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Shorthorn Beef AGM 2020

Shorthorn Beef's 2020 AGM is being held via Zoom on the 18th June 2020 at 5:00pm. Zoom details are: Meeting ID: 998 1018 2086. Full members can access the meeting using the password supplied in the AGM notice or by contacting the Shorthorn Beef office.


Despite all the challenges that the Covid-19 restrictions have placed on seedstock sales, the 2020 Dectomax National Shorthorn Sale committee managed to navigate difficult conditions to post one of the best ever results in the 61 year history of the sale.
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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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Shorthorn Beef members now have access to a suite of breed-specific genomic tests through Australia’s leading DNA testing service, NEOGEN, and its links direct to the IGS analysis system.
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With the new Shorthorn IGS analysis, members will find that there are some new codes to understand prior to registering calves or recording various traits.

Some codes will change slightly, whilst some codes will remain the same, getting to know the right codes may take some time.

The most important codes to know are the new Fate Codes. These are standardised across the IGS system, so please take the time to use the correct one. In total, there are now 34 new Fate Codes, so there should be one to suit all needs.

To assist members to know which code to use when using the breeder portal on CGen, here is a complete list of all the IGS codes used.

IGS Standard Codes – Shorthorn Beef

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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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