National Show & Sale
Champion Unled Female Onward Mertle M2, exhibited by Sue Francis.
Reserve Champion Unled Female Arki Fire Fly H19, exhibited by G & K Buick.
Champion Unled Bull Waroona France L31, exhibited by AW, SM & GK Hobbs.
Reserve Unled Champion Bull Glenliam Farm Lithium, exhibited by Glenliam Farm.
Grand Champion Led Female Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13, exhibited by NA & RG Eylward
Reserve Champion Led Female Tullibardine Margarite M15, exhibited by Tullibardine Stud and MG Youth
Grand Champion Led Bull Onward Longreach, exhibited by Sue Francis
Reserve Champion Led Bull Glenliam Farm Landmine, exhibited by Glenliam Farm
Supreme Exhibit Onward Longreach, exhibited by Sue Francis
41 of 47 Sold
Average price $4,474
Sale Gross $183,450
Courtesy The Weekly Times
The Murray Grey National Show and Sale was at Wodonga on Monday, and Landmark’s Ray Atwell said there was strong demand for females and bulls sold at commercial rates.
Of the 18 bulls offered, 15 sold to a top of $8250, averaging $5750, while 25 of 27 females topped the offering at $10,500 and averaged $3688. Last year, 20 bulls averaged $5550, and 27 females averaged $3601.
Nigel and Gina Eylward of Eylwarra Sands at Lucindale, South Australia, sold their grand champion led female, the 13 month old Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13 for the sale top price,
The heifer was purchased by Murray Grey Youth president Annika Whale Double A Murray Grey stud, Clarence Town, NSW, and said its sire, Eylwarra Sands Falcon F33, was “breeding the house down”. The heifer had a 600 day growth figure of +76kg, compared to the breed average of +50kg
Murray Greys to $10,500
By Bridie Edwards
The 51st annual Murray Grey National Show & Sale, held at Wodonga Exhibition Centre, showed strong interest from repeat buyers across Australia.
Twenty-five of the 27 females offered were sold resulting in a 93 per cent clearance rate. They reached a top of $10,500 and averaged $3,688.
The top-priced heifer, fresh from South Australia, was Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13 from Eylwarra Sands Murray Greys, Lucindale.
Sired by Eylwarra Sands Falcon and out of Eylwarra Sands Annabelle F71, the 13 month old heifer went to Double A Murray Grey Cattle Co, Annika Whale, Clarence Town.
“We really liked the sire she is by and we believe she is a good package” Ms Whale said. “She is very quiet natured, there really was not much wrong with her”.
Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13 topped well above the second highest female sale price, which was paid for cow and calf duo, Arki Fire Fly H19 and silver bull calf at foot, Arki Magnificent M97.
They sold for $6500 to south coast buyer Stephen Robertson “Benooka Park” Bega.
The second highest priced heifer had previously won reserve unled female earlier that day behind Onward Myrtle M2 who took home champion unled female.
Murray Grey National Show judge, Tania Guaran, Gippsland, said the cow and calf unit were the most complete package on offer.
“She has a great look with a long stretch and a great little silver calf at foot”, Ms Guaran said.
Tullibardine Margarite M15 was donated to the Murray Grey Youth program by the Murray family of Tullibardine Murray Greys, Western Australia.
The one year old heifer won reserve champion led female earlier that day and was bought by Glenliam Farm, Dungog, for the third highest price of $6000, the heifer was sired by Eylwarra Sands Falcon F33 out of Tullibardine Margarite G2.
“She is a brilliant heifer with a lot of potential, structurally sound and well presented”, Ms Guaran said.
Of the 18 bulls offered 15 sold, resulting in a 83% clearance rate to an average of $5750 and top of $8250.
All genetic lots were passed through, this included two lots of semen and one lot of A-grade embryos.
Snowy tops the bulls at $8250
By Bridie Edwards
The top priced bull, Windmill Snowy, sold by Snowy Mountain Murray Greys, Adelong, was sired by Shellgardi Barrington.
The two year old bull made $8250, selling to Geoff Buick, “Arki”, South Australia.
Equal second highest price of $7000 was paid for Glenliam Farm Lithium L12, offered by Glenliam Farm Dungog and bought by Richardson Pastoral Co, Gresford and matching Glenliam with a $7500 price tag was Errowanbang Lincoln sold by Errowanbang Murray Greys, Carcoar, purchased by Edward Bowen, Grahamstown.
Glenliam Farm Lithium, a well muscled young sire by Glenliam Farm Hercules H27, was the Glenliam Farm top-of-the-drop bull in 2012.
Errowanbang Lincoln, the young bull out of Michaelong Boadicea G50 by Errowanbang Hattrick, was acknowledged for this potential as a sire.
Onward Longreach takes supreme exhibit
By Bridie Edwards
The Murray Grey National Show saw Onward Lingreach take home supreme exhibit after coming up against Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13.
Onward Longreach owned by Sue Francis from Onward Murray Greys, Dorrigo, took home champion led bull before being sashed supreme. The 20 month old bull weighed 768 kilograms.
Onward Longreach was in front of reserve champion Glenliam Farm, Dungog, a 740kg, 20 month old silver bull sired by Onward Meatloaf.
Judge, Tania Guaran, Gippsland, said the talent at this year’s show was exciting for the Murray Grey breed.
I could not go past the bull for supreme exhibit, he is typical of what we are looking for in the Murray Grey industry”, Ms Guaran said.
Champion led female went to Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13 owned by Eylwarra Sands Murray Greys SA, in front of reserve led champion which went to Tullibardine Margarite M15 owned by Tullibardine Murray Greys, WA. Annabelle M13 then went on to top the sale at $10500.
Onward Myrtle M2, a young heifer by Onward Toto J34 from Onward Murray Greys, Dorrigo, won champion unled female and Arki Fire Fly H19 , owned by Geoff Buick, SA, took home reserve.
Champion unled bull went to Waroona France L31 who later went on to be sold for $5000 to The Glen Pastoral Co, Walwa, VIC. Reserve Champion went to Glenliam Farm Lithium L12 who later made $7500 in the sale.