Onward Longreach wins Supreme at National

April 24, 2017

A 20-month-old bull described as a “stand out” with a large eye muscle area was sashed as supreme exhibit at the 51st Murray Grey National Show and Sale at Wodonga today.

Onward Longreach, a son of Onward Meatloaf, was chosen as the grand champion bull and supreme exhibit by judge Tania Guaran and was shown by vendor Sue Francis, Onward Murray Greys, Dorrigo, NSW.

Ms Guaran said the bull had a “great eye muscle area, the right fat cover, a good set of testicles” and was free moving.

Longreach weighed 768kg, had a raw eye muscle scan of 110sqcm, scrotal circumference of 42cm, and rib and rump fat of 6mm.

Ms Francis said Longreach had debuted in the showring at Dorrigo and then set for the National.

“He is from a strong maternal line,” she said.

The bull was selected over the grand champion female, Eylwarra Sands Annabelle M13, a 13-month-old unjoined heifer exhibited by Nigel and Gina Eylwarra, Eylwarra Sands stud, Lucindale, SA.

Sired by Eylwarra Sands Falcon, the heifer had a frame score of 6.6 and ranked in the top five per cent for growth on BREEDPLAN.

Waroona France L31, a son of Woodbourne France F48, was judged as champion unled bull.

Weighing 766kg, the 21-month-old bull had an eye muscle area of 111sqcm, and scanned at 9mm and 5mm on the rib and rump.

Glenliam Farm Lithium L12, sired by Glenliam Farm Hercules H27, was sashed as reserve champion unload.

In the female unled classes, Sue Francis exhibited the champion, Onward Myrtle M2, a 14-month-old daughter of Onward Toto J34.

In reserve was the five-year-old cow, Arki Edward E38, exhibited by Geoff Buick, Western Flat, South Australia.

The Murray family, Tullibardine Murray Greys, Albany, Western Australia, donated the heifer, Tullibardine Margarite M15, to be auctioned to raise funds for Murray Grey Youth.

The heifer, sired by Elywarra Sands Falcon F33 and out of Tullibardine Margarite G2, was sashed as reserve junior champion female.