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2016-2017

Annual Magazine

MSA eating quality grading How does it work? Murray Greys at home in Herefordshire Murray Greys prove worth in red centre Flavour & Tenderness win over consumers Royal Champions Members Directory


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2017 Calendar of Events January

Monterey Magnificent Matrons Sale 2017 Autumn Beef Week

February

Southend Murray Grey Bull Sale Monterey 25th Annual Production Sale Melaleuca Bull Sale Royal Canberra Show Seymour Alternative Farming Expo

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March

Farm World, Warragul Toowoomba Royal Show Green Triangle Murray Grey Sale

April

Sydney Royal Easter Show

May

The Woodbourn Sale AGfest Field days, Carrick Wingham Beef week

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June

Primex Field Days, Casino CRT Farm Fest 2017, Kingsthorpe Park Casino Beef Week Northern Beef Week

July

Wallawong Carcase Quality Sale Top of The Range Sale Mudgee Small Farm Field days Southern Beef Week

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August

AgQuip Field Days, Gunnedah The Queensland Royal Show (EKKA)

September

Royal Adelaide Show Royal Perth Show Ayr Park Show Devanah & Waroona Murray Grey Bull Sale QLD Beef Expo & Farming Field Days, Toowoomba

October

Premier Murray Grey Sale Australian National Field days, Orange 1

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Front Cover: Onward Eagle K36 Supreme Exhibit at 2016 National Show & Sale. By Sue Francis, Onward Murray Greys Dorrigo NSW.


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Calendar of Events .......................................................................................... 1 Contacts .............................................................................................................. 2 President’s Report ........................................................................................... 3 Executive Officers Report ............................................................................. 4 Lachlan James, Wallawong Murray Greys............................................... 5 2016 Sale Results ............................................................................................. 7 Murray Grey’s prove worth in Red Centre ............................................. 9 2016 Royal Champions ............................................................................... 13 MSA Eating Quality System ........................................................................ 15 Bryce Whale, Glenliam Murray Greys ...................................................... 17 Murray Grey genetics prove the MSA goods ...................................... 19 Leading Australian producer looks to expand .................................... 21 Family dynamics and genetics meet the specs ................................... 23 Understanding the Completeness of Performance Star Rating ... 25 American Murray Grey Association ......................................................... 30 Murray Greys at home in Herefordshire ................................................ 31 2017 National Show & Sale ........................................................................ 33 2017 National Junior Stock Show ............................................................ 34 Why dont my EBV’s relect what I see on the farm?........................... 35 China demands Murray Grey breeding heifers.................................... 36 Flavour & Tenderness win over consumers ......................................... 37 2016 Photo Competition ............................................................................. 39 MSA Case Study .............................................................................................. 47 Murray Grey Youth Australia ...................................................................... 49 Murray Grey Breed Promotion Groups .................................................. 50 It’s more important to be a smart farmer than a big farmer ......... 53 New Zealand Youth Exchange ................................................................... 55 Members Directory: Victoria .................................................................. 56 Tasmania .............................................................. 58 New South Wales ............................................. 59 Australian Capital Territory ........................... 63 Queensland ......................................................... 63 South Australia .................................................. 65 Northern Territory ............................................ 66 Western Australia ............................................. 67 International ....................................................... 68

Board of Directors

President: Rob Walker ................. 0427 661 192 E: rob@breelongfarms.com.au Vice President: Brad Densley .... 0427 971 470 E: steelerudd@outlook.com Treasurer: Brett Davidson .......... 0459 999 662 E: davo@mountmajormurraygreys.com.au Geoff Buick ....................................... 08 8758 2071 E: arkimg@bigpond.com Shane Edwards ................................ 08 9645 7023 E: stockhillgrazing@bigpond.com Charles Wallace ................................ 03 6397 6285 E: wallace@intas.net.au

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Staff

Executive Officer: Trish Shortis ... 02 6773 3546 E: mgeo@abri.une.edu.au Registrar: Kate Tombs ..................... 02 6773 2022 E: mg@abri.une.edu.au Breedplan: Melissa Sweeney ........ 02 6773 2244 E: murraygrey@breedplan.une.edu.au SBTS: Catriona Millen ....................... 02 6773 3357 E: catriona@sbts.une.edu.au Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society C/o Agricultural Business Research Institute University of New England Armidale NSW 2351 2


President’s Report As I look back on 2016, I can’t help but feel a great sense of satisfaction at how the breed of Murray Greys have constantly proved themselves as a quality carcase breed. It has been another successful year for Murray Greys, with the breed leading the way in Royal Show hoof and hook competitions. With a hat-trick achieved, Murray Greys won the prestigious Stan Hill Trophy at Sydney, the Ken McDonald Memorial Shield at the EKKA and the Thomas Foods International Prize for led steer team Champions at Adelaide. Also, in our golden anniversary showing also at Adelaide, we won the coveted all breed grand champion pair for the first time in history. 2016 saw the 50th Anniversary of the Murray Grey National Show and Sale at Wodonga, again held in conjunction with the Murray Grey Youth Show which offered two lucky participants the opportunity to travel to Texas in the USA and New Zealand. I would like to thank the committee who spend endless hours preparing and the sponsors. Without you these events would not be possible. Our youth is our future, and we are very lucky to see such a great turn out to events like this. Outside the show ring, the breed has held its own in a buoyant market with cow and calf, and three-in-one units, achieving consistently high prices comparable to other British breeds. Stud sales across Australia have shown a demand for quality Murray Grey cattle, with clearance and sale prices achieving fantastic averages. With the beef industry achieving record levels with the EYCI, it’s great for the breeder but it’s certainly creating challenges for backgrounders and feedlotters with reduced margins. Yet some relief can be found in Eastern Australia’s impending record harvest which has reduced grain prices and protein prices to a manageable level. Australian beef herd numbers are at their lowest in several years, beef prices are predicted to be well above the national five-year average. There are many exciting new initiatives happening throughout the beef industry including changes to the Johne’s program, continued export opportunities for beef and genetics and MLA announcing major changes to its program throughout the seedstock sector. The Board encourages members to take advantage of the current strong cattle prices, focussing on the commercial sector as there are now excellent premiums for grass fed beef – which the Murray Grey breed suits perfectly. The Board is currently negotiating with interested parties to see the establishment of a bull depot to facilitate the supply of the Murray Grey breed into the northern beef cattle industry. As a board we see this as a key to the future for the ability to be able to supply larger numbers of industry relevant bulls into the north. Our MSA compliance 3

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will give producers access to more market opportunities. The newly elected MGBCS Board began 2016 proactively by initiating a financial performance review of the Society. We are actively seeking a stable more stream line and secure future for all society members and breeders alike. On behalf of the MGBCS I would like to extend a sincere thank you to Trish Shortis – Executive officer and Kate Tombs – Registrar for your continued hard work throughout the year. With the new year around the corner, I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy Christmas and encourage you all to enjoy family and friends throughout the holidays. Murray Greys #meatsthemarket Rob Walker President Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society


