Wallawong Wins Champion Carcase at Wingham

May 21, 2015


Wallawong Murray Greys have confirmed their reputation for producing elite carcases scoring another big win with the Champion Unled Carcase at Wingham Beef Week.

The carcase was exhibited by Wallawong Murray Greys and David Schouten ‘Calala’ Gravesend was sired by Wallawong Uncovered, a bull that was purchased by Mr Schouten in 2012.

The purebred Murray Grey steer was 580kg full liveweight, and produced a 316kg carcase weight. The carcase scored full points for fat specifications with 15mm on the rump and 11mm fat on the rib along with an excellent 100cm² Eye Muscle Area, Marble score of 2, and 4 out of 5 points for fat distribution.

The carcase scored 90.32pts to be awarded the Champion Unled Carcase, Reserve Champion Overall Carcase and Jackpot winner.

Wallawong Murray Grey stud principal Lachlan James was delighted with another win and other high placings achieved with Wallawong genetics after recently winning the Grand Champion Carcase at the 2015 Sydney Royal Easter Show Purebred Steer and Carcase Competition.

“It’s another great result that really shows the consistency of our genetics and quality of animals that clients are producing.”

Three Murray Grey crossbred steers entered by Robin and Kyle Thomas scored highly winning 2nd and Reserve Champion Carcase on 90.264 points, 3rd place with 86.379 and 4th place 83.972 in big classes of 25. Both the 3rd and 4th place carcases were grandsons of Wallawong Ripsnorter.

A steer by Wallawong Target and bred by Heath Birchall, Duri, also placed second in the middle domestic steer class 416kg and had a 99cm² EMA.

There was a total of 19 Murray Greys and Murray Grey Crosses entered in the Unled and Led Competitions from around 135 total entries.

The Mid North Coast Murray Grey Breed Promotion Group sponsored a live class and had a stand on the show grounds during the event.

It was a great week for Murray Greys overall winning Champion Unled Carcase, Reserve Champion Unled Carcase,3 x 1st places, 2 x 2nd places, 3x 3rd places, 2 x 4th places in the carcase section.
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