Dubbo National Shorthorn Show & Sale 2024

Australian Shorthorns was proud to sponsor the Senior Champion Bull category at the recently concluded National Shorthorn Show & Sale. Pictured, from left to right is Mrs Jillian Leeds, Mr Peter Falls (on behalf of Australian Shorthorns), Lot 72 Leeds Loyds T51, Mrs Sophie Morgan and judge Mr Spencer Morgan.

2024-07-06T18:04:09+10:00July 6th, 2024|News|

Results : 2024 National Shorthorn Show & Sale

It is with great pleasure that we report the top priced bull at the recently concluded National Shorthorn Show & Sale held at Dubbo was Meadow Vale Ultimate (Australian Shorthorns) bred by Bev & Robyn Harris of the Meadow Vale stud, Clarkefield (first time vendor). A son of Polldale Neat N38 (himself a Division champion at the 2019 sale and purchased by the Malton stud, Finley) Ultimate was purchased for $28,000 by the Williams family (Dubbo) and Calmara Shorthorns (Toongi NSW). A per entry requirements Ultimate satisfied the genotyping sequences for PV (parent verification, myostatin, Poll/Horn, and Bovine Versa 50K) conducted by Weatherbys Scientific Australia. Other Australian Shorthorns members to present bulls for sale at Dubbo this year were Roly Park (Scott Bruton), North Eastern Shorthorns, Tasmania (Carolynn Evans), Tipperary Shorthorns (J&Q Schneider) and Spencer Family (D&M Spencer). Bulls sold to six states and two major volume buyers purchased 25 bulls between them.  77/109 bulls were sold and averaged $8766;  [...]

2024-06-13T17:35:54+10:00June 13th, 2024|News|

2025 World Shorthorn Congress

For those of you who like to really “plan in advance”, please note that the (International) World Shorthorn Congress, which is held every 3rd year, will be hosted by Canada next year (2025) in July, in conjunction with Calgary Stampede activities.   Dates are Jul 03, 2025, 9:00 a.m. – Jul 20, 2025, 5:00 p.m.  As more information comes to hand details will be posted to all members.

2024-04-29T18:45:39+10:00April 29th, 2024|News|

Roly Park Sydney Royal Carcase Success

Scott Bruton of Roly Park Australian Shorthorns has advised his "highest achievement to date at the Sydney Royal Carcase competition with 3 steer carcases all receiving Silver Medals for their carcase scores, and all receiving 20/20 for their individual market specifications.  We were 2nd out of 40 in the Light weight class 5  with a score of 87.61;  another steer in the same class scored 86.04.  The third steer placed 2nd (missing out by .05 of a point) in securing the win scoring 85.60. The 3 carcasses also went on to take out 1st place in the Breeders Carcase Group class with a total score of 259.25. One of the steers was selected in the Shorthorn Stan Hill team of 3 that were placed 2nd overall with a score of 254.96."

2024-04-14T19:11:10+10:00April 4th, 2024|News, Uncategorised|

President’s Letter to Members regarding JBS Thousand Guineas Program

13 March 2024 JBS has recently advised Australian Shorthorns that, as from 30 April, it will not be continuing with the Thousand Guineas program.  Whilst I am confident that JBS will continue to buy shorthorns it is a disappointing decision. Members have enthusiastically supported the program by supplying JBS with top class cattle suitable for the branded product, and Australian Shorthorns itself has done much to promote sales to JBS.   It is the discontinuance of the branded product which is disappointing. The upshot is that, from 30 April, any member who wishes to sell cattle to JBS will not require Thousand Guineas certification. The Thousand Guineas program, useful though it was in lifting the profile of shorthorns, was far from being the be all and end all of Australian Shorthorns’ constant steps to adapt, develop and innovate in the Australian beef industry.  You can be sure that Australian Shorthorns will continue to enhance breeders’ [...]

2024-03-14T10:21:59+11:00March 14th, 2024|News|

President’s Letter to Members 10 January 2024

Mr Peter Falls, President has made the following announcement to members via the following correspondence with regard to the new trading name. 10  January 2024 Dear For over 100 years, the Beef Shorthorn Society of Australia has been the country’s preeminent Shorthorn breed organisation. We are proud to represent a breed that has benefited from centuries of development, innovation and adaptation.  As a Society, we too must develop, innovate and adapt in order to best represent you – our breeders – and continue to improve the breed into the future. As such, from January 22 onwards, the Society will operate under its registered business name Australian Shorthorns. Much of what you expect from us will not change. We remain the official administrator of the Australian and Beef Shorthorn herd books.  And we will keep being the most cost-effective path to Thousand Guineas Certification. We will continue to help you access innovative technology and [...]

2024-01-19T21:55:25+11:00January 17th, 2024|News|


Following an exhaustive investigation of available options, the Society has entered into a contract with Weatherbys Scientific Australia for the provision of genotyping solutions to Society members. Since 1770, Weatherbys has had a continuous and major role in the administration of the bloodstock industry of the UK and Ireland. It is the keeper of the General Stud book, which is the ‘mother stud book’ to which all other registers of Thoroughbred breeding across the world trace their ancestry and format. It is also the owner of Weatherbys Bank, one of only two family-owned private banks in the UK. Then, more than 20 years ago, it expanded its genomic services to bovine and other animal species. It uses Illumina technology to provide services including parentage verification, SNP verification, single gene testing, pedigree searching, species identification and forensic testing. Over the past three years, it has analysed more than 2.3 million samples worldwide. For 10 years [...]

2024-01-19T12:30:48+11:00October 9th, 2023|News|

2023 JBS Thousand Guineas Supplier Performance Awards

The above award was presented to Damian Parker, Eurabbie Pastoral Company, Walla Walla at the dinner function held at the National Shorthorn Show and Sale over the past weekend.  Congratulations to Damain who succeeded in providing multiple consignments (minimum 20 cattle per consignment) over the timeframe May 2022 - May 2023.  The award was based on overall highest percentage in performance timeframe and meeting all the criteria;  consignments were to have met the JBS supply specification at induction time (weight & dentition, Bovillis MH+IBR pre-vaccinated).  Further, the consignments were to have also met the Thousand Guineas brand specifications at the time of production (AusMeat marble score 2+, meat colour 1B - 3 and 0-4 teeth). The winning prize was a travel voucher and 2 tickets to the JBS EKKA Cocktail function to be held on 11 August, and valued at $1000.  A well deserved winner.  Peter Falls, Society President accepted this award from Jason Carswell, [...]

2024-01-19T12:35:23+11:00June 15th, 2023|News|

Peter Falls appointed Federal President

The Federal Council of the Beef Shorthorn Society of Australia is very pleased to announce that Mr Peter Falls, Malton Shorthorns, Finley NSW has been elected to the position of Federal President of the Society, taking over from Mrs Marion Spencer who served in the role for the past 5 years. The Falls family have been breeding Shorthorn cattle since 1953. Malton was established by Ronald and Yvonne Falls, Peter's parents. The foundation females were obtained from Yaralla, which was owned by Ron's parents. Today Malton continues to be a family operation run over 3 properties in the NSW Riverina - Malton, South Burrabogie & Maxwell Farm. Malton's aim continues to be a focus on breeding quality functional cattle for the harsh Australian conditions. For a quarter of a century Malton has been selling feeder steers to JBS Swift through the Prime City now Riverina Feedlot at Griffith. We are a registered supplier for [...]

2024-01-23T15:05:40+11:00March 6th, 2023|News|
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