Profitability

  • Shorthorn / Bonsmara cross-breeding

Shorthorn Beef Australia

Shorthorn Beef Australia has published a collection of short videos highlighting the success of Shorthorn cattle in various beef enterprises. A detailed site dedicated to the profitability traits of Shorthorn cattle is available through this link http://www.shorthornprofit.com.au. In addition, the following short TV commercials have been commissioned to further Shorthorn profitability amongst breeders:

Shorthorn / Bonsmara cross-breeding

When we moved to Forest Glade, we augmented our female numbers with a parcel of 5 top-class in-calf Bonsmara females acquired at the production sale of Norton Thompson’s Glen Glyde Bonsmaras, Komga. After unfortunately losing one to Clostridial redgut soon after they arrived at Forest Glade, we have bred them hard to a selection of bulls, including LBR 0302, Spry’s All Gold D052, Deerpark Furty and Shadybrook Powerplay 802U. Shown in the slider at the top of the page is a selection of progeny from the above bulls out of the cows.

The commercial advantages of heterosis are well documented and Shorthorns are known the world over to be complementary in almost all crossbreeding programmes. To this end we have also used Shorthorn bulls over Hereford, Bonsmara and Friesland cows with very pleasing results.