We ask that all exhibitors are dressed neatly and wear the Braford maroon exhibitors shirts, these shirts are available for purchase from the office.
You can view all Braford Society Merchandise here.
There is no limit on the amount of characters you wish to use in your stud prefix or animal’s name within reason. Your stud prefix must make sense and represent your herd and the Breed well. Most registered animals under this prefix will have the prefix before their name, For Example: Wingham 1234 (Wingham being the stud Prefix and 1234 being the beasts reference) or Wingham Rosie etc.
How you start your references is up to each individual stud, however tattoos must match the firebrand on the beast and the registration certificate.
You are allowed to use a lettering system that ties in with the current year. Please refer to the Year Codes Table here.
In short yes. Your registered brand (as per your name and property pic number) along with the animal’s stud identification number (this number is also the animals tattoo number)).
The animal’s identification number must correspond with the registration certificate.
Please note that the Herd book number and identification number (Tattoo number) can be two different numbers depending on how and when you process your cattle in correspondence to registering your cattle. For Example Tattoo / fire Brand no. 1234
Herd book No. 112233
In the past the Braford Society has been a member of Breedplan, but most of our members have decided to not use Breedplan. However individuals can continue to supply data to Breedplan at their own cost.
The average mature weight for bulls is 750kg – 900kg.
The average weight for mature females is 500kg – 650kg.
The average birth weight for calves is 25kg – 30kg.
Average price for bulls is $5500.00
Average price for females is $1000.00
Yes and we encourage these programs.
We have members in all States of Australia and hoping to have some new members from New Zealand. Braford cattle have proved over the years they are adaptable to all climates from the heat in the Western Queensland and Central Northern Territory to the cold in southern New South Wales and Victoria. These cattle can live and not only that but thrive in almost any climate.
Given the right conditions Braford cattle will finish well on grass alone. They also have proven time and time again in feedlot competitions that they finish extremely well on grain.
Braford cattle are both.
All AI and ET programs must be approved by Management and the current owners of the donor cattle. However we do encourage these programs.
Braham inheritance in the Braford cattle to be evident in their appearance, indicative of ¼ – ¾ Brahman Characteristics.