Executive Officer’s Report As I now have been Executive Officer with the Society for over 18 months now, I can see a clear and important role for myself here, by continuing working with the Board of Directors to assist with communication to the membership and general day to day running of the office. With this in mind Kate Tombs (Registrar) and I will endeavour to make an efficient and timely flow of work to completion for you, the members. It has been a pleasure to meet in person or talk with members over the phone. Firstly thank you to all who have advertised and contributed to the Annual this year, we have an over whelming response to the photo competition which has led to many photos being available for breed promotion. The year was made up of many different climatic experiences. From fires to floods and then to above average rainfall events. Many parts of Australia began the year with a below average spring rainfall, followed by a hot summer which lead us into a very dry winter, with little or no body of feed. Then the rain started and some areas had above average winter/spring rainfall. As a society we have seen a number of highlights this year. Beginning with the National Show and Sale combined with the Youth Stock Show. This was a huge success due mainly to the hard working and committed group of organisers. The National was run very smoothly and the support shown to all the youth competitors was a pleasure to witness. The vibe around both these events has had a very positive effect, with confidence at a high for both the Murray Grey breed but also the cattle industry as a whole. Followed by the National was a hat trick achieved by breeders in carcase competitions at Royal shows. Starting with steers winning the Stan Hill Trophy at Sydney Royal with entries from David King, Wallawong Murray Greys and H. Birchall and Kym Carlton, then followed winning the Ken McDonald Memorial Shield at the Brisbane Royal. Here the entries came from Steele Rudd Murray Greys and Williams River Cattle Co, then onto Adelaide with Murray Grey led steers taking out the Thomas Foods International Prize. All these steers were bred by Williams River Cattle Co. By winning all three of these steer competitions it again promotes and highlights the breed’s true commercial importance to the Australian beef industry. Murray Greys seem to place well in carcase competitions whether it is at Royal Shows, hoof and hook competitions or at the local level. I had the pleasure of attending Adelaide Show. The show was an outstanding display of cattle and an added bonus was the celebration of 50 years of showing by Murray Grey breeders. Congratulations must go the South Australian Breed Promotion Group as they did an fantastic job of encouraging exhibitors from five states and topped the few days of judging off with a great dinner and presentation night at Rydges Southbank Adelaide. I believe having all the Board of Directors attend Adelaide Show was a positive move for the society as a whole, and it was seen as positive by the membership. It gave members time to talk over and discuss issues that they see as important and relevant at this time.

Another highlight of Adelaide for Murray Grey breeders was the naming of Supreme Exhibit of the show to Prairie Falls Kirrabel and her twin heifers at foot. Co-interbreed judge and Murray Grey judge Richard Row from New Zealand was quoted as saying ”the Murray Grey’s had presented a great quality line of cattle and it was a pleasure to judge here”. He believed it was the best line up within a breed and even outside the breed of cattle. “They are a credit to the exhibitors, there is no tail end and all were very, very good.” Another point Mr Rowe made was that Australia and New Zealand need to keep up their relationship Trans-Tasman to help make the genetic pool bigger and better. With cattle prices at an all-time high, particularly in the grass fed job, Murray Grey’s fit perfectly into this market with their ability to finish well on grass, yield well and finish early, this only adds to the positives of this great breed of cattle. I would encourage Murray Grey breeders to come together and to work as a united front, because as a breed we have a lot to offer, great temperament, light coat colour and above average carcase qualities. With an increased demand this leads to stud breeders selling more bulls and cows and gives a desired outcome for all concerned. With this in mind we need to continue to make known that Murray Grey cattle are a highly valued, recognised and an ‘in demand’ breed of cattle. I look forward to another year in the EO’s chair and will remain the first point of contact for you all. Kate and I will continue to work hard on maintaining a constant and relevant flow of information and communication, produce e-newsletters and post information via the website and Facebook. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas spent with family and friends.

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Lachlan James, Wallawong Murray Greys LACHLAN James started to build the foundations of Wallawong Murray Greys when he was a teenager.

"You will be getting an F1 calf, so 50% British, maybe just a little bit more depending on the cross of the cow.

It was 1990, he was only 15 and bought himself a Murray Grey cow.

"They are much more suited to feedlot industries and will meet the MSA requirements.”

From there, he purchased more Class A cattle from dispersal sales and slowly grew his humble herd.

The majority of Wallawong cattle are sold within New South Wales, but Lachlan and Kate now have clients buying from Barcaldine, Emerald and right through to the tropical Burdekin region.

Being a man of vision at a young age placed him in good stead, as today breeding Murray Greys is his family's livelihood. Wallawong Murray Greys currently runs about 150 head of breeders, has sold bulls to every state in Australia (excluding the Northern Territory) and has exported their genetics to the USA, Canada and New Zealand. The business runs cattle across three properties, including Mariot Park and Wilberio in northern New South Wales. Kate, his wife, is also at the helm of the stud and the pair share backgrounds in agricultural science. A modest man when talking about his own success, Lachlan was not shy on spruiking what he thought the grey cattle had to offer the beef industry. "They have a huge potential for northern Australia,” he said. "Particularly for cross breeding with your Brahmans and Charbray cows, obviously there is vast amounts of those in northern Australia.

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The breed's sleek and light coat colour made them suited to hotter and drier climates, he said. "Because of the reflection of heat off their coats they keep a lower body temperature and therefore will walk around and eat more grass, instead of standing under a tree,” he said. When Lachlan reflects on the 27 years he has spent building the business he recalls "a lot of hard work”. Starting a stud from scratch required complete focus on a long-term vision, he said. "It's a long-term investment in your time and in your efforts,” he said. "People ask me when I buy a new bull,'is it any good?" “And I will say, 'I don't know, I will tell you in five years' time'.” The current high price of beef has made this year's season particularly sweet.


"Part of why we do this is because we have two young boys, and if they wish to take this to the next level when they are old enough, that would be fantastic,” he said. Although still young, Stirling, 8, and Fraser, 6, are already showing an interest in cattle. The couple's background in agricultural science, Kate in genetics and Lachlan in meat science, has helped them stay at the forefront of industry demands.

Murray Grey steers received the top honour at 3 Royal Shows in 2016 Sydney Royal Show - Winners of the Stan Hill Trophy

This year Wallawong created a platform for buyers to purchase semen direct from their website. They are the first Murray Grey stud to do this. On a practical level, their science-based skills also made for smooth operations on the property. "We do all our own AI (artificial insemination), embryo transfer programing and all of our own preg-testing ... and we can understand carcase sheets fairly well.” The stud regularly hosts a client workshop where the couple share their insights, and the latest information on the seed-stock industry. This year's event was aptly called Butts and Nuts and focused on carcase scanning and semen collection.

Entries are from Wallawong, David King and H Birchall & Kym Carlton.

