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The Shorthorn Office will be closed Monday 13th April 2020. We will reopen Tuesday at 8am. During the CONVID 19 the office will still operate as normal Monday to Thursday 8am to 5:30pm.


Two leading Shorthorn studs, Sprys Shorthorns at Wagga Wagga and Belmore Shorthorns at Naracoorte are proceeding with their autumn sales, finding ways to offer clients the best possible purchasing opportunities, despite the current challenges.
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As there will be no further extracts coming from ABRI, Shorthorn Beef request that members NO LONGER SUBMIT any new records to Breedplan OR use the current system to register calves. Please send all registrations and trait records to the Shorthorn Beef office for inclusion in the new IGS analysis.
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Due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions impacting printing of the 2020 Shorthorn Beef magazine, here is the electronic link to view the book.


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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