Crookwell commercial success


Rod Hoare and Helena Warren, Cadfor Murray Greys, Binda NSW repeated their success from 2010 in the Commercial Cattle section at the Crookwell Show. Cadfor cattle won the Supreme Commercial Exhibit, the Breeders Group, Champion Vealer and the Champion Commercial female against all breeds with over 40 entries being exhibited in the unled section.

Rod Hoare commented after the show that it was rewarding to win for a second year but with a different cow under a different judge. “Winning the Mervyn Plumb Perpetual Trophy for Champion Vealer was a special thrill. It is a keenly contested class and a prestigious award.” “There were many crossbred calves entered and Murray Greys demonstrated once again that this is one breed that can more than hold its own.”

In 2010 the winning vealer was a nine month old steer running on the Champion cow. This year the Champion Vealer was a 312kg steer not yet seven months old from a first calf heifer. “Rearing the Champion Vealer was a special effort for a heifer and we have great hopes for this female in future”, Rod concluded.

Murray Greys also competed well against all breeds in the steer competitions. Three Murray Grey steers exhibited by Allan McCormack won the pen of steers, while Murray Grey steers exhibited by Elizabeth Fields filled the top three places in the led steer section pushing entries from other breeds out of the placings.