Brisbane Royal Show - Winners

of the Ken McDonald Memorial Sheild

Wallawong cattle have won a string of awards in carcase competitions in recent years, but the biggest achievement Lachlan wanted to share was not his own. "Each year the royal shows have what they call a group of three carcases,” he said. "So each breed can submit three carcases for judging. "Murray greys won Sydney, which is called the Stan Hill Trophy, Brisbane, which is the Ken McDonald Shield, then they won the Thomas International Pen of Three, which is the one at the Adelaide show. "For me, that stands the breed in good stead as a carcase breed, as every other breed is also competing. "When you can win three of those awards at royal shows in one year, to me, says the breed has a lot to contribute to the industry.”

Entries are from Steele Rudd Murray Greys and Williams River Cattle Co.

Adelaide Royal Show - Winners

of the Thomas Foods International Prize

For more information about Wallawong Murray Greys visit www.wallawong.com.au

By Andrea Davey Rural Weekly

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2016 Sales Great Southern Blue Ribbon Bull Sale January 2016

Willawa Kalan who was sashed Supreme Murray Grey exhibit at the Perth Royal was sold to Mt Barker Transport for $5,250 only to see the next bull into the ring the Reserve Champion at Perth Royal sell for $5,750. With an extra bull offered and sold at a top of $5,750 this highly decorated team of Murray Grey Bulls averaged $4,350.

Southend Annual Bull Sale February 2016 Southend Murray Grey Stud successfully offered and sold all 31 murray grey bulls to a top of $10,500 twice with an average of $5,250. The equal top price was first paid for Lot 2 Southend Kohan WMM K785, with lot 9 once again achieved the $10,500 price tag for Southend Kenny WMM K757. 2015 drop unmated stud heifers topped at $1,550 twice and averaged $1,398. 30 commercial 2015 drop unmated heifers topped at $1400 and averaged $1,258.

Tullibardine Murray Grey & Angus Sale February 2016 Tullibardine Kojak K82, sold for a top-price of $11,000 to first-time buyers Charles Wallace and Barry Macdonald. Another Enforcer son, Tullibardine K78, sold for $7500 to M & L Leusiatti & Son. The Murrays were delighted to have 15 Murray Grey bulls sell for an average price of $5650, up $220/head on last year.

Western Australia Supreme Bull Sale February 2016

The Murray Grey breed was represented with three studs coming together to offer eight bulls and they successfully achieved a 100pc clearance and averaged $4656 with a top of $6250. David Corker, Wundam Park, took the $6250 top price honours for the breed when he sold his leading sire to Gary and Julie Buller, Monterey Murray Grey stud. 7

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Melaleuca Bull Sale February 2016

The Melaleuca stud had a cracking sale with 37 out of 39 offered bulls selling to average $5642 and top at $13,000. Barry McDonald, Torrisdale stud, New Zealand, purchase Melaleuca Karl K231 for $13,000. A loyal following of longterm Melaleuca clients continued to support the sale and several buyers paid the equal second top price of $7250.

Lindsay 36th Production Sale March 2016

In the breakdown 28 of 31 bulls sold to four states for a top of $12000 and an excellent average of $6,964. 6 of 6 stud heifers sold to a top of $3,000 to average $2,400 and 22 outstanding PTIC commercial heifers topped at $2,100 to average $1,995.

Green Triangle Sale March 2016

Monterey Murray Grey & Angus On-Property Sale February 2016 The top price of $18,000 for Lot 2, Monterey Kosciuszko GJB K101, which sold to Queensland stud Shell-Dee. This all made for a grand average of $6,166 for 45 Murray Grey bulls, up $436 on last year’s sale. This followed with an offering of 26 PTIC commercial Murray Grey heifers which topped at $1,900, for a pen of five. These sold to Mark Semini of Semini Enterprises,. This achieved a very affordable average of $1,830 for the 20 month old purebred heifers.

Top price of $6,500 was paid for lot 14 Beeamma Kumar K13 son of Arki Gold G41 bought by Gavin Forster. 25 bulls offered to with a clearance rate of 60%. There was a total clearance of 32 commercial females.

Gingin All breeds Bull Sale March 2016 $8,500 top price was paid for Mungatta Online. Mungatta Stud sold 10 bulls at the sale. Murray Grey Bulls averaged $4,333.

Narrogin All Breeds Bull Sale March 2016 Top price of $7,750 was paid for Young Guns Kentucky purchased by Pallinup River Farm. Average price was $5,442.


37th Annual Woodbourn Sale May 2016

Grey Advantage Bull Sale March 2016 The sale reached an average price of $5375 with 16 of 28 bulls sold taking the clearance rate to 57 per cent. Top price of $9,500 was paid for two lots Lot 5, Baroona Park Prince & lot 6 Kingsgrove Finnigan.

Top Of The Range Sale July 2016

Murray Grey 50th National Show & Sale April 2016

A 200 strong crowd attended the 2016 National Show and Sale with some fantastic results. Bulls: Top Price $12,000 lot 45 Arki Judgement J99. 22 offered 20 sold. Average $5550. Females: Top Price $8000 lot 33 Cratloe Linda L17. 31 offered 27 sold. Average $3,601. Genetics: Top Price $7,200 lot 39 6 embryos LEJ C46 x JOS B33. 6 offered 5 sold. Average $3,380.

Island State Sale May 2016

Strong demand produced one of the best sales for the season. Top price of $13,000 was paid for lot 7 Woodbourn Kiln K51 by mainland cattle giant S Kidman and Co who purchased 3 bulls at the sale. Buyers bought about a complete clearance of all 31 bulls offered with an average price of $5,774. Twelve mature stud females were offered and sold for an average $4520. Top price female Woodbourn Miss Jeanette D37 sold for $9,500 to the Hudson Family, NSW.

23 of 26 bulls sold for an average $4978, topping $8,000 twice. Total clearance of stud females averaging $2403, topping $4000 twice. Commercial females averaged $1463.

average of $5636. 12 registered heifers were also sold to a top of $3250 and average of $2250. A pen of 5 unjoined commercial heifers aged 9-12 months sold for $3100 each.

Ayr Park 6th On Property Sale September 2016 At their sixth on-property bull and female sale, Ian and Narelle Wilcox sold their genetics into three states, topping at $8000. Eleven of the 20 bulls offered sold to an average of $4795 – up by over $1000 the previous year’s sale result. The offering of 11 yearling females averaged $2444 for nine lots sold. The top price of $3400 was paid by repeat clients, Andrew and Sharon Gunn, for a 12-monthold unjoined heifer, Ayr Park Amethyst L60.

Cam Grove Murray Grey Sale October 2016 Top seller was a black factor, Lot

Wallawong Carcase Quality Sale 6, Cam Grove Xman L16, sold to Cadfor for $15,000. The 15 bulls July 2016

Bulls sold to $7,000 with an average of $5,375. 18 females were sold averaging $2,733. Top price female sold for $7,500 .

