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Media release seeking entries for the 2022 Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic

WANT a chance to see how your genetics measure up against other cattle from southern Australia both in the feedlot and in the chiller?

The organisers of the 2022 Southern Grainfed Carcase Classic are seeking expressions of interest from breeders and backgrounders keen to enter one or multiple teams.

The proposed delivery date for the teams of 10 steers is Monday, January 31 with the cattle to be fed at Teys Charlton feedlot in the Vic Mallee for 100 to 120 days.

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Presidents Report – 2021 The Year That Was

 As I write this final report for 2021, I reflect back on what has been an amazing year in the beef industry.  High prices have become the norm as records seem to tumble week after week throughout the saleyards and through the online format.  Bull sales have followed suit from the seedstock producers with outstanding results achieved from the Autumn right through to the Spring.  This was all achieved with COVID lockdowns being the norm for most states as the uncertainty of what lies ahead for some form of normality.

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TAS Shorthorn trial held 2018-2021

By Reg Woodiwiss

I would like to personally thank Graham Winnell for his hard work to help me get this trial up & running in 2018. I would also very much like to thank the Shorthorn Studs who donated the semen to be able to make this trial happen.
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Register Calves


How to Use the Shorthorn Beef Password Login

How to Manage Your Shorthorn Beef Online Live Inventory

How to Register calves with Shorthorn Beef

The Shorthorn Breed stems from the oldest cattle Herdbook in the world.

Registering Shorthorn calves is an easy process and provides access to the Shorthorn Herdbook as well as pedigree details and more.

To register Shorthorn calves with us, you will need to be an appropriate member of Shorthorn Beef.

For seedstock producers there are no registration charges. For commercial producers, there is a $3.30 inc. GST charge for new female registrations.

Shorthorn Beef uses the CGen software platform to manage registrations and report IGS EPD’s. CGen is a live platform that allows breeders to manage their own calf registrations, providing the parents are recorded prior. Any new animal registrations (parents not recorded), will need to be processed by the Shorthorn Beef office.

CGen is live, so as soon as animals are registered, they will appear in the system. Prior to registering calves, breeders will need to have a membership number and a breeder login password, to allow them to access their herds dashboard.

CGen allows breeders to have two levels of registrations.

The first level is as a “Recorded” animal. This is preferred when breeders first register new calves as breeders are able to change any records such as name, sex, poll status at a later date, if necessary. Recorded animals are not able to be viewed on the public website and are only visible to the breeder through the breeders login section. Despite this, any data submitted on recorded calves will still be used in the calculation of their IGS EPD’s, including genomic information. Breeders are encouraged to “record” all calves, even any dead calves. Recording all calves and all relevant data from those calves, helps to avoid data bias from partial contemporary group measurements.

The second level provided by CGen is “Registered” animals. Once breeders are content that all data recorded is correct and/or they wish to sell or breed from those “recorded” animals, breeders can then “register” the desired calves. Once registered, the calves will be visible on the Shorthorn Beef website, however breeders will not be able to change any details such as name and will require the Shorthorn Beef office to make those changes for you.

If you require paper registration forms or need the Shorthorn Beef to register calves for you, please don’t hesitate to contact the office.

If you need a membership or your breeders login password, please contact the Shorthorn Beef office.


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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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