Murray Grey News

Wallawong Optimum Steer/Ideal Carcase Open Day success

2011

Wallawong Murray Greys hosted a successful Optimum Steer/ideal Carcase Open Day welcoming around 40 people from as far as Blayney, Gravesend, Muswellbrook, Gloucester and throughout the North West to ‘Marriot Park’ at Curlewis. The producers travelled to learn more about breeding and assessing steers for carcase traits and utilized 16 Murray Grey steers being prepared...


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National Show and Sale reaches $9,000

2011

Following a favourable season and increased prices in the saleyards, the 2011 National Show and Sale saw a boost in average prices and the clearance of lots offered for sale. Twenty one bulls were sold to an average of $4,190, with an 81% clearance. Thirty females sold to an average of $3,400, with a 91%...


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Gippsland’s best on display at Farm World

2011

This year’s Farm World, held at Lardner Park, West Gippsland, was once again attended by the Gippsland Murray Grey Breeders. Held over four days in March, Farm World is one of Victoria’s biggest agricultural events, attracting around 650 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors. Each year the Gippsland Group presents a display that is second to none,...


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Board election results and executive positions

2011

As per Rule 30.(2) of the Constitution the results of the 2010 Director Elections were announced at the Annual General Meeting on the 6th of April 2011. The MGBCS therefore declares the following to be the duly elected Directors on the MGBCS Board: – Tasmania: Gail Menegon – Victoria: Howard Woodall – Western Australia: Richard...


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Spectacular Murray Grey steers at Dubbo

2011

Waroona Murray Grey Stud showed off their commercial side at the 2011 NSW Beef Spectacular in Dubbo taking out the overall Reserve Champion pen of three steers with purebred Murray Grey steers. The steers, all by Waroona Hercules Y11 placed second for pen of trade steers on the hook and went on to claim Reserve...


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Reserve Senior Interbreed for Elizabethfields

2011

The saying ‘always a bridesmaid and never a bride’, must be passing through the minds of Elizabethfields principals Sandra Johnson and Margaret Hunter, after hearing Elizabethfields Gemma B2 was named the Reserve Senior Interbreed female at the 2011 NSW Beef Spectacular. This same cow won the same title at National Beef in Bendigo in 2010...


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Grand Champion steer for Tullibardine

2011

Keeping with a tradition of success in the Wagin Woolarama trade cattle section, Tullibardine Murray Grey Stud exhibited the Grand Champion Trade Steer with a purebred Murray Grey. The steer won the heavyweight section of judging before receiving judges Primaries Katanning representative Wayne Fuchsbichler’s and RBG meat Industry consultant Shane Fuchsbichler’s nod as the overall...


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Murray Grey put to taste in the west

2011

At the 2011 Wagin Woolarama, the Western Australia Breed Promotion Group hosted a successful Murray Grey breed display site incorporating Murray Grey beef taste testing for the public. The display proved very popular especially at the tasting times. Cattle breeders and the public alike, flocked to the Murray Grey stand to try the Aussie bred...


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Fine display by Murray Grey steers and heifers

2011

Part of the Murray Grey Feature Show celebrations during the Royal Canberra Show saw Murray Grey Steers and heifers on display in a Murray Grey only section prior to the judging of the Royal National Captital Hoof and Hook Competition. Overseen by judge Dennis Strachan the Murray Grey steers on heifers that lined up in...


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Tick fever disease and the use of vaccines

2011

Bull breeders and their clients will be well aware that bulls destined for the “ticky’ regions of Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory should be vaccinated against tick fever. Buyers paying for ‘preferred’ genetics will be looking for some insurance that a purchased bull makes it past its first encounter with the local cattle ticks....


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