Summer 2017-18 can only be described as a stinker! Day after day of 36ºC + and some nights where the temperature only dropped down to a balmy 27ºC. And this is the Southern Highlands, the land of green pastures, pleasant days and cool evenings in Summer. We would be forgiven for thinking we’d moved to White Cliffs ( no offence, White Cliffs, it’s just that out there you know what to expect in Summer.) This was topped off with well below average rainfall and days of hot westerly winds. The result, pasture stopped growing around Christmas and steadily dried off. This lead to one big problem – hungry cattle. Even though Herefords are considered good ‘doers’ they were starting to lose some condition.
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SYDNEY ROYAL HEREFORD FEATURE SHOW & SALE 2018
Friday 23rd March 2018 – Tuesday 3rd April 2018
The 2018 Sydney Royal Hereford Feature show will be held on Saturday the 24th of March 2018.
Come along and see the BIG cousins of miniature Herefords.
The show schedule can be seen here
At our recent AGM we voted a change to the executive. Our new President is Nathan Nixon, Secretary is Alison Livermore and Treasurer is Dianne Davey. Alison and Dianne are Publicity Officers. The remainder of the positions will be listed in the Minutes which will be included in the next newsletter.
One very important outcome from the AGM are our first ever life memberships. Awarded to Julie Stott and Joy Walters, the executive and those present felt their outstanding and diligent contributions to the AMHBN should be recognised. Congratulations and our heartfelt thanks to you both for your extraordinary achievements in respect to breed development and sheer hard work regards the association. The new generation of Miniature Hereford breeders have an easy task because of your expertise and commitment to excellence, and a robust and growing association to take us forward into an exciting future.
Happy end of 2017, Christmas and the SUMMER newsletter is nearly ready to be posted to AMHBN members.