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									                          GREY                                      Advantage
                                             Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society Limited
                                                      ABN 98 083 111 406
                                                Elm Avenue Armidale NSW 2350                                       August 2002

                               THE NEWSLETTER FOR MURRAY GREY MEMBERS

Carcase attributes
shine at the EKKA
  Australia's own beef         Reserve             Champ
breed, the Murray Grey, is     Lightweight Led Steer and
a breed of opportunity for     Carcase, was sired by a
the country's cross-breed-     Murray Grey bull and out
ing beef cattle producer       of a commercial Black
with the grey's carcase        Limousin cow.
attributes shining through       Entered in the 350-374
at this year's Royal           kilogram class, the steer
Brisbane Show.                 scored 44.5 points on the
  Renowned for excelling       hoof to combine with 94
in the steer and carcase       carcase points to gain a
stakes, the Murray Grey        total of 138.5 points, only
breed was the secret ingre-    1.5 points behind the
dient in several big wins at   Grand           Champion
this year's EKKA.              Carcase.
  The Grand Champion             The carcase scored max-
Carcase title went to the      imum points for Rib Fat,
experienced Ross and           Fat Colour, Meat Colour           Champion Lightweight Led Steer pictured with Judge
Knox team of Elrington,        and Meat Yield.                   John Sullivan and Chris Knox.
NSW,           with        a     Wheelview Lexington
Limousin/Murray Grey           V25, bred by Peter and
cross steer that was judged    Kathie Barratt of the
live at 326 kilograms to       Wheelview Murray Grey
also take out the              Stud at Tenterfield, was
Champion Lightweight           purchased       by       the
Led Steer ribbon.              McUtchen family as a calf
  The Carcase, which           and was a punt that has
dressed to weigh 202.8         paid off.
kilograms for a 62.5%,           "Lexington was bought
scored maximum points          to soften our cattle as we'd
for Fat Depth P8, Fat          been using Belgian Blue
Colour, Meat Colour,           bulls that were injecting
Meat Yield and Eye             far too much muscle into
Muscle Area.                   the steers," said Mr
  Entered by Mr Bill           McUtchen.
McUtchen of Murgon               Selected      for      his      Reserve Champion Led School Steer pictured with stu-
near Warwick, this year's      muscling and growth rate,         dents of Holy Trinity School.

