Shorthorns offer a range of maternal and carcase traits which make them a vital part of any pure or crossbreeding program. While many British breeds of cattle share these characteristics, results from the Beef Co-operative Research Centre at Armidale, NSW, clearly show Shorthorns to have superior marbling performance in comparison to Herefords, and superior Net Feed Intake (NFI, or feed efficiency) to Angus. This puts Shorthorn in a unique position as the ultimate British breed infusion for any crossbred program, or as a purebred option which can be marketed as a distinct and consistent line.
The National Shorthorn Show and Sale Committee invite you to take a closer look at what Shorthorns can do for your program. This fixture offers a diverse range of types and pedigrees, so there is bound to be something for everyone. And as the premier multi-vendor sale for the breed, the sires on offer are the tops of their drops. Many of the breed’s top studs have sourced new stud sires from the sale – the Australian record-priced bull was sold in Dubbo in 2006.
We wish you the very best in the search for your next sire.