2014 Sydney Royal Beef Challenge
Royal Adelaide Show
Grand Champion Bull
Simon Johnson Willalooka (judge) Neil Rodda Rural Co,Richard Miller Naracoorte Landmark stud stock, Jordan Richards Wyarama Tintinara,Maddie Jonas Tintinara shorthorn lassie,Tom Penna Elders stud stock Adelaide
Grand Champion Female
Simon Johnson Willalooka (judge) David Spencer Yuroke, Maddie Jonas Tintinara Shorthorn lassie, Paul Hour
Champion Interbreed Sires Progeny
Shorthorns Interbreed Champions at EKKA!
Female Interbreed Champion was awarded to Emross All Gold Alabama (BELF6) with calf at foot Emross Imperial Son (BELJ4), exhibited by Belinda Emery and Mark Ross. Male Interbreed Champion 3rd place was awarded to Glengyron Governor (TPSG18), exhibited by Gerald and Lynden Spry
Congratulations Belinda, Mark, Gerald and Lynden!
SA Junior Heifer Expo
Jordan Meade from Wistaw S.A leading Carlton Cherry from Lyn and John Nitschke blitzed the field in winning the Landmark CGU scholarship to North America and the Senior Champion Herdsman at the 2013 annual All Breeds S.A Junior Heifer Expo, held at Adelaide Showground over 4 days during the July School holidays. Congratulations Jordon on an outstanding achievement. We are very proud of you.
24 enthusiastic Shorthorn handlers aged 8 to 23 years were included in the total of 170 competitors who attended the expo from all Australian states.
Shorthorns had one of the highest number of entries from 15 breeds represented.
An educational program was held on Day 1 with speakers sharing their knowledge on such topics as livestock assessment, ET, nutrition, photography and marketing.
Day 2 saw heifer and steer judging by Anthony Hurst from Lucindale.
A quality line up of 20 heifers and 4 steers from 7 studs gained 2 firsts, 2 seconds, 4 thirds and 6 merit awards.
Georgie Golding was awarding reserve intermediate champions for her heifer Windsor Northern Rocky Road.
The final day was handler judging by Diana Wood from Armidale and her associate Ashlee White, a keen Shorthorn breeder from Birdsville Track.
The Shorthorn handlers paraded their heifers gaining 2 firsts, 3 thirds, 6 merits and 3 novice awards.
Emily Ashby had a very memorable day and was well rewarded for her dedication winning Reserve Junior Champion Handler leading Bundaleer Glittering. She also receieved the Juniors Achievement and Junior Judging awards, Congratulations Emily on an outstanding achievement.
Alexandra Thompson was awarded Champion Sub Intermediate handler for her professional manner leading Bayview Beverly while her brother James received the Junior Encouragement award,
Nicole Kopp, leading a Bundaleer heifer, received the Intermediate Encouragement award.
Oscar Golding was competing with his own heifer Lake Hawdon Approval and received the Junior Encouragement award for junior judging.
Bayview Beverly H82 – Alexandra Thompson
Windsor Northern Rocky Road – Georgie Golding
Bundaleer Derrimut H165 – Sophie Ashby
Belmore Red Rose – Shannon Donoghue
Bundaleer Rose H157 – Lexie McKay
Bundaleer Duchess – Nicole Kopp
Kentash Park Daisy H5 – Ellen Canna (steer)
Karoona Mr Incredible – Emily Cavanagh
Bavview Duchess H89 – James Thompson
Belmore Just Delite H220 – Sebastian Volker
Belmore Northern Dancer H138 – Joe Schultz
Bundaleer Gracie H41 – William Southon
Kentash Park Ruby H10 – Caitlyn Barton
Bundlaeer Marvin – John Oakey
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The following Shorthorn entrants were unplaced but represented our breed admirably and can be proud of their efforts.
