Helen celebrated her 90th birthday on Christmas Eve. An inspiration to us all, Helen continues to challenge herself every day with new projects and by staying abreast of all things Mawarra.
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Mawarra Genetics was awarded the Most Successful Exhibitor at the 2023 Herefords Australia National Show & SaleMonika2023-06-02T02:52:59+00:00
Mawarra Genetics was awarded the Most Successful Exhibitor award at the 58th Herefords Australia National Show & Sale (Wodonga) A successful day in the Show ring was backed up by strong support from stud and commercial producers the following day in what was another successful sale for the Sykes family. Herefords Australia - News - Article, May 12th, 2023 - link to article James and Melinda Higgins, Curracabark Herefords, Gloucester, NSW, returned to the sale after many years break to outlay $60,000 for the second top price bull, Lot 163, Mawarra Valley S198 (AI) (PP), offered by the Sykes family, read more..
Rural trailblazer Helen Sykes started life in Victoria’s High Country, where people — and cattle — are bred toughMonika2023-06-02T02:53:31+00:00
Helen Sykes started life 89 years ago in the Victorian High Country, where they breed their people the way they breed their cattle: tough...
Helen Sykes, foreword to our 50th Anniversary Sale March 2023 I have been asked to write a few words on the foundation of Mawarra. I could write on and on about its development, the sires and cows we used, and the incredible amount of breeding skills and emerging technologies needed...but not now. Put simply, I just want to say what a joy it has been. I grew up with Herefords, as did my father, L. C. (Dick) Rogers. As a young man in the beginning of the 1900’s, he helped run the family herd in the bush around Black Mountain read more..
David Phelan, looking back at 50 years of Sales at Mawarra ... March, 2023 (Mawarra 50th Anniversary Sale Catalogue) Firstly, allow me to congratulate the Sykes Family on achieving this wonderful milestone ... a milestone that started out from humble beginnings, with their first sale taking place at Norwood in Bairnsdale on the 29th May 1974. Norwood was owned by Helen’s father, Mr Dick Rogers, an experienced stud-cattle breeder, who owned Norwood Murray Grey Stud and, prior to that, Norwood Herefords. Norwood Herefords is where Robert and Helen purchased some of their best initial foundation cows, and a lot of the read more..
Mawarra Ultra Star awarded the 2022 “Hereford - Champion of Asia/Africa”
Katie takes home Sugarloaf heifer as Most Potential Breeder winner – Australia National Youth Heifer Show, July 2022Monika2023-06-02T02:54:43+00:00
Katie takes home Sugarloaf heifer as Most Potential Breeder winner - Australia National Youth Heifer Show, July 2022 Published by Herefords Australia - link to article Andrew, Serena, Layne and Mackinley Klippel, Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, Corryong, with Katie Kerby and Sugarloaf Caroway S140 Victorian teenager Katie Kerby is on her way to building a stud herd after winning the Herefords Australia Youth Most Potential Breeder Award. Katie, of Glenmaggie, received a heifer donated by Andrew and Serena Klippel, Sugarloaf Creek Herefords, Corryong, Victoria, with the award announced at the Herefords Australia National Youth Heifer Expo dinner on July read more..
The 57th Herefords Australia National Show & Sale, Wodonga (May 2022), a cracker with $130,000 top priceMonika2023-06-01T13:34:54+00:00
The Hereford breed stamped its dominance in the market posting a thumping top price of $130,000 and a new record average of $15,794 ....
It’s been a phenomenal day for our family being awarded Most Successful Exhibitors at the Herefords Australia National Show and Sale - Wodonga....
A Victorian family of prominent Hereford breeders have been crowned the most successful exhibitors at this year's Herefords Australia National Show in Wodonga. The Sykes family of Mawarra Genetics, Longford, and Mawarra B, Koetong, won three of the four major breed awards during the 57 th annual show in north-east Victoria on Wednesday.