Spirited bidding by 95% return clients showed outstanding confidence in Wallawong Murray Greys’ breeding program. Bulls sold to a top of $10,000 and an

averaged $4,250. Two registered females also sold at three thousand dollars each.

2016 Top Price Bull: Monterey Kosciuszko K101, sold to Marilyn Hansen, Shell-Dee Murray Greys, QLD, for $18,000.

2016 Top Price Female: Woodbourn Miss Jeanette D37 sold to Graeme and Barbara Hudson, Rogilla Park Murray Greys, NSW for $9,500.

Premier Murray Grey Sale October 2016

$7,500 top price was lot 6 Monterey Magnolia H23 with Grey heifer GJB M2 at foot. $6,000 top price bull was lot 36 Elbern Landmark, sired by Lilyvale Grenadier. 28 lots sold. 8


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Murray Greys have proven their feed efficiency, carcase traits and profitability in a central Australian producer steer challenge. The two-year Central Australian Quality Graze: Producer Steer Challenge was run at the Department of Primary Industries Old Man Plains Research Station at Alice Springs. Murray Grey and Murray Grey cross steers entered by Ashley and Lyndee Severin, Curtin Springs Station, performed across all carcass and growth rate categories. With an estimated $1074 gained in the trial over 22 months, a Curtin Springs Murray Grey steer was the trial’s runner-up on performance and growth rate. The steer had a final value of $1684 at $5.20kg carcass weight. The 324kg carcass had a fat depth of 8mm, 76sqcm eye muscle area, and an MSA Index of 52.18. A second Murray Grey steer gained $983 in the trial and was declared the equal winner of best boning group and runner-up in the highest MSA Index. The 310kg carcase had a fat depth of 15mm, AusMeat marble score 3, 68sqcm eye muscle area and an MSA Index of 56.72. The carcase had a final value of $1615 at $5.20/ kg carcass weight. Alice Springs district stations were invited to nominate a minimum of 10 steers, six to eight months of age and weighing 180-220kg live weight. A total of 54 steers from 10 breeds and crossbreeds were entered by seven stations. The cattle were run in two paddocks on a 12-month rotation and seasonally adjusted stocking rate at the Old Man Plains Research Station. The breeds were Murray Grey, Droughtmaster, Brangus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Santa Gertrudis and Brahman. Real time data was collected on live weight and growth

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rate, along with quarterly data on live weight, P8 fat depth, diet quality, body condition and high height. The steers were set a target average daily gain of 0.5kg, fat depth of 6mm and a turn off weight of 575kg at two-anda-half years of age. The cattle were processed at Teys Australia, Naracoorte, South Australia. The 400,000ha Curtin Springs station is 100km east of Uluru and runs 3500 head of cattle. The Severin family prefers Murray Grey cattle for their quiet temperament, calving ease, walking and mothering ability, growth rate, heat tolerance and carcass traits. The European Union, Meat Standards Australia and Pasturefed Cattle Assurance System accredited herd turns off slaughter cattle from weaner to bullock weights. They are trucked 1800km away to Teys Australia at Naracoorte. Mrs Severin said the Murray Grey’s feed conversion efficiency enabled the cattle to cope in dry seasons and gain weight quickly when the season improved. “We had been finding some interesting observations in relation to purebred and crossbred Murray Grey steers so entered both in the challenge as a comparison,’’ she said. “We had found the crossbred steers did better at a younger age and then tailed off whereas the purebred steers kept growing.’’ Curtin Springs runs a composite herd joined to Murray Grey bulls, with the crossbred female progeny also joined to Grey Bulls, alongside a purebred herd. The station’s herd has been rebuilding to 4000 head since being decimated by drought in 2009. The family sold 1800 composite cows that year and invested in 260 PTIC Murray Grey females as a bull breeding nucleus.


Bought-in bulls are introduced at 16 to 18 months of age to ensure optimum acclimatisation.

weaning but a practical one as we have them in the yards,’’ Mrs Severin said.

Average daily gains of 0.5kg plus are the target for progeny finishing on the native pastures of seasonal grasses and herbage.

Lactating cows are assessed on body condition and once they slip below 2.5, the calves are weaned.

“We need animals able to convert that pasture well when the opportunity is there,’’ Mrs Severin said. “The winner of the steer challenge was the native grasses in central Australia as there wasn’t a lot of difference between the teams. “We were pleased to top categories with individual animals but we were placed third or fourth across most of the categories, so for us it was about the Murray Greys performing consistently.

Weaners are educated to trucks and the yards over several days as a cohort mob before being returned to their paddock. Older barren cows or bullocks are used as coachers in the weaner paddocks to teach the young cattle about the location of the different pasture types on various land types. “We would never completely sell our bush herd as they contain generations of corporate knowledge and business wisdom on our environment,’’ Mrs Severin said.

“The differences between the top animals were miniscule so it comes down to those other individual traits which help producers run their business.’’

“Where to feed, how to feed, where the first and last green pick is – all of that business wisdom and corporate knowledge lies in the animal base and not in our office.”

Mrs Severin said all entrants needed to balance land types and rainfall variation across their properties.

“It’s about the herd structure retaining that information so we never cull animals on age, only temperament.’’

“The numbers in the steer challenge did significantly better in hitting the MSA grid than what the average is for animals from the region,’’ she said.

As the only family running Murray Greys in central Australia, the Severins have been impressed by the outstanding mothering ability of the breed.

With no defined wet season and also juggling a tourist enterprise, the family often weans, marks and brands cattle at the same time.

“I describe a Murray Grey cow like a mother of a teenage boy – she may have given birth to one but there is three at every meal,’’ Mrs Severin said.

There is no central set of yards but seven satellite yards, with one-way gates used to trap cattle for mustering as they come into water.

“It’s nothing to see cows with three different sized calves.’’

“Every time we are working cattle, we could be weaning calves – it is often not an intellectual decision about

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Canberra

Wallawong Emerald E74 Exhibited by Wallawong Murray Greys

Sydney

Carlinga Linebacker Exhibited by Kym Carlton 13

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Brisbane

Dehavalyn Caddie Angel L2 Exhibited by C.P Ernst

Carlinga Linebacker Exhibited by Kym Carlton

Baroona Park Soraya Exhibited by Baroona Park Murray Greys


Adelaide

Prairie Falls Kirrabel Exhibited by Crystal Lea Bell All Breeds Supreme Exhibit

All Breeds Supreme Champion Pair Ballyvaughan Katut K2 Exhibited by Ballyvaughan Murray Greys

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Mighty Kandice Exhibited by DA, AE & HA Thomas

