Shorgene – Powered by IGS

The long-awaited change to IGS is finally being realised for the Shorthorn Breed. The system has gone through a lengthy review and the Shorthorn Beef board feel that both the IGS analysis is representing the quality of the shorthorn cattle well and the new data management program is nearly ready to go.

There will be a transition program implemented for the roll-out of the new systems. Currently, the vast majority of the Shorthorn Beef registered animals have been through the IGS analysis. These animals have also been uploaded to the new data management program that will operate the breed.

The new data management program is operated by a company that services multiple breed societies across the world. The system was created to provide a simple and clear program that provides greater online services that will assist members greatly in their data management. Members will be able to manage your herd inventory at any time throughout the year, enter your calf registration’s and enter all phenotype data in one easy program.

Shorthorn Beef members will be the first in Australia to have access to this dynamic and completely user-friendly program that was designed purely for the societies members.

Over the next two weeks, the Shorthorn Beef board expect an initial version of the data management program to available for members. Shorthorn Beef will continue to make available the current operating systems in place and run a transition phase for members with the two systems. The full transition to IGS is nearing completion and members will continue to be advised as more information comes to hand.

For more information on the new IGS EPD’s click here………

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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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