Reg Woodiwiss – 2020 Shorthorn Beef Youth Director

After several years of dedicated service to the Shorthorn breed, Mr. Jason Catts and Mr. Brett Rowland have both moved onto follow their own endeavors. Both men were tireless contributors to Shorthorn Beef and both will be sorely missed. Jason Catts had served as Shorthorn Beef President and Technical Director, whilst Brett Rowland had served as Shorthorn Beef Treasurer.

However, Mrs. Amanda Barlow, Toogimbie Shorthorns and Mr. Reg Woodiwiss, Royston Shorthorns have been appointed by the Shorthorn Beef board to fill the board vacancies following the 2020 AGM.

Amanda and Steve Barlow are principals of Toogimbie Shorthorns, based at “Gulpha” Station at Mathoura in Southern NSW. Steve and Amanda Barlow established Toogimbie Shorthorns in 1994. From an original group of ten cows and one bull, they have developed a high quality self-replacing herd of over 300 top quality Shorthorn cows. Sourcing top Australian genetics to do this and purchasing high quality Shorthorn bulls and cows from some of Australia’s top Shorthorn studs.

Reg and Rebecca Woodiwiss are principals of Royston Shorthorns, Sunnyside, Tasmania. Reg is also a well-known livestock agent in Tasmania and co-principal of Webb & Woodiwiss Agency. Royston Shorthorns have invested heavily in top shelf Shorthorn genetics in recent years and are in the process of establishing an outstanding herd of 80 Shorthorn breeders in their home state of Tasmania. Reg & Rebecca have also been tremendous supporters of Beef industry Youth programs including the recently formed Tasmania Junior Beef Expo, a highly successful Youth Expo held annually in Tasmania.

Amanda Barlow – 2020 Shorthorn Beef Branches Director


Chris Thompson – Bayview Shorthorns – Shorthorn Beef President

Elizabeth Manchee – Yamburgan Shorthorns – Shorthorn Beef Vice President & Marketing Director

Nicholas Job – Royalla Shorthorns – Shorthorn Beef Treasurer

Matt Ashby – Bundaleer Shorthorns – Genetic Hub Director

Scott McKay – Marschay Shorthorns – Governance Director

Samuel Martin – Southcote Shorthorns – Technical Director

Amanda Barlow – Toogimbie Shorthorns – Branches Director

Reg Woodiwiss – Royston Shorthorns – Youth Director

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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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