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2020 SYCA Fundraising Auction

2020 SYCA Fundraising Auction to be held Via AuctionsPlus - 28th October 2020 from 9am - 7:30pm. Lot information available now.
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SCOTCH AND STRIPLOINS – REGATTA INJECTS SOME SPIRIT

Steak and whiskey lovers are getting a chance to enjoy the best of both worlds at the famous Regatta Hotel’s Boathouse Restaurant in Brisbane. In a collaboration between Coca-Cola Amatil, JBS Australia and the Regatta Hotel, two Thousand Guineas striploins will be dry aged and infused with two different types of whiskey.
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REGISTERING CALVES PRIOR TO REGISTRATION.

Not every calf that is born is destined to be registered, for a whole heap of reasons, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be recorded.
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UNDERSTANDING IGS ACCURACY

One of the more confusing elements of the Shorthorn Beef IGS EPD’s has been the change in the way that accuracies are reported.
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DNA Services

Shorthorn Beef offers many DNA service options. Samples are processed by Neogen Australasia. It is important to allow up to 6 weeks for test results to be returned, so please ensure that tests are requested as soon as practically possible to avoid delays on results.

DNA APPLICATION FORM

2019 SB DNA PRICE SCHEDULE

TSU Samples are preferred. Hair samples have a $3.30 surcharge, semen samples have a $5.50 surcharge for any tests.

TSU Test kits and applicators are available from Shorthorn Beef, Allflex and Neogen.

TESTING OFFERED

Shorthorn Standard Bundle (SHTH_BDL-GAA)

The Shorthorn Standard Bundle is the most cost effective solution for most members DNA requirements. The bundle includes a GGP-100K panel as well as parentage, poll testing and myostatin testing at no extra cost. The Shorthorn Standard Bundle costs $55 including GST for TSU samples. This is an extra $75.90 in value at no cost.

The 100K panel is also used for IGS GE-EPD’s.

Under the current Shorthorn Beef Regulations all new sires and donor dams as of 1st July 2019 are required to have a Shorthorn Standard bundle test prior to registering any progeny.

Shorthorn MOOVE Program (GGP_Bovine_50K_IGS)

This is a collaborative research program between Shorthorn Beef and Neogen Australasia. Members may be eligible to have their females tested under the MOOVE program at discounted rates, provided they agree to meet the necessary conditions. MOOVE testing includes a GGP-100K test and parentage test for $30.80 per test. Only TSU tests will be accepted for the MOOVE Program.

Moove Program Flyer

Neogen Igenity Beef – Commercial producers only

Igenity Beef is a DNA selection tool for Shorthorn and Shorthorn (British and European) cross commercial producers who are looking to make more informed heifer selection decisions.

Igenity Beef will report a score from 1-10 on 16 maternal, growth and carcase traits as a prediction of progeny performance as well as up to 3 Indexes and parentage. Breeders will also have access to the Igenity dashboard which will help them to interpret and use their results effectively.

Cost for Igenity Beef testing is approximately $40 per TSU sample and is billed directly by Neogen. Please contact Neogen or Shorthorn Beef for more details.

Seeksire for Parent Verification only (Seeksire or SeekSire + PV)

Seeksire is a base marker test used for the purposes of Parent verification. The test costs $33 including GST and may also require parent/s to have a SNP panel recorded (if they do not already have one) at a cost of $33 per parent for TSU samples.

Poll Testing (POLL)

Poll testing can be conducted as a standalone test of visually polled animals for either homozygous or heterozygous poll status. The stand alone Poll test costs $35.20 including GST for TSU samples.

Myostatin E226X (MSTN)

Animals may be tested for carrier status of the Myostatin E226X gene as a stand alone test. The stand alone Myostatin test costs $35.20 including GST for TSU samples.

Pestivirus (BVDV/PI)

Animals may be tested for the presence of Pestivirus PI (persistently infected) carriers in your herd. This can be done by hair sample or TSU sample as an add-on to any other test, however it is ideal that hair samples are less than 3 weeks old when tested, so it is recommended that you send samples as soon after taking them as possible to allow for postage time. The add-on Pestivirus (BVDV) test costs $11 including GST.

Alternatively, members may choose to use the standalone tissue sample test for BVDV-PI provided by Swan Veterinary Services. This costs $8.80 per tests and offers a quick turnaround time once samples have been received. Members need to use the special Shorthorn Beef form which must be supplied with the samples. Members wishing to use this service should contact the Shorthorn Beef office who will organise test kits to be sent to you. Swan Veterinary Services will invoice you directly for the work.

Swan Veterinary Shorthorn Submission Form

PHA, TH and DS.

The above tests are required for export of semen to other countries and for importing an animal from either the Performance Herds Australia or the Beef Shorthorn Australia Herdbooks. It is also a requirement before registering progeny in Australia of imported sires, imported dams or progeny by imported embryo’s that the sire and dam are first tested Free of PHA, TH and DS. These tests are conducted externally and may take extra time to process.

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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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