Perth

Dajory Longreach Exhibited by Daniel, Ryan & Josh McRae

Tullibardine Liberated L83 Exhibited by AG & JC Murray 14


Meat Standards Australia eating quality grading system There’s nothing worse than sitting down for what you thought was a tender, juicy steak, only to discover it eats like leather. To ensure you always end up with a steak that meets your expectations Meat Standards Australia was developed by the Australian red meat industry. Opened to the beef industry in 1999, the program is based on almost 700,000 consumer taste tests by over 100,000 consumers from nine countries and takes into account all factors that affect eating quality from paddock to plate. How does MSA work? Each carcase presented for MSA grading is assessed by an MSA-accredited grader. The key factors affecting eating quality, which are within reach of producers include: - Breed: Tropical breed cattle or Bos Indicus are genetically adapted to tropical environments. The breeds excel in their ability to survive and produce under adverse conditions including heat and poor quality pastures. MSA research has shown that tropical cattle breeds have a negative impact on the eating quality of many cuts. The major effect is on the striploin, cube roll, tenderloin and oyster blade. - Ossification: Ossification score is a measure of physiological maturity of the beef carcase. As an animal matures, the cartilage around bones gradually fills with blood and develops into bone. Although this development occurs in association with the animal’s chronological age, it is affected by nutrition and development.

essence the energy reserve of the muscle. These stores are increased by feeding and rapidly decreased by stress. At the point of slaughter glycogen in the muscle is converted to lactic acid that steadily decreases the pH of the muscle.

- Hormonal Growth Promotant (HGP) status: Hormonal growth promotants registered for cattle are slow released implants placed under the skin of the ear. The well-proven effects of HGPs are heavier weights for age, or an increase in carcase weight at constant fat levels. MSA research has found that HGP implanting has a negative impact on the eating quality of some cuts with effects differing between muscles and reduced with cut ageing. The use of HGPs reduces the amount of marbling at a constant carcase weight because they cause the animal to focus on protein deposition rather than fat. - Milk-fed vealer category: A milk-fed vealer is defined as a calf that is still suckling and has been consigned direct to slaughter. The MSA Index of milk-fed vealer carcases is around four Index units higher on average.

- Marbling: Marbling is assessed from the fifth to the 13th rib on the carcase and seen as intramuscular deposits of fat within the muscle. It is deposited unevenly throughout the body, increasing through the carcase towards the neck and decreasing towards the tail. It is the last fat to be deposited and the first to be utilised by the animal as an energy source. Therefore to maximise marbling, cattle must be on a high nutritional plane from infancy through to slaughter. Stress or fasting pre-slaughter can quickly reduce the marbling score. Marbling is influenced by both genetics and nutritional management.

- Saleyard status: Carcases which were not consigned directly to slaughter and not processed through a saleyard have an MSA Index of around five units higher on average.

- pH: MSA research has shown that beef with pH levels above 5.7 to be of lower and more variable eating quality. The acceptable pH for MSA carcases is less than 5.71. Meat with a high pH often exhibits a course texture; has high water holding capacity (so the meat loses a lot moisture when cooked); reduced shelf life (bacteria grow more rapidly due to the higher pH and moisture); it appears undercooked remaining pink in the centre despite extensive cooking. Energy (glycogen) levels in the animal are important in obtaining a pH within the acceptable range. Stress or exertion causes animals to use up their energy stores.

All of these factors contribute to the tenderness, juiciness, flavour and overall-liking of the product on your dinner plate.

- Handling cattle: The long period of care and investment in producing an animal with high eating quality potential is most at risk in the two weeks pre-slaughter and the first few hours post slaughter. The damage is caused by changes in muscle glycogen (blood sugar) levels. Glycogen is in

A higher MSA Index indicates increased beef eating quality. The score is independent of any processing inputs and is calculated using only attributes influenced by preslaughter production. Which means it is entirely in the hands of producers to improve their own Index.

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- Hot standard carcase weight: While an important specification in most livestock grids, carcase weight only has a small impact on the MSA Index. MSA calculates that for every 1kg HSCW increases by the MSA Index will potentially increase by less than 0.01 Index units, which means that a HSCW increase of 100kg equates to an MSA Index improvement of one unit.

The MSA Index The MSA Index is a feedback tool for producers, measuring the predicted eating quality of a carcase. The Index is a single number between 30 and 80, calculated using a combination of the weighted average of the MSA eating quality scores (for tenderness, juiciness, flavour and overall liking), and the predicted eating quality of the 39 cuts in a carcase.


It is a useful tool because it provides producers with the whole picture. In the past it has been difficult to assess the importance of individual traits such as carcase weight, rib fat, MSA marble score, ossification, HGP status, hump height and sex on the eating quality of the carcase. The MSA Index combines the impact of all these factors and allows producers to evaluate changes in their business. The average MSA Index for 2015-16 for MSA carcases graded throughout Australia that met MSA minimum requirements was 57.52. The average MSA Index for grassfed and grainfed cattle was 58.5 and 56.66 respectively. By 2020 MSA aims to increase the national average MSA Index by two points. To predict the potential impact of production changes on the eating quality of your animals visit the MSA Index calculator at www.mymsa.com.au/msamobile How do I supply beef into the MSA system? Step 1 To supply MSA beef direct or through an MSA underpinned brand you must be registered as an MSA producer. The easiest way to do this is to visit www.mla.com.au/msa. Following a short, online training course you will have instant access to MSA electronic vendor declarations. Alternatively, a registration form can be downloaded from www.mla.com.au/msa. When registering via post, allow two weeks to receive your registration number and producer pack containing information on how to obtain your MSA vendor declarations. Step 2 Check that you meet the list of requirements shown in the box on the Tips & Tools: MSA list of requirements for handling cattle. Once you have received your MSA producer registration number, access to MSA vendor declarations and are satisfied you meet the MSA requirements you can consign cattle through the MSA system. Visit the MSA website for a list of MSA licensed abattoirs. Step 3 If you are supplying through an MSA underpinned brand or to an MSA-licensed abattoir make sure you are familiar with the purchaser’s specifications. The processor or brand owner may have company specifications in addition to MSA minimum requirements. While these may not impact on eating quality, they are commercially important to your purchaser and should be taken into consideration before consigning MSA cattle. Carcases outside the nominated specifications may be discounted regardless of their MSA grading result. Step 4 Liaise with the abattoir to ensure cattle are slaughtered within the required time frames. When consigning cattle to an abattoir consider trucking distances and seasonal considerations. In extreme heat it might be necessary to transport cattle at night. Likewise in very cold conditions avoid trucking cattle at dawn. If possible avoid trucking cattle through wind and rain. During high risk periods use trucks that have relatively closed-in sides to minimise wine chill.

Step 5 Fill in both the Livestock Production Assurance National Vendor Declaration and the MSA vendor declaration to accompany the consignment to the abattoir. It is important that all details are filled in correctly as MSA-accredited graders use the information in the grading process. Step 6 Ensure you receive your carcase feedback sheets from the abattoir or alternatively download them from the myMSAfeedback system. Go to www.mymsa.com.au and use your MSA registration number and password to access your feedback. Check your compliance rates and eating quality performance. Note any common factor in the noncompliant carcases. A small management change can significantly improve compliance without the extended generation time associated with genetic improvements. Step 7 Talk to other MSA producers to share the knowledge they have gained from using the system. Ensure you find out about upcoming MSA producer workshops to gain more knowledge about optimising the eating quality of your beef. MSA feedback will enable you to gauge the performance of the cattle you produce.

