The Beef Shorthorn Society of Australia fosters the interest of young people in Shorthorn breeding and showing, with a variety of juniors’ activities, events and educational programs.
by Sarah Sutton, Scott Bruton, Sapphire Halliday and Daniel Porter. More than 160 enthusiastic participants braved Victoria's cold winter to participate in the annual Cattle Handlers' Camp, held at the Melbourne Showgrounds, Ascot Vale, between 10 and 13 July 2017. The camp, first held in 1988, is conducted by Stud [...]
Waking up at 5am isn’t most kid’s version of a fun school holidays, although for show stock kids waking up to tend to their animals brings an excitement like no other. For the beef shorthorn kids working as a team adds to the fun as we make lasting friendships not [...]
Junior members were to the fore at the Ballarat Feature Show, held in true Ballarat weather last November. Amidst the rain, wind, and in the cold, Darcy Swan and Jarrod Lane did great work in helping to prepare and then exhibit Scott Bruton’s 18 Beef and Australian Shorthorns; whilst Amber [...]
Three of the Society’s enthusiastic junior members successfully challenged older exhibitors with their cattle at the 2016 Melbourne Royal. Darcy Swan, ‘Swanlea’, Swan Hill, had a first placing in the heifer 9 – 12 months heifer class, a second in the 16 – 20 months heifer class, and a third [...]