Well Deserved Award for Lyn

Lyn’s association with Shorthorns began as an 8 year old living on her parents property, “Lynray” station in Western NSW, when they bought their first Shorthorns. Her grandparents had Shorthorn bullock teams in Broken Hill in the early 1900’s.

When Lyn moved from “Lynray” in 1969 to marry John, she took 3 semi loads of Shorthorns to Hahndorf, establishing the Carlton Shorthorn stud. The stud was officially registered in 1989 and has grown to a magnificent herd of registered females, today supported by a large commercial herd, predominantly run at Padthaway, SA.

Lyn has been a tireless advocate for the Shorthorn breed, exhibiting for many years at the Royal Adelaide Show as well as donating numerous steers to encourage students to learn the skills to prepare and present show cattle.

Education days, workshops and field days have all been held at Carlton over the years, promoting the Shorthorn breed.

Lyn has held positions including President of the South Australian branch of Shorthorn Beef and President of the South Australian Shorthorn Women’s Committee. Lyn was instrumental in the development of the South Australian Youth programme.

In 2006, John and Lyn purchased the record priced Shorthorn bull, Nero Y2K Zee Top, for $75,000 from Kamilaroi Shorthorns at the National Shorthorn Show and Sale in Dubbo. The record still stands today.

Lyn has provided an amazing total of 90 heifers over many years to assist Youth to participate in the South Australian Junior Heifer Expo. Many weeks have been spent at Carlton by young breeders, training heifers in preparation, under the watchful eye of Lyn. Many of these young breeders have gone on to forge successful careers in agriculture.

Lyn is also a passionate supporter of the JBS Australia Thousand Guineas Shorthorn programme, amongst the first to supply the brand and still shining the spotlight on the breed, hosting field days at Carlton for chefs and retailers, further promoting the Shorthorn breed.

Lyn is a deserved recipient of Life Membership in the South Australian Shorthorn branch, who thank her sincerely for her tireless dedication and devotion on behalf of all South Australian Shorthorn breeders.

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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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