Important Dates
» New Zealand
» World

» About the Breed
» EBVs Explained
» Grouprun Summary
» AI Sires List
» Shorthorn History
» Breeding Fees
» Judges List
» Download Forms
» News Archive

Online Database
ABRI Internet Solutions
» Animal Enquiry
» EBV Enquiry
» Member Enquiry
» Online Sale Catalogues
» Online Semen Catalogues
» Member Login

» NZ Shorthorn Council
» NZ Shorthorn Members
» Joining NZ Shorthorn
» Shorthorn Links

Follow Us

Sponsored By

The New Zealand Shorthorn Association

The New Zealand Shorthorn office is situated at 75 South Street, Feilding in the Manawatu and it operates 8 - 5 pm weekdays. Members are welcome to visit the office and meet the staff of New Zealand Performance Beef Breeders who administer the Shorthorn Association along with the Hereford, Angus, Limousin, South Devon, Charolais, Maine Anjou and Romagnola Breed Societies.

The Association is regulated by the Council, currently made up of six breeding members who are nominated from around New Zealand. The Council meets at various times throughout the year to discuss breed issues.

The New Zealand Shorthorn Association was established in 1915 to record pedigree and performance information in order to maintain the ongoing integrity of this well established breed. Promoting Shorthorn cattle to the seedstock and commercial beef industries is another prime objective of the Association. The main "shop window" for the breed is the New Zealand Beef Expo where approximately 6 to 8 bulls are show cased in Feilding. This is an excellent opportunity to either sell and/or purchase top New Zealand genetics.


The Shorthorn breeders are an extremely approachable group. If you have any enquires that are not covered in the pages to follow please contact your local councillor who will be more than happy to address your query.