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                                                                               December 2017


       Dear Members,
       With Christmas almost here, our days seem to be getting busier.
       Record Beef and Lamb prices once again shows that the world is still
       screaming out for our product.
       Although the dry is starting to grip many parts of the country after such
       a wet winter and spring Mother Nature normally evens herself out.
       It has been a busy year for Shorthorn with the Herd tour and Heifer
       Sale taking place in the King Country and Taranaki. I would like to
       thank all the breeders who hosted us on their farms, it was good to
       see great lines of cattle.
       The Heifer Sale held at The Parks property was well supported by
       breeders and it was great to see some new younger breeders joining
       the Shorthorn Beef breed.
       Congratulations to Shane and Dot Dromgool for having the Champion   PGG Wrightson Livestock are the naming sponsor and we are
       Bull at the 2017 Beef Expo and going on to get Reserve Champion.   delighted to have them on board.
       In 2018 the national sale will be held in Palmerston North at the   Heifers and bulls both led and unled, can be sold by video.
       Convention Centre in conjunction with Hereford and Angus under a   Follow the Facebook page:
       new format of “PGG Wrightson Livestock Video Auction”. Thanks to
       those breeders that took time to forward their views to the council.  Videoing of entries, where possible, will be by BullWalk and co-
       A great dispersal sale for The Brigadoon Shorthorn Herd was held   ordinated by the Video Sale Coordinator, Posy Moody.
       in Winton on the 18  May. John and Lindy were great supporters of   Videos will be uploaded to the Facebook page prior to the sale.
       the Shorthorns and John will be missed. We wish Lindy all the best   Catalogues will be printed as normal.
       for the future.                                         All entries will be through Shorthorn NZ.
       Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.              If you are planning to come along to the sale please ensure you book
                                                               your accommodation as early as possible as the sale coincides with
       Kind regards,                                           capping week in Palmerston North along with two other large events.
       Craig Morton PRESIDENT                                  Complimentary parking tickets will be available for members wishing
                                                               to attend the sale.  More information on the sale will be distributed
                                                               as soon as it is available.
         PBBnz                                                 The AGM will be held at PBBnz in Feilding on Monday 14  May at
         On behalf of the combined breeds that operate under the   a time to be set.  We also aim to hold a lunch or dinner, but this is
         PBBnz umbrella, PBBnz applied for sponsorship through PGG   all to be confirmed.
         Wrightson Ltd.  We are pleased to be able to inform you we   Council are seeking expressions of interest from breeders who think
         have successfully received confirmation of PGG Wrightson   they will be selling in the sale so we can get an idea of numbers.
         sponsorship to NZ Shorthorns of $1,250.               Please contact your councillor or Lindy at the office.
         This has been secured for a three-year period.        As this is a video auction, there will not be any show or parade.

                                                               SHORTHORN NZ RULES FOR ENTRY TO
                                                               NATIONAL VIDEO SALE
       PGG WRIGHTSON                                            •  Choice of having the bulls in Feilding at vendors cost.

       LIVESTOCK NATIONAL                                       •  To be videoed by approved NZ Shorthorn video persons at
                                                                  vendors costs.
       VIDEO SALE                                               •  Maximum of 4 bulls per vendor.
                                                                •  The video must be online one month prior to sale.
       There has been a change for 2018 national sales with a move away   •  All bulls going to Beef Expo are to be inspected by a senior
       from the traditional Beef Expo to a National Video Sale to be held at   judge and stock agent prior to going to the sale.
       the Palmerston North Convention Centre on Monday 14  May 2018   •  All bulls have 3 EBV’s/indexes above the breed average.
       with the first sale at 4.00pm.                           •  Vendor to name selling company.

       SHORTHORN ASSOCIATION: PO Box 503, Feilding  |  Phone: 06 323 4484  |  Fax: 06 323 3878  |  Web:  SHORTHORN FLYER    1
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