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.
AMHBN is pleased to be associated with the article that appeared in the Herefords Australia magazine – the first one on miniature Herefords since mini Herefords arrived in Australia for this magazine. Click here to read the article.
Don’t forget to visit our For Sale page to see what AMHBN members have for sale here
The miniature Hereford girl’s road trip started in Tasmania, leaving Boomer Creek Miniature Herefords for a road trip and sea trip to Victoria, after a short stay there, they were loaded onto a horse transport to travel to central NSW via various horse farms, where everyone fell in love with them and wanted to keep them! Their horse transport had a breakdown, that took a few days to fix, so they spent a weekend at Australian Miniature Herefords while their new owners were at a cattle handlers camp (a future post 😉 )
It has been wonderful to see mini’s heading up the highway to break into new markets in other states. David, near Byron Bay, has taken delivery of some very pretty heifers, and a little steer to help with the lawn. Tony and Margaret, from near Picton, have increased their cattle numbers by 4 Boomer Creek girls, who were holidaying in South Gippsland for the summer. Drought made feed rare and expensive for Tasmanian breeders Colin and Joy Walters (Boomer Creek Miniature Herefords) and Winswood Miniature Herefords were able to take in a truck load of beautifully bred heifers, cows and calves. It’s these quality animals who have headed for the northern states.
And just last week, Nathan and Mel and family, from Wagga Wagga, picked up 3 girls from us here at Winswood Stud as foundation stock for their new stud Carrington Miniature Herefords. Watch this space as these 3 new studs are going to be doing some really great things in the future.