Issue 177 - April 2022
A day out for the Southern District Club
Cake cutting honours went to Laurie Paterson who was at the inaugural club meeting. Next to him is his son Ross who is the club's current president.
Drinks break! Geof Brown and Gray Pannett enjoying a cold refreshment on another beautiful Central Otago day.

Click here to read about the great Southern District Hereford Club 50th year celebrations!

The biggest change at the office over the last couple of months has been introducing Suzanne Kennedy to the new role as office co-ordinator. Suzanne has grasped the role extremely quickly, coming from a farming background and having transferable skills which she has used during her part-time role with NZ Shearing Contractors Association.  As if that’s not enough to keep her busy, she has three teenage boys with many sporting commitments!  I’m sure you will find Suzanne as friendly and enthusiastic as I do and will enjoy meeting her at the National Seedstock sale and breed dinner on the 10th May. We are both really looking forward to seeing members again.

Meet Suzanne Kennedy
NZ Herefords office co-ordinator

Another change this month, was NZ Herefords accepting the offer to be a channel partner to E-Tipu,  the Boma Agri Summit – NZ’s ‘biggest food and fibre’ sector conference to be held in Christchurch 21-22 June. To find out what that means for members you can read more below.

NZ Youth continues to have fantastic support, this time by our 'older youth" who have signed up for the great programme designed by Becs Paterson for the Leadership Forum to be held on Monday 9th of May.  NZ Herefords board look forward to inviting the young leaders to sit in on part of the board meeting and join them for dinner later in the evening. We hope that you will all support the NZ Hereford Youth auction to be held at the breed dinner, so Hereford Youth can continue to fund such fanatastic events. 

Live Export continues to be in demand, with several Live Export companies working extremely well through PBB/NZ Herefords by following the process for Live Export certification for category 1 and 2 animals, however sadly we have found one company, BeefGen, which even after legal warnings, appear to be bypassing the official process for creating Live Export certificates. NZ Herefords strongly advises members not to sell their animals to this Live Export company.  If you would like to be put in touch with alternative Live Export companies, please contact me for a recommendation.

With the Autumn sale season starting next month, we remind anyone with a suitable bull to enter the National Hereford Seedstock sale prior to the 8th April.  Please plan ahead for your own sale regarding, DNA, merchandise requirements, and catalogues.  Recently I was asked why there was a late transfer fee and whether it was a money making fine.  Late transfer fee, is a penalty introduced by council a few years ago to protect members from a potential legal stance taken by purchasers, where the DNA did not match the recorded pedigree or where the animal had tested positive with a genetic condition – something we had recently witnessed overseas. With the increased information that DNA testing brought to breed association members, the importance of animals meeting the transfer regulations in a prompt fashion became essential. Hence the late transfer fee was introduced as  a ‘stick’ to ensure the transfer takes place in a timely fashion.  

If you have any other questions regarding fees or rules, please feel free to drop me an email and I hope I can explain them.

All the best with the upcoming sales and I hope to see you at the sale, AGM and breed dinner in May.


027 532 8919
National Seed Stock Sale - 10th May 2022
Entries Closing Soon!

Entries close on 8th of April for the National Seedstock Sale. The National Seedstock Sale will be held on Tuesday 10th May 2022 at Orlando Country Club at 4.00pm, by a livestream Helmsman Auction.

Bulls will be judged via the submitted videos and results will be announced prior to the Sale. Trophies will be presented to the vendor of the Champion bull and the highest selling bull.

Ensure you don't miss out, by completeing the entry form, which can be found on the NZ Herefords website - click here, as entries are capped at 24. 

The bull you enter no longer has to be listed in your bull sale catalogue, however conditions of sale are the same as last year, and must meet the NZ Herefords stud transfer rules and regulations - please read the detailed entry criteria and requirements listed on the website prior to entering. 