By Rosemary Miller
Shorthorn composite posts 3.39kg/day gain
A focus on feed conversion efficiency has paid off for Australian National Field Day feedback trial entrant Jon Wright when one of his steers posted a whopping average daily gain of 3.39kg.
The Shorthorn-Angus cross composite, known as a Blue-E, recorded the average daily gain on a barley based ration over 110 days at the Gundamain feedlot, Eugowra.
The feat was the highest recorded in the ANFD grass and grainfed trial since its inception in 1994, according to trial chairman Alan Watts.
The steer was one of a team of four entered in the trial by Mr Wright, of Coota Park Blue-E, at Woodstock, near Cowra.
The Blue-E steer averaged 0.67kg/day over the 80-day grassfed component, compared to the trial average of 0.26kg/day.
It went on to gain 3.39kg/day on grain compared to the trial average of 2.57kg/day on grain.
The Blue-E team took out the weight gain on grass and grain, and was fifth overall on the hoof and hook.
The trial drew 34 teams (136 head) of British bred and Euro purebreds and their crosses.
Mr Wright said the 20 month-old steer had an exit weight of 766kg, a red meat yield of 70 per cent, 99sqcm eye muscle area, 15mm at the rib and 20mm of rump fat.
He said the composite had been selected for feed conversion or net feed intake since development in 1996.
Gundamain feedlot managing director Andrew Herbert said just one to two per cent of feedlot cattle achieved average daily gains above 3kg.
Mr Herbert said a combination of genetics and best practice nutrition, bunk and pen management, and low stress stock handling was helping cattle achieve higher weight gains than a decade ago.
“We have been hosting the ANFD trial for the past seven years – we have never had a steer go less than 2kg/day and last year they averaged 2.3-2.8kg/day,’’ he said.
“At the end of the day we are here to make as much money as we can out of the cattle, and those higher weight gain cattle are more profitable.’’
Shorthorn National Conference Presentations
Expression of Interest - Shorthorn Online Auction
Expressions of Interest are now open for a Shorthorn AuctionsPlus sale to be held late March/early April 2013.
The Shorthorn Online Auction will offer buyers some of the leading genetics from the Shorthorn breed. This sale is for Shorthorn and Shorthorn infused cattle.
The Shorthorn Online Auction provides both vendors and buyers the luxury of animals being sold on farm ruling out many of the stresses of saleyards and transport for both the cattle and people involved. The cooperation with AuctionsPlus will also increase promotion of the Shorthorn breed to potential new clients.
AuctionsPlus is a highly effective livestock marketing tool and we hope that many Shorthorn breeders take part in this initiative and opportunity by offering cattle in the sale.
Contact Jason Catts Ph: 02 6843 6744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Contact Kate in the Shorthorn office – Ph: 02 6772 2400 or email email@example.com
Pam Thompson receives SA Branch Life Membership
Pam received a Life Membership to the SA Branch at the Dinner on the Friday night of the Royal Adelaide judging.
This was presented by Graham Ashby (centre), Life Member of Shorthorn Society of Australia and Pam (right) is seen with her son Chris (left) the Past President of the SA Branch.
Pam was the inaugural President of the SA Shorthorn Ladies Committee in 1979 and has kept involved over those 33 years. She still actively helps at Naracoorte with data recording and breakfast show day, helps with getting things organised for Adelaide Show. At Bayview Pam still keeps involved with the cattle encouraging her grandchildren as they become more involved and helping where needed.
Spry's Bred For Carcase Bull Sale
Wednesday, 15th August, 2012 at “Hillcrest” Tamworth
On offer will be 43 lots, including several potential stud sires and a Waukaru Patent 8161 son.
Lake Hawdon Shorthorns Dispersal Sale
Spring Fling Bull Sale
NSW Shorthorns 23rd Shorthorn Spring Fling Bull Sale , Tamworth Saleyards 25 July 2012 1.00 pm, Entries close 23 May 2012.