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Bryce Whale, Glenliam Farm Murray Greys “Most people are looking for alternatives to Charolais in the north, and I do think we have a place as an alternative for their bos indicus herds, colour is very important to them. “They are looking for eating quality and a bit of carcase.” Bryce said new markets had opened up for Murray Greys. Years ago, buyers wanted “Murray Greys as big as they could breed them”. “That was to try and satisfy the feedlot demand,” he said. The love of a challenge and a competitive nature has meant Bryce Whale’s passion for breeding Murray Greys has never waned. In his 23 years as manager of Glenliam Farm Murray Greys, situated at Glen William near Dungog in the lower Hunter Valley, Bryce has watched the breed evolve and improve. He has adapted with the changes and helped drive the breed forward, but his biggest accomplishment over the years wasn’t the cattle he cares for, but seeing his family’s involvement with the stud. Bryce said her and his wife Diane were grateful their three daughters Kylie, Nicole and Annika had all found their place within the beef industry. “The oldest daughter is now married and working on a property with her husband, the middle one is still at home working with us, and the youngest has just completed four years of ag science at Wagga and is now working in a feedlot. “It’s tremendous, I am very proud of our daughters.” The family man said he still enjoys the day-to-day duties of running a stud. “It’s always rewarding with genetics, you are always trying to breed that better animal,” he said.

“Those markets now probably don’t exist so much for Murray Greys. “We see our market now as the supermarket and the domestic trade, and I think as a breed, we do that very well.” That demand for big cattle in the 90s has shaped the Murray Greys that we know today. “Focussing on that as a breed got our cattle much bigger and we have a heavier weight for age,” he said. “But now we are actually much more concentrated on getting the carcase right.” Competing in the show ring is still a bonus of the job for Bryce. This year was a particularly rewarding venture for the Glenliam Farm team. At the Royal Adelaide Show they won grand champion steer, light-weight champion carcase and won group of three competition for their Murray Grey steers. “We were confident that we had a good even team, but I didn’t expect to go over there and win champion steer,” he said.

“I personally love the challenge of competing, and tyring to breed that next steer or stud animal that is very competitive and can help take our breed forward. “And for us, the ability to be able to go and compete, it gives us a week away from home to go and mix with friends and socialise, and we can see how we compare within our breed or within the industry.” Bryce believes the grey cattle are now on the cusp of having a bigger presence in northern Australia. “The breed is about to turn a corner I think,” he said. 17

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Judge Tim Bayliss, Thomas Foods International’s Petar Bond and Annika Whale with Grand Chamion Steer on Hoof Glenliam Jed.


Encouraging youth to participate in the beef industry is a passion of his. Bryce has run youth events for the Murray Grey breed and was on the committee for the Hunter Valley Beef Bonanza. Bonanza is an accurate title for the event, as it involved 800 students, 320 cattle to be slaughtered for carcase competitions and a further 50 head of stud heifers brought in for parading. “It was phenomenal,” he said. “A lot of those kids were city based, and a lot of them will end up staying in agriculture.” Although he is a staunch supporter for the Murray Greys, Bryce shows no bias when it came to welcoming young people into the industry.

Diane, Annika, Nicole & Bryce Whale

“I personally think the breed society divisions, and breed divisions, is one of the negative things of the industry,” he said.

“At the moment, there were more positions available in agriculture then there were graduates from courses”, he said.

“I think we are a beef industry, and we need to work together, rather than as individual breeds.

“Agriculture has got so much more technical and there are so many positions available,” he said.

“Other breeds are not our competition - it’s white meat and other protein sources that are our competition.”

“It’s an industry where kids can train and there is a job waiting for them when they conclude university.”

By Andrea Davey, Rural Weekly

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Murray Grey genetics prove the MSA goods A maternal and terminal program using Murray Grey genetics is producing pasture fed, grain assisted yearlings with average carcase weights of 211kg for a northern NSW producer.

“I’m using Murray Greys in two different ways – the more fertile and better milking types are used to produce females while the better carcase types produce terminal progeny,’’ Mr Amey said.

Tom Amey, of Casino, is crossbreeding Murray Grey, Friesian and Brahman in a two-pronged program to supply yearling steers and heifers to the Northern Co-operative Meat Company.

The terminal females are slaughtered at eight to 10 months.

Mr Amey achieved 100 per cent Meat Standards Australia compliance in 2016 by managing genetics, pasture, supplementation, transport and lairage. He is consistently achieving an average carcase weight of 211kg at 10 months of age by strategic grazing and creep feeding a high protein and energy ration. Well versed on soil science, animal and plant production, Mr Amey is passionate about crossbreeding and genetics. He points to kilograms of beef produced and the quality of those kilograms as the main productivity driver. Tom and his wife Cathy farm two properties, “Dyraaba’’ and “Araucara’’, west of Casino. Set in a 1000mm rainfall zone, the country comprises silty, sandy, chocolate and alluvial clay loams. At Dyraaba, the couple loan Murray Grey bulls to local dairy farmers and buy back the Murray Grey-Friesian cross heifers as weaners. The Ondiong blood Murray Grey bulls are selected on good milk, calving ease and gestation length estimated breeding values.

Of 150 steers and heifers turned off from February to July this year, the MSA Index scores ranged from 55.5 to 66.1 and averaged 62.1 The carcase weights ranged from 160-282kg with an average of 211kg, and a meat colour range of 1b to 3, with 86 per cent grading as 1c and 2. “Last season, one of the five-eighths Murray Grey calves had a 282kg carcase and liveweight of 500kg at 10.5 months of age,’’ Mr Amey said. Tom and Cathy supply McCaughey Meats at the Northern Co-Operative Meat Company, with their pasture fed, grain assisted non-HGP treated cattle receiving a 20c/kg premium over and above non-MSA graded cattle. “The calves are directly consigned with the steers so I’m $25/head above selling them as stores and the heifers are $80-$90/head in front,’’ Mr Amey said. “I’m receiving the same price for heifers as for steers over the hook.’’ The 280-cow herd calves in April at an average of 93 per cent. The family has been using Murray Grey genetics for over 20 years and exclusively from the Ondiong stud.

The F1 weaner heifers are raised on Dyraaba and joined to a Brahman bull to calve at two and half to three years of age.

“With this crossbreeding program, the Murray Grey adds more muscle than Angus and a better carcase finish than the Charolais,’’ Mr Amey said.

The Brahman-Murray Grey-Friesian heifer progeny are joined to a Murray Grey bull with an emphasis on good growth rate and carcase quality to produce terminal steer and heifers.

