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PDF CATALOGUE – 2022 National Show & Sale

2022 National Shorthorn Show & Sale

PDF Catalogue now available!

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MAY 2022- SHORTHORN BEEF E-NEWSLETTER

CLICK HERE FOR MAY ISSUE: https://mailchi.mp/shorthornbeef/shorthorn-newsletter-may

Shorthorn Beef AGM

The Shorthorn AGM will be held at the Expo Centre at Dubbo Showground on Monday 13th June at 4pm.

A zoom link details will also become available.

IGS DOCILITY SCORING

Temperament is an important trait for all beef producers.

Improved Temperaments add dollars to the bottom line through improved growth rates, increased carcase compliance and decreased labour and operational costs.

Docility is one of the EPD’s available to Shorthorn breeders with the Shorthorn IGS evaluation. It is a highly heritable trait that is easily recorded and improved genetically.

The best time for breeders to record Docility is shortly after weaning. Too much handling post weaning reduces the variation in docility scoring and influences the level of management effects on scores.

Breeders can measure docility using a 6 point scoring system, where 1 is docile and 6 is extremely aggressive.

Record the docility score of each animal using either a yard or crush test and the contemporary group and either enter the scores online through your breeder portal or send the scores to Shorthorn Beef to be entered for you.

You can print out a Docility Fact Sheet from the link below.

Docility Scoring Fact Sheet

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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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