Wallawong Murray Greys for top carcase qualitiesJune 23, 2017
Courtesy Goondiwindi Argus
Wallawong Murray Grey clients have confirmed the stud’s reputation for producing elite carcases, scoring another big win by taking out champion unled carcase for the third year in a row at 2017 Wingham Beef Week. Stud principals Lachlan and Kate James said there has been a surge of interest in their high growth and easy finish type Wallawong bulls from beef producers looking to cross breed and improve carcase compliance in programs such as MSA and PCAS.
At Wingham, the winner was sired by Wallawong Quarterback, a bull sold at the Carcase Quality Sale in 2008. Several other bulls sold through the Carcase Quality Sale produced Carcase Class winners and Gold Medals at recent 2017 Sydney Royal Easter Show.
The reserve middleweight champion carcase at Sydney was bred by Heath Birchall, Duri and sired by Wallawong Target, an elite carcase bull that was purchased at the Wallawong annual Carcase Quality Sale in 2011. Another middleweight carcase class winner in Sydney was bred by Groveleigh partnership, Loomberah and sired by Wallawong Ripsnorter, another outstanding bull that was purchased at the Carcase Quality Sale in 2011.
Similar high quality carcase bulls with tremendous growth and muscling and the ability to finish quickly are available when 25 bulls go under the hammer at the 2017 Wallawong Carcase Quality Sale. The Sale will be held on Thursday, July 13, at 1pm on property ‘Marriot Park’, located 13km south of Gunnedah on the Kamilaroi Highway.
With major processors implementing Meat Standards Australia grading systems and new PCAS market premiums available, cattle that can meet ideal carcase specifications easily are becoming highly sought after.
The James’ have commercial clients with Euro cross cows, Hereford cows, Santa Hereford cross, and black cows all coming to buy Wallawong bulls to maximise the hybrid vigour and improve carcase compliance in their offspring.
“We have been listening to people over the past few years and found that some who went towards European breeds chasing growth are dissatisfied with issues like calving ease and cattle that won’t finish easily. People trying out black bulls are getting temperament issues they never had before. With Wallawong bulls you can get growth and finish with a great temperament as well,” Mr James said.
“We encourage all beef producers looking for bulls for their 2017 joining to come to our Open Days on June 30 and July 1, enjoy the hospitality and inspect the cattle for themselves,” he added.
Further details of the sale offering can be found at www.wallawong.com.au or find ‘Wallawong Murray Greys’ on Facebook.