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World Conference Youth Scholarships

The Shorthorn Youth Foundation are providing 10 tickets valued up to $300 each for eligible Shorthorn Youth members looking to attend the 2019 World Shorthorn Conference in Wagga.
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2019 Ruby & Roan Sale Entries

Entries in the 2019 Ruby & Roan Sale will close Friday August 30th at 5.00 pm. This is your opportunity to promote your herd to an international audience.
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Adelaide Show – Timetable changes

Shorthorn judging for the Adelaide Show will be held on Friday 6th September at 9 am.
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MYOSTATIN E226X – Busting the Myths

Myostatin E226X is a variant gene known to be present in the Shorthorn population in Australia and it seems to be generating a lot of myths around its effects. In this article we will attempt to bust the myths and shed some light on the Myostatin E226X variant gene and its effect on Shorthorn cattle.
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PCAS

 

For more information visit the PCAS Website

The Pasture fed Cattle Assurance System is a Cattle Council initiative designed to provide assured standards for grass fed cattle. Eating quality is underpinned by MSA standards and ensures a minimum eating quality for end users.

The PCAS Standards comprise three modules, one core and two optional, with six standard elements. PCAS certification is linked through a Property Identification Code.

IMG_3820Core Module

Standard Elements.

  1. Identification and Lifetime traceability.
  2. No confinement for the purpose of intensive feeding.
  3. Pasture fed only.
  4. MSA compliant.

Optional Module 1: + HGP free

  1. Lifetime free from HGP’s

Optional Module 2: + Antibiotic Free.

  1. Lifetime free from antibiotics

 

Producers must apply for accreditation to PCAS and complete an initial audit as well as an annual audit. It is possible for producers to run accredited and non-accredited cattle on the same PIC providing they meet certain segregation and identification criteria. PCAS producers wishing to supply direct may source cattle outside the PCAS system to feed provided they meet certain criteria including under 10 months of age and 350kgs as well as other key criteria. Cattle may graze cereal crops providing the crops are in the pre grain stage. Cattle may also be fed minerals for health reasons and fed approved supplements, which include Almond Hulls, Canola meal, Lucerne pellets, Cottonseed and Silage from any forage without grain.

 

The PCAS system underpins grass fed programs and allow processors to provide an independently verified, MSA assured product for consumers.

Producers wishing to know more should go to www.certifiedpasturefed.com.au for more details.

 

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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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