's presentations.
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MateSel

 

MateSelLogoDeciding which bull is mated to which cow has a major impact on the rate of genetic improvement, inbreeding levels and overall profitability being achieved by a herd.

MateSel enables Shorthorn Beef members to optimise breeding outcomes by creating a suggested mating list based on a list of candidate sires and dams.

MateSel is a valuable edition to the BREEDPLAN suite of tools and provides Shorthorn Beef members with a guide for objectively optimising mating allocations to reflect their breeding goals and creating long term, sustainable genetic gains.

Through optimising mating allocations, MateSel enables breeders to:
• Maximise the rate of genetic gain in their herd while managing inbreeding at the same time
• Save significant time previously spent compiling mating lists.
• Make informed decisions about semen purchases, which bulls to use, animal selection or culling, mating group formation and mate allocations.
• Include objectivity and proven science in their mating decisions.
• Add significant value to their business by way of additional genetic gain and management of inbreeding to offset the cost of pedigree and performance recording.

footerlogoFurther information regarding MateSel and the benefits it offers are available from the following links:

Video Presentation of MateSel 

Frequently Asked Questions

MateSel Product Brochure

Example MateSel Report

Example MateSel Mating List (csv format)

Template for Submitting MateSel Information

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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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