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Lexington sired all four led steers                   Reserve Champion Pen of Three Local
entered by the McUtchen family at this                Trade Weight Steers.                                   Nature’s Beef
year's EKKA.                                            Bred at Yuraan, one of the three                     winners again
  Running what Mr McUtchen affec-                     Mountview properties, near Tamworth,
tionately calls a herd of liquorice allsorts,         the 12-month old steers had been fed for               at 2003 dinner
the McUtchen's steers have been inject-               100 days at the Rodgers Creek Feedlot
ed with Murray Grey genetics for years                on a standard feedlot mix.                               Nature's Beef, pro-
                                                                                                             cessing and market-
to win four Champion and Reserve                        The Mountview team use Murray
                                                                                                             ing company for
Champion ribbons at the EKKA.                         Grey cows for their mothering and milk-                Grey Star Beef,
  To date, the highlight of competition               ing ability, traits grey females are                   were recognised for
for the McUtchen family at the EKKA                   renowned for.                                          the second consec-
has been winning the 1995 Champion                        "The growth characteristics of the                 utive year for their
Heavyweight Carcase ribbon with a                     Charolais bull and the maturity and                    consistent quality,
Belgian Blue Murray Grey cross.                       milking ability of the Murray Grey cow                 impeccable safety
  The Willcocks and Joliffe Partnership               is a cross we're very happy with," said                and great innovation
bred this year's Champion Medium                      Mr Barry Vincent of Mountview                          they've     displayed
Weight Steer in a Murray Grey                         Pastoral Company.                                      over the last year, to
Limousin cross.                                         "This cross also won us the same rib-                be awarded Best
  The steer drew a top bid of 470 cents               bon last year."                                        Branded          Beef
a kilogram from Woolworths.                             The pen sold for $2.40 per kilogram,                 Product for 2003.
  The magic mix of a Charolais Bull and               grossing close to $1,100 - a very pleasing               Announced during
Murray Grey cows produced this year's                 result for Mountview Pastoral Company.                 this year's Brisbane
                                                                                                             Show, the Red Meat
                                                                                                             Innovations Awards
                                                                                                             have rewarded the
  Worth the trip for Millwood Murray Greys                                                                   Casinpo-based
                                                                                                             company for it’s con-
     The 23 hour truck trip up to    Reserve Senior Champion Cow        Park Gentle Ben, exhibited by W      sumer focus and
  Brisbane paid off for Victorian    and Reserve Senior Champion        McDonald. Third - Moogerah           producer education
  Murray Grey Stud, Millwood         Bull ribbons respectively.         Lake Kathmandu W23, exhibited
  Murray Greys.                         Placings for the Murray Grey    by JW Forsyth.                       methods.
     Millwood came away winning      breed were as follows:               Heifer 20 months and under           With the consumer
  both the Junior and Senior            Heifer 12 months and under      24 months. First - Jasina            as the central focus,
  Champion Female Murray Grey        16 months. First - Millwood        Carrie, exhibited by M Hunt.         Nature's Beef has
  ribbons, winning with Millwood     Gemma X231, exhibited by           Second - Shell-Dee Heaven,
  Gemma X231 and Millwood            Millwood Murray Greys. Second      exhibited by SM Hansen.
                                                                                                             exclusively utilised
  Jeanette V257 respectively.        - Millwood Glenpre X52, exhibit-     Heifer 24 months and under         Meat       Standards
     Judge    Gary      Buller  of   ed by Millwood Murray Greys.       30 months. First - Bookoola          Australia and animal
  Monterey Murray Greys award-       Third - Shell-Dee Princess         Chloe W1, exhibited by RL & SM       identification tech-
  ed the Grand Champion Cow          Jewel, exhibited by SM Hansen.     Lea. Second - Hideaway Park
  ribbon to Millwood Jeanette           Heifer 16 months and under      Bernadette 5th, exhibited by W
                                                                                                             nology to ensure a
  V257.                              18 months. First - T-Field High    McDonald.                            consistent and safe
     More broad ribbons went         Carol     X2,     exhibited   by     Cow or heifer 30 months            product.
  Millwood's      way,     winning   Tenterfield High School. Second    and under 36 months. First -           The company has
  Reserve Champion Junior            - Kurande Bextor, exhibited by Y   Millwood Jeanette V257, exhibit-
  Heifer with Millwood Glenpre       & M Sakaguchi. Third -             ed by Millwood Murray Greys.
                                                                                                             also expanded it’s
  X52 and the Reserve Junior         Yallembie Fleur A1 AI, exhibited   Second - Baroona Park Alissa,        operations to deliver
  Champion Bull award with           by DW & JA King.                   exhibited by DG & SA & KJ            the Australian mar-
  Millwood Bailey X225.                 Bull 12 months and under        Taylor. Third - Shell-Dee            ket with more than
     Taking out the big one, Grand   16 months. First - Millwood        Princess Devine, exhibited by
  Champion Murray Grey bull,         Bailey X225, exhibited by          SM Hansen.
                                                                                                             chilled red meat.
  was husband and wife team,         Millwood Murray Greys. Second        Bull 20 months and under             Value-added red
  David and Sally Taylor of          - Millwood Marshall X238, exhib-   24 months. First - Barnoona          meat products, such
  Baroona Park Murray Grey Stud      ited by Millwood Murray Greys.     Park Sentinel, exhibited by DG &     as those on display
  with Baroona Park Centaur.         Third - Chvalli Terminator X8,     SA & KJ Taylor. Second -             at this year’s EKKA,
     Centaur, sired by Cranbrook     exhibited by DJ & VJ Smith.        Pandora Mahogony, exhibited by
  Pheonix and out of stud dam,          Bull 16 months and under        Pandora Murray Grey Stud.            utilise a newly devel-
  Baroona Park Karisma, was          18 months. First - Chvalli         Third - Penfield Stonewall           oped retort packag-
  also sashed Junior Champion        Xplorer X6 AI, exhibited by DJ &   Jackson, exhibited by DR & J         ing ‘meals in a bag’
  Bull.                              VJ Smith. Second - T-Field High    Walker.                              technology.
     The Taylor's also exhibited     Sundance X1 AI, exhibited by         Bull 24 months and under
  Baroona Park Sentinel to win       Tenterfield High School.           42 months. First - Shell-Dee Mr
                                                                                                               These meals are
  the Senior Champion Bull rib-         Bull 18 months and under        Universe, exhibited by SM            set to be launched
  bon.                               20 months. First - Baroona Park    Hansen. Second - Broad Gully         onto the UK export
     EKKA regulars the Lea family    Centaur, exhibited by DG & SA      Rough Rider, exhibited by E & M      market.
  and Shelly Hansen won the          & KJ Taylor. Second - Hideaway     Randall.

                    ELM AVENUE, ARMIDALE 2350                                           PH: (02) 6771 5151   FAX: (02) 6771 5144

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