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GRAHAM WINNELL TO MOVE ON

The Shorthorn Beef Board would like to inform the members that as of 31/01/21 Business & Promotions Manager, Graham Winnell, will no longer be working with Shorthorn Beef.
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2021 VICTORIAN BEEF WEEK

The 2021 Victorian Beef Week is set to kick off on Wednesday January 27th, with leading southern Shorthorn herds throwing their doors open to visitors.
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VALE – MARGARET WILLIAMS

The Shorthorn breed is saddened to announce the passing of Mrs. Margaret Williams of Marrington Shorthorns, Dubbo NSW. Our deepest condolences are extended to Howard and their children Alison, Debbie, Susan, Tom and Rob and the grand children during this difficult time.
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A CHROMOSOMES WORTH OF DIFFERENCE

There is always a lot of discussion that relates to the confusion between actual performance of a seedstock animal and the EPD for the animal. So, to understand the difference Sean McGrath takes it back to the beginning.
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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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