Membership of the Beef Shorthorn Society of Australia brings a wide range of benefits and privileges to enrich ownership of the shorthorn breed, backed by a strong network of support.

When you join the Beef Shorthorn Society of Australia, you have the significant resources of Australia’s longest-running official organisation specialising in shorthorns at your disposal.

Everyone is welcome to become a member and various classifications of membership are available to meet the requirements of stud breeders, associates, commercial breeders and juniors.

Membership benefits at a glance

  1. Strong commercial emphasis
    (a) Society a partner with JBS in the Thousand Guineas program; a premium being paid to suppliers for their cattle;
    (b) commercial attributes of registered cattle emphasised in Society publications.
  2. Moderate annual membership fee. For a Full Member or a Junior Member registering cattle, no additional amount is payable to become a Certified Supplier to the Thousand Guineas program.
  3. Moderate annual fee for a non-Member or Associate Member to become a certified supplier to the Thousand Guineas program.
  4. Availability of two herd books, with different advantages, in which to register cattle.
  5. Registration of an animal by payment of a single, all of lifetime, fee.  No annual inventory fee for breeding females.
  6. Registration produces traceability.
  7. Ease of registration – alternative of online (coming soon) and paper registration applications.
  8. Breedplan available for all cattle registered.
  9. An active junior membership program, with a Society councillor having particular responsibility for junior member activities.