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Thank you!

Now the dust has settled on what was an extraordinary SYCA charity auction for 2020 as a committee we thought it was time to again thank everyone who influenced the amazing result.
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MICROSATELLITE DNA TEST MACHINE

Neogen will no longer be able to conduct MiP DNA testing from January 1st 2021. Whilst this won't affect the registration of any progeny of these animals, it will mean that Shorthorn Beef will no longer be able to provide parent verification for any progeny of MiP tested parents, unless the parent is upgraded to a SNP panel first.
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ULTRASOUND AGE RANGE EXTENDED TO 900 DAYS OF AGE.

Next week’s IGS evaluation, which will be loaded to CGen on Tuesday 17th November, will include carcase ultrasound records for animals that were up to 900 days old when they were ultrasounded. This will provide a substantial amount of extra data to the IGS evaluation, which will cause some reranking within the population, however will also be more in line with many breeders management systems.
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ALL THEY CAN SAY IS WOW!

With tremendous support from auction donors, bidders and under bidders, the Shorthorn Youth Club Charity Auction for 2020 has raised a staggering $18,015.
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IGS STANDARD CODES LIST

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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