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Helpful informationHeading into bull buying season, it’s worth spending some time reviewing your breeding objectives – what do you want to achieve from your beef system on your farm?
Beef + Lamb New Zealand's podcast featuring former National Beef Genetics Manager, Max Tweedie, discusses the information contained in the ‘Better Beef Breeding resource booklet.
Have a listen to help develop your understanding of Estimated Breeding Values (EBV’s), identify the traits important to achieving your objectives, compare bulls to breed averages and learn how to visually assess bulls’ sexual and structural soundness.
All this will help you to select the right bulls both on figures and visual assessment.
Ive been asked by a committee member of the show to remind all potential beef exhibitors. On farm judging.Livestock Entries Close- 10th February After this date a $35 late fee per exhibit will be charged.- Avoid the fees and get your entries in now! Trade (Lifestyle Block and Commercial Trade) and Crafters registrations close on the 17th Feb - get them in soon so you don't miss out! Spaces are filling fast! Also remember that everyone is welcome to the Saturday Night dinner- BYO Drinks + Salad or Dessert, $10 per person- Registrations for this are through the office or via showdayonline with your entries. ... See MoreSee Less
Another great day for the South Devons. Gore A&P Show Congratulations to Stewart and Julia Eden, winning the Jr Meat and Wool Kane Trophy. Java Tonka Nikita. South Devons also paraded well in the Herds Person Competition. Placing 3rd, two 4ths and a 5th of over 20 handlers. Jr, novice and senior. Great to have the kids approach breeders asking to use our South Devons. All the handlers that approached knew of the South Devons “Gentle Giants” reputation. They had Hereford, Dairy and Angus back grounds. ... See MoreSee Less