“The naturally quiet temperament of the Murray Grey means they don’t fall out of the grid on meat colour and pH, or penalised for inadequate fat cover.

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“I always make sure I buy bulls with a decent eye muscle area and good hindquarters.’’


The cattle are grazed on mostly tropical grasses comprising Rhodes grass, paspalum and kikuyu.

minutes a day before being returned to the kikuyu and Rhodes based summer pastures.

Mr Amey manages the pasture to encourage clover growth during autumn and spring.

“I’m using ryegrass and oats as the supplement over winter whereas other people would use hay or cottonseed meal, and one hectare can run seven cows,’’ Mr Amey said.

When the cow’s milk supply starts to wane, the calves are introduced to a high protein and energy ration for the 10 weeks prior to slaughter.

He said turning the calves off as yearlings at 10 months was the most profitable enterprise.

“It is like a feedlot ration without the roughage, and is based on barley, sorghum and cottonseed meal,’’ Mr Amey said.

He likes to follow the cattle through to slaughter to ensure 100 per cent MSA compliance, using the feedback to fine tune his production program.

“Each calf consumes about $160 worth of ration over the 10 weeks.

“A 100 per cent strike rate with MSA is not just on farm but also takes in transport and the effort put in by the livestock handlers at the Northern Co-operative Meat Company,’’ he said.

“I have feeders with panels and some vertical bars around them giving access to the calves and not the cows. “The younger calves are brought into the yards every three weeks to be treated for paralysis ticks, and they receive a 5-in-1 booster before the start of grain feeding. “Once the calves reach eight months, they start to rocket along in terms of growth rate.’’ At Dryaaba, pasture quality is controlled by manipulating grazing pressure using dry cows who have weaned their heifers at six months. The steer calves are processed at 160kg carcase weight. The cows strip graze ryegrass and oats pastures for 60-90

“I haven’t been tempted to go pure Murray Grey as I’m a mad cross breeder – even the chooks are a Rhode Island Red-Indian Game cross. “The relationship with my bull supplier and his knowledge of his cattle’s attributes has been important – looking at EBVs in a sale catalogue is only half the story. “It is in their interest for me to do well and they are tickled pink to hear the feedback.’’

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Leading Australian beef producer looks to expand use of Murray Grey One of Australia’s most successful beef producers is looking to broaden its use of Murray Grey bulls in its breeding operation. Paul Quigley, pastoral manager with S Kidman and Co, whose pastoral leases cover 101,000 square kilometres in three states and the Northern Territory, told the Queensland Country Life that the company was “thrilled” with the performance of Murray Greys in its breeding operation. He said the company first started using the breed in a composite herd started about 10 to 12 years ago. “They had attributes that we were chasing, fertility being the strong one but also ease of calving and carcase quality,” Mr Quigley said. “Our first cross is a Murray Grey over a Tuli and then that cross goes over a Charbray.” Mr Quigley said since the company took over the composite herd, it had bred its own Murray Grey bulls. He said the bulls were generally crossed with Brahman females on the marginal country at Anna Creek Station, west of Lake Eyre, South Australia. “We have been thrilled with the progeny of the cross,” Mr Quigley said.

“Anecdotally it appears that the Murray Grey does very well in dry country, so this year we are trying some of the bulls on our Kimberley properties and also the channel country in Queensland.” While the Kidman cattle enterprise is one of the more prominent producers finding success with Murray Greys, others like Marion Cross, Bunaroo, Durong, are also pleased with the results. “A nearby, major feedlot takes all of our Murray Grey cross steers and pays a premium as they perform so well on feed,” she said.

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Family dynamics and genetics meet the specs Strong family dynamics are combining with an efficient production system and Murray Grey genetics in southern NSW to hit the grid specs every time.

The next step is to add a Bovilis MH + IBR vaccination at weaning as a preventative to respiratory disease in the feedlot.

Commercial beef producers Paul Kendal, his wife Robyn Cannon, and son James Bremner run 700 Murray Grey cows plus replacements on the 1400ha “Mayfield Farm’’ at Tumbarumba.

“We understand how important Bovilis is for weaners in confined spaces, under stress and adverse weather conditions – it also comes down to supplying what the customer wants,’’ Robyn said.

The cattle are grazed on a pasture base of phalaris, ryegrass, cocksfoot and subclover in the 1000mm rainfall zone on undulating granitic soils.

The family was among the early adopters of Murray Greys commercially, grading up from an Angus base in the mid 1960s using foundation bloodlines from The Glen.

The herd is accredited under European Union, Meat Standards Australia and the JBS Farm Assurance programs.

Impressed with the quiet temperament, they found the Murray Greys attracted a premium price on the lucrative Japanese B3 market for their intramuscular fat.

“Our steers are grass finished at a whole of life average daily gain of 1kg to an average of 450kg by 18 months of age,’’ James said. A mixed sex consignment under the JBS Farm Assurance Program averaged 283kg carcase weight, had an average eye muscle area of 72.6 sqcm and an average MSA Index of 60.4 at a grid price of 451c/kg. The last consignment of cull heifers averaged 271kg carcass weight, yielded 53 per cent, had an average eye muscle area of 70.9 sqcm, P8 fat of 11.2mm, rib fat of 6.9mm, and average MSA Index of 59.5 at a grid price of 377c/kg. “Our goal is to produce a quality product, responsibly and ethically, that meets market demand and that we can be proud of,’’ Robyn said Calves are weaned into small holding yards at nine months of age for seven days, and supplied with clean water and silage. Run in mobs of around 300, the calves average 240-250kg liveweight, and are vaccinated and drenched.

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Maiden heifers are classed on frame size and structural correctness, with the average frame score being six. Pressure is placed on fertility with heifer joinings reduced from nine to six weeks and cow joinings tightened from nine to eight weeks. Heifers are naturally joined at a critical mating weight of 320kg plus to calve at two and a half years of age. A split calving makes additional use of the bulls. “This year we rejoined the dry females after pregnancy testing to build our female numbers, otherwise they would be sold,’’ James said. Cast for age cows were sold recently in the physical market to average $1350. The average age of the herd is seven years. James, 33, was a practicing accountant until returning to the family beef enterprise with his wife Gemma. “Expansion is the key as it leads to longevity,’’ he said.


