Liz recently received a Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarship supported by Meat and Livestock Australia. My study topic will focus on the performance and profitability of producing ‘natural’ lotfed beef, considering genetics and traceability claims. I also plan to investigate a point-of-origin beef labelling system integrated with the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS), much like what is used in […]
The Grove Sherlock J0110 was purchased today for $45,000 at The Grove sale. He is a double cross of Informant, the sire of The Grove Lockyer, who had a major impact within our herd. Sherlock has an exceptional front, smooth shoulders and length. He displayed a very good EMA to muscle ratio, when coupled with […]
We headed to Adelaide for the Royal which John judged the led steers for the second year in a row, 180 steers in total. John is using a roving mic which ads to the commentary and keeps the crowd engagement. A great lineup of steers!! We did a four day whirlwind trip around the south […]
Shorthorn feeder steers top the Mount Gambier store sale today at $3.59/kg. Congratulations to Keith & Karena Higgins from Patanga Pastoral Co & Mike Newton, Stillwater, on excellent results from SA. Click here to watch Shorthorns top the Mt Gambier sale.
JBS Australia has announced that from October 1st 2015, they require Shorthorn feeder steers for a newly created Shorthorn breed based Branded Beef program. The Shorthorn brand will be an exclusive niche brand, targeted at the high-end food service trade both domestically and internationally. The finished beef product will be further underpinned by MSA grading and achieve […]
Lionel Manchee was the proud recipient of a Life Membership to the Shorthorn Society. Presentation of the award took place at the annual Yamburgan Bull Sale, before an audience of 300 people. John’s father Lionel was made a Life Member of the Shorthorn Society of Australia following 60 years of service to the society and […]
2015 sees us holding our 21st Annual On-Property bull sale, which also marks 68 years of stud Shorthorn breeding and over 100 years breeding Durham Shorthorn cattle in north west NSW and southern Queensland. On offer this year are 90 bulls and 30 heifers, that we are proud to have our brand on. It is […]
2015 marks the 21st Annual On Property bull sale for the Yamburgan herd and 68 years of stud breeding. To kick off the celebrations, we will be having a pre-sale dinner with the nations award winning beef and entertainment by Australia’s own bush poet, Murray Hartin. We welcome everyone to join us for the dinner the […]
As part of the Beef Australia 2015, Yamburgan participated in the Genomix Genetic auction held on Wednesday night of the week long event. The Genomix Genetic auction saw elite genetics from a multitude of breeds sold by the AuctionsPlus helmsman system with over 300 people in attendance. Shorthorns were the only breed to clear all […]
In 2012, highly valued employee, Paul Redding, clocked up a milestone of working for Manchee Agriculture for 30 years. Paul has been a dedicated and highly valued employee bring- ing many things to the work place but his talent of story telling of misadventure are unparalleled. His dedication and enthusiasm never waivers regardless of the days work […]
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“We are very pleased with the type of cattle we are producing. They are productive, feminine females that are producing steers that are performing well both for us on grass and in feedlots. “
Keith & Karena HigginsPatanga Pastoral Co, Avenue Range, SA.
“The Yamburgan bulls are producing good progeny in the harsh buffel country and yet they retain a softness and do-ability with tremendous muscle – they are just getting better and better every year.”
John & Stuart BrownlieDeepwater Farming, Meandarra, Qld.
“Our breeding program has now become a closed Yamburgan blood herd. John is a cattleman first and he breeds seedstock directly suitable for our commercial production requirements.”
Butch & Tory DavidsonMemagong Pastoral Co, Young, NSW.
“Yamburgan cattle are cattle that com- bine performance and docility and are sought after by both lot feeders and grass finishers who consistently comment on the high percentage of the cattle that meet the highest specifications.”
Mike NewtonKingston SE, SA.
“We have used well over a dozen Yamburgan bulls in the last 10 years and have been very happy with the growth and fertility of the progeny.”
Anthony GrillsWalcha, NSW.
“Having purchased our first Yamburgan bull 18 years ago we have continually seen an improvement in the females retained and the yeild in our steers.”
Lew LamphCarinda, NSW.