Murray Grey steers and heifers perform in Sydney Royal Beef Challenge


In the inaugural year of the Sydney Royal Beef challenge, Murray Grey cross steers by registered Ondiong bred sires proved themselves to be formidable competition.

Bred and exhibited by the Malone Family from Moree, northern NSW teams were entered as pens of six steer and or heifers.

Judging on the hoof, saw Malone pens of 6 take out 2nd and 3rd placein the 60 day Domestic Competition.

A pen of Malone bred steers also won Reserve Champion Pen of 6 Steers/Heifers suitable for the Domestic Market.

Most impressively the Malone’s also won 1st place in the Taste Test Competition for the Domestic Class and won a Gold Medal by the Fine Food Industry.

All exhibits were by Ondiong Murray Grey bred sires and out of a mix of commercial Angus/Charolais, Murray Grey/Charolais or Murray Grey cows.

Making the win even more remarkable was the fact that the Malone’s found out about the competition the night before cattle had to enter the feedlot and just happened to have some cattle in the yards, with steers weaned three days previously and heifers one day previously. As part of their weaning practice, the Malone’s yard wean for 7-10 days before moving their weaners on elsewhere and were most impressed by how well their animals performed in the competition given the circumstances.