Category Archives: New Zealand

Champion of the World – Bull entries

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The results are in … Mini Hereford virtual show 2013

PLACEGETTERS IN THE 2013
VIRTUAL CATTLE SHOW FOR MINIATURE HEREFORDS

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We have listed the First placegetters here, for the complete list and photos click here

Class 1. Cow 3 yrs and over with calf at foot.
1st – No. 6. B. & D. Davey (Shady Creek – Victoria, Australia)
Boomer Creek Meredith with Shady Creek Bruno

Class 2.  2 yr old female with/without calf at foot
1st – No. 57.  A. Livermore (Winswood – Victoria, Australia)
Winswood Annie

Class 3.  Yearling Heifer
1st – No. 26.  C. & S. Williams (WW Ranch – Texas, USA)
WW Cinderella Sampson

Class 4.  Heifer Calf
1st – No. 27.  C. & S. Williams (WW Ranch – Texas, USA)
WW Hazel Sampson

Class 5.  Senior Bull – 3 yrs and over
1st – No. 36.  D. Warner (Paragon – Western Australia)
Paragon Lord Charles

Class 6.  Junior Bull – 2 yrs
1st – No. 9.  B. & D. Davey (Shady Creek – Victoria, Australia)
Boomer Creek Nebraska

Class 7.  Yearling Bull
1st – No. 10.  B & D. Davey (Shady Creek – Victoria, Australia)
Shady Creek Alto

Class 8.  Bull Calf
1st – No. 30.  C. & S. Williams (WW Ranch – Texas, USA)
WW Joyful Jude

Class 9. Group (Male(s) and Female(s)
1st – No. 87.  A. & J. Hargrove (Grovenorth – Northland, New Zealand)

Class 10 – Scenic.
1st – No. 34.  Denise Warner (Paragon) – Littlefoot Princess and friends.

Matriarch Littlefoot Princess and friends

Matriarch Littlefoot Princess and friends

Class 11 – Entertainment
1st –  No.95 – Joy & Colin Walters (Boomer Creek) – “Give Us a Kiss you COW”

Give us a kiss you COW

Give us a kiss you COW

Class 12 – Favourite Photo
1st – No. 22 – Joan & Bob Massengale (Iti Biti Acres) – “Oh Goody, a new Playmate”

A new playmate

A new playmate

Judges comments – click here (coming soon 🙂 )

Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords 2013 entries

All the entries have now been posted – view them here

Ferdinand amongst the daisies

Ferdinand amongst the daisies

Maximise Genetic Improvement with MateSel

The move of Herefords Australia Ltd onto the new ILR2 software means that a new product is now available to all Hereford BREEDPLAN members. Known as MateSel, the new product will enable you to objectively optimise the mating allocations for your herd and take your breeding program to the next level.

When utilising MateSel, you provide a MateSel Operator at BREEDPLAN with details regarding your breeding objective and breeding program, plus details of the bulls and females that are available for inclusion in the upcoming matings. The MateSel software then returns a detailed suggested mating list for your consideration, plus a report outlining a range of outcomes from the suggested matings such as the genetic gains that will be achieved and the level of inbreeding in the progeny. A flat fee of $165 (inc GST) applies to access a MateSel analysis for your herd, and results are returned promptly, usually within one working day. MateSel is only available to members of Breed Societies which are using ILR2 software and have at least one selection index.

Through optimised mating allocations, MateSel enables you to:
• Maximise the rate of genetic gain in your herd while managing inbreeding at the same time.
• Save significant time previously spent compiling mating lists.
• Make informed decisions about semen purchases, which bulls to use, animal selection or culling, mating group formation and mate allocations.
• Include objectivity and proven science in your mating decisions.
• Add significant value to your business by way of additional genetic gain and management of inbreeding to offset the cost of pedigree and performance recording.
Further information regarding MateSel and the benefits it offers are available from the following links

To learn more about MateSel, or to download the Excel template for submitting a list of candidate sires and dams,click here  or contact Andrew Byrne at SBTS on 02 6773 3357 or via email at andrew@sbts.une.edu.au. Completed MateSel Excel templates can be emailed to matesel@breedplan.une.edu.au.Matsel