Grawenjobar sale tops at $5000,avg $2350
Held in hardening seasonal conditions across south western NSW, western Victoria and South Australia, today’s Grawenjobar Shorthorn Dispersal at Finley (NSW) saw buyers attend from two States.
Top price of $5000 was paid by Spry’s Shorthorns for Lot 5 Grawenjobar Bridesmaid 55th (P) with a heifer calf at foot by Yamburgan Holt 3rd (P) and PTIC to him. Peter Mills from the Wynyard stud with the second highest bid paid $4750 for Lot 22, Grawenjobar Pearl 22nd (P) with a heifer calf by Nero Lock Duke (P) and PTIC to Yamburgan Holt 3rd (P).
Top priced for joined heifers was $2000 three times with lots going to Fregon Stud (West Wyalong), Shamrock Stud (Yass) and Toongimbie Shorthorns (Mathoura).
Volume buyers were the Barlow family of Toongimbie Shorthhorns (Mathoura NSW), the Ham family of Tataila Shorthorns (Moama NSW) and Messrs C & V Sherwood of Hillpete (Vic). One bull, Lot 49 sold for $2000.
Agents were Ray White Rural Fountain & Co and Landmark Mills with auctioneers Tony Fountain and Peter Goldbolt.
By Tony Fountain
Shorthorn Beef Annual Report
Shorthorns in the Tropics - Beef Property Tour
Tuesday 8 May 2012
Experience a Shorthorn cattle breeding and fattening enterprise in the tropics located just south of Rockhampton on the Fitzroy River. Enjoy the company of other cattle producers and Shorthorn Beef members whilst taking in the beautiful scenery and birdlife of this unique landscape.
Cost is $25 per person which includes coach travel, morning tea and bbq lunch. For bookings and further information please contact Kerrod on 0499 435 218. Book at your earliest convenience as seats are limited. Coach will be departing 8.45am sharp and returning 2.30pm from Specialty Travel carpark, cnr Canning and William Streets, Allenstown, Rockhampton.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
The President, Mr R Ham, and Directors of Shorthorn Beef advise that the Annual General Meeting for 2012 will be held as follows:
DATE: Sunday 8th April 2012, 2pm.
PLACE: Somerville Room 2, Sydney Showground.
Financial Statements will be available from the Shorthorn Beef office and Website next Friday 23rd of March.
Kate Tombs - Executive Officer
(02) 6773 4095
2012 Guyra Feature Show
Accredited Structural Assessment Course
An accreditation workshop for Structural Scoring of cattle is to be held in Armidale on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd March. This is your opportunity to become accredited for structural scoring, Mr Bob Dent will be the trainer for the 2 days. More Information >
Bundaleer Female Sale in conjunction with Bayview
on Auctions Plus, 21st October
Contact Matt Ashby: 08 8662 6277 firstname.lastname@example.org
A/C J.V Curr & CO - “Woodlands” Deepwater Part herd dispersal
AuctionsPlus Friday 21st October - 10:00am AEDST
100 Shorthorn Heifers - 2 Years, PTIC to Shorthorn and Angus Bulls
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Contact Colin Say & CO. (02) 67321266 Shad Bailey – 0458322283 Chad Williamson – 0427322100
Bayview Females for sale
Bayview Stud female selection in conjunction with Bundaleer
AuctionsPlus - Thursday 20th October
17 heifers that have run with bulls for 12 weeks from 25/5/2011 PTIC. All heifers weighed and scanned with Breedplan data.
Contact: Chris 0407 606 831, email@example.com
Broughton Park Semen stock clearance
Broughton Park is seeking to clear semen stocks from some of their most celebrated Sires, offering a unique opportunity to both commercial and seedstock producers.
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AuctionsPlus - Shorthorn and Shorthorn infused Sale
This Friday 7th of October - 12pm AEDST
700 head catalogued for the sale from four states, NSW, VIC, SA, QLD.
For more information contact Bob Jakins (Elders) 0417 788 366 or Tim Bayliss (Landmark) 0457 568 803
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