This is a copy of the handout our members have to use when they are attending shows, fairs and field days. Click on the image to download a PDF of the handout.
PLACEGETTERS IN THE 2013
VIRTUAL CATTLE SHOW FOR MINIATURE HEREFORDS
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)
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.
Class 11 – Entertainment
1st – No.95 – Joy & Colin Walters (Boomer Creek) – “Give Us a Kiss you COW”
Class 12 – Favourite Photo
1st – No. 22 – Joan & Bob Massengale (Iti Biti Acres) – “Oh Goody, a new Playmate”
Judges comments – click here (coming soon 🙂 )
All the entries have now been posted – view them here
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
- Video Presentation of MateSel
- Frequently Asked Questions
- MateSel Product Brochure
- Example MateSel Report
- Example MateSel Mating List (csv format)
- Template for Submitting MateSel Information
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 email@example.com. Completed MateSel Excel templates can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.