  • Maximum 2 entries per stud
  • Entries to be 18 months and over
  • High resolution video and photo must be submitted by 19th April (refer to the "How to submit...." for more details)



Tuesday 10th May 2022, 1.30pm
To be held at Orlando Country Club,
748 Rangitikei Line, Palmerston North
All members are invited to attend
  1. Meeting constituted
  2. Apologies
  3. Obituaries
  4. Minutes of 2021 AGM
  5. Matters arising from 2021
  6. NZ Herefords President and Treasurer’s Reports
  7. Notice of Motion
  8. Election of Auditor
  9. Hereford Prime Chairman & Treasurer’s Report
  10. General Business
Posy Moody
General Manager
NZ Herefords                                                                            

 1 April 2022

You are invited to join the Annual Breed Dinner at
Orlando Country Club, 748A Rangitikei Line, Palmerston North 
on Tuesday 10th May 2022.
Dinner and the Youth Auction will follow the AGM and National Seed Stock Sale at 6pm
Dinner tickets cost $85.00 per person.

Booking are essential.  Please contact Suzanne on (06) 323 0745 or by Tuesday 26 April 2022 to secure your tickets.  Numbers are limited and the cost of tickets will be charged to your NZ Herefords account.
NZ Herefords Magazine 2022
We hope you received your 2022 magazine in your letterbox with the April edition of Country Wide magazine.  I hope the 2022 edition will prouldy replace the 2021 edition on the coffee table and give you some enjoyable evening reading. 

Remember to drop Suzanne an email at if you want a supply of magazines at your annual bull sale or drop into the PBB office to collect. South Island breeders, you can collect magazines from Steph Dew or Nick France.

Final date for calf registrations is the end of THIS month - 30th April.  Remember to access the tip sheet from the NZ Herefords website  for help. Late registration fees apply from the 1st May.
The 2022 ALDs are now available to complete and must be submitted to the office by 1st June, 2022. These can be completed electronically (preferred) or manually. We created a the tip sheet to hopefully jog your memory since it’s  been a year since you last did this!  (LINK

  • An electronic worksheet has been loaded to your member login in area on Internet solutions so you can create a batch of “Dam Disposals”. You will NOT be sent a printed form
  • For manual recorders you will have already received a printed form in the post, to complete and return
  • Larger herds (eg 100 females or more) are recommended to use an electronic spreadsheet, which can be requested from registry
  • ADLs can also be completed using recording software such as HerdMASTER4 or Stockbook

Remember it’s worth getting your ADLs correct as the number of females you record as being active in your herd, at ADL cut off date, directly relates to the female fees you are invoiced for in October.

ADLs with no changes still need to be returned to the office or the registry staff need to be notified.
Please remember to initialise the transfer of your bulls after you bull sales. As Posy explains in her manager’s report, late transfer fees were set by council to legally protect members selling stud bulls.
I look forward to seeing many of you next month at the National Seedstock Sale and breed dinner.

Samantha Brosnahan 
DDI: (06) 323 0865

For the latest  DNA reports click here!

Save The Date

April 8       Seed Stock Sale Entries Close
April 30    Final date for 2020 calf registrations
May 9        Youth Leadership Forum - Feilding
May 9        NZ Herefords Council Meeting - Feilding
May 10      NZ Herefords AGM, Orlando Country, Palmerston North
May 10      Breed Dinner & Youth Auction, Orlando Country, Palmerston North
May 10      NZ Herefords Seed Stock Sale, Orlando Country, Palmerston North
June 1         ADL's due    

Notice of AGM, Agenda and Zoom link

We are thrilled to be a channel partner with
ETipu - The Boma Agri Summit

Early Bird Tickets on sale until 1 May
Contact Suzanne at
to receive a code for a discounted ticket!
B+LNZ Genetics are hosting an online webinar for stud beef breeders, focused on maternal productivity and reproduction. Professor Wayne Pitchford (University of Adelaide) will present the latest outcomes from Australian research, followed by Jason Archer (B+LNZ Genetics) who will discuss how these compare with findings from the Beef Progeny Test, and how future research can continue to reinforce these and new key findings.
Presentations will be followed by an interactive question and answer session.
For more information, or to register:
Read the latest from Beef + Lamb Genetics NZ
The New Zealand Hereford family wish to send to our condolences to the Hoskings family on the passing of Graeme in February.

Above are the Hoskings at their dispersal sale in April 2012 receiving a certificate from NZHA.

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