“Labour efficiency is critical here as we use few subcontractors and do the stock work, fencing, sowing and spraying in-house.’’ Plans are in place for future expansion to enable cow numbers to increase to 1000. To achieve the weight gains, pastures are top dressed with 125kg/ha of single super and the hay paddocks receive 300kg/ha of Pasture Boosta in spring. In the past, lucerne pastures have suffered from lack of persistence but a new summer active variety will be trialled this year for hay production and grazing. “The success of our operation is having a good family relationship – the family dynamics are strong,’’ Robyn said. “We have always known the Murray Grey is good – back in the 1980s and 90s we achieved a 20c/kg premium over other breeds in the Japanese B3 market. “The EU market gives us the best returns for our steers. Females are supplied into the grass fed domestic grid for optimum returns.’’ Paul said grassfed heavy Murray Grey steers were the ideal production system for their environment. “We could do things a little differently to push the system – we are not putting in grazing cereals as we have to be strictly grass fed without any grain,’’ he said. “Purchased hay must be either lucerne or pasture – there are a lot of checks and balances, especially with chemicals and farm safety, and everything documented. “All cattle are identified with electronic ear tags with weights, heath treatments and reproductive data entered on a computer at the yards.’’ The family has invested in new sires each year at the Murray Grey National Show and Sale, paying to a top of $7000 for around 10 led and unled bulls over the past five years. Bulls are assessed on their Breedplan figures in the catalogue then visually appraised at the sale. “In recent years we have diversified our bloodlines to increase 600 day weight and utilise hybrid vigour,’’ James said. “Bulls are selected on birthweight (for heifer bulls), 600 day weight, and feet and leg structure.’’

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Understanding the “Completeness of Performance” Star Rating for Murray Grey BREEDPLAN Herds One of the key factors underpinning the accuracy of EBVs is the quantity of performance information that has been recorded with BREEDPLAN. The Completeness of Performance herd rating system summarises the quantity of pedigree and performance information that has been submitted to BREEDPLAN by an individual Murray Grey seedstock herd. The Completeness of Performance herd rating system produces a Completeness of Performance report, which many Murray Grey BREEDPLAN members would be familiar with. In addition, each herd receives a star rating on a 0 5 scale (including half stars). Together, the Completeness of Performance report and star rating allows BREEDPLAN members to assess how ‘complete’ the information is for their animals and, importantly, to identify areas in which additional performance information could potentially be recorded. How is the Completeness of Performance Star Rating Calculated? The Completeness of Performance Star Rating is calculated on the level of performance for a 5 year period; currently, this is for the 2010-2014 calving years. There are six different sections which contribute towards the calculation of the Completeness of Performance Star Rating; these are Animal Details, Weight Traits, Carcase Traits, Birth Traits, Fertility Traits and Other Traits (Table 1). Within each Section, a number of different traits contribute towards the calculation of the Completeness of Performance Rating. For example, in the Weight Traits, these are 200 Day Weight, 400 Day Weight, 600 Day Weight and Mature Cow Weight (Table 1). Table 1. The Murray Grey Completeness of Performance Star Rating is calculated from the percentage of calves which have been performance recorded for a number of traits in a number of different sections. The maximum score that a breeder can receive for each trait is shown below. Scores for each trait are added up to give a total maximum score of 200.

For each trait, there is a maximum score which a herd can receive (Table 1). For example, if 90% or more of the calves in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 calving drop had a Birth Weight recorded, then the herd would receive the maximum score of 20 points for Birth Weight (Table 1). However, if none of the calves in these calving drops had a Birth Weight recorded, then the herd would receive a score of 0 points for Birth Weight. More information on the scores your herd will receive for each trait can be found in the last page of your herd’s Completeness of Performance report. The scores for individual traits are combined to get a total score for each section. Currently, to calculate the Completeness of Performance rating, each herd gets a total score out of 50 for Animal Details, a total score out of 50 for the Weight Traits, a total score out of 40 for the Carcase Traits, a total score out of 40 for the Birth Traits, and a total score out of 20 for the Fertility Traits. There is currently no score for the Other Traits section. The score for each section is then combined to give a total score out of 200, which is converted to a star rating (Table 2). Table 2. The total maximum score is converted into a Completeness of Performance Star Rating

Score 165+ 150-165 135-150 120-135 105-120 90-105 75-90 60-75 45-60 30-45 0-30

Star Rating 5 4.5 4 3.5 3 2.5 2 1.5 1 0.5 0

What Completeness of Performance Star Ratings do Murray Grey BREEDPLAN Herds Have?

As in any breed, the Murray Grey BREEDPLAN herds have Section Trait Maximum Score Animal Details DOB 12.5 a range of Completeness of Performance Star Ratings. Animal Details Sire 12.5 There are 4 Murray Grey BREEDPLAN herds with a 5 Animal Details Dam 12.5 Star Rating, and another 6 herds with a 4.5 Star Rating. Animal Details Sex Ratio 6.25 However, the majority of Murray Grey BREEDPLAN herds Animal Details Recipient Dam 6.25 Weight Traits 200 12.5 have a Completeness of Performance Star Rating of 3 Stars Weight Traits 400 12.5 or less, with 67% of Murray Grey BREEDPLAN herds falling Weight Traits 600 12.5 into this category (Table 3). Weight Traits MCW 12.5 Carcase Traits EMA 12.5 Carcase Traits Rib 7.5 This indicates that there are a number of Murray Grey Carcase Traits Rump 7.5 BREEDPLAN herds which could improve their Completeness Carcase Traits IMF 12.5 of Performance Star Ratings; often with only a few changes Birth Traits AI Date 10 to how data collection is done on farm. The next section Birth Traits Calving Ease 10 Birth Traits Birth Weight 20 of the article contains information on how BREEDPLAN Fertility Traits Scrotal 12.5 herds can improve their Completeness of Performance Fertility Traits DTC 7.5 Star Rating. Other Traits Docility 0 Other Traits Structure 0 Other Traits Flight Time 0 Other Traits DNA 0 Total Maximum Score 200 25

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Table 3. Breakdown of the Completeness of Performance Star Ratings for the current Murray Grey BREEDPLAN Herds

COP Star Rating Less than 2 stars 2 stars 2.5 stars 3 stars 3.5 stars 4 stars 4.5 stars 5 stars

Number of BREEDPLAN Herds 14 9 12 23 9 10 6 4

How Can Individual Murray Grey Herds Improve Their Completeness of Performance Star Rating? The first step to improving your Completeness of Performance Star Rating is to check your Completeness of Performance report to identify traits which you are not currently recording, and/or which traits you are not recording particularly well. Improving your performance recording of these traits will improve your Completeness of Performance Star Rating. Some common areas where seedstock producers can improve the amount of performance recording information they collect include: 1. 200, 400 & 600 Day Weights Across most herds, it is usual to see a decrease in the number of calves with 400 and 600 day weights recorded compared to the number of calves with 200 day weights recorded. Generally the majority of calves will have a 200 day weight recorded, then some will leave the system (e.g. culls, deceased) and so a smaller percentage of the same calving drop will have a 400 day weight recorded. Between the 400 and 600 day weights being recorded, more calves will leave the system, and so there is an even smaller percentage of the calving drop with a 600 day weight recorded.

Mature Cow Weights must be collected within two weeks of the 200 day weight being collected on the cow’s calf. In practical terms, it is recommend that you weigh your cows at the same time as collecting 200 day weights on their calves. These Mature Cow Weights can then be submitted to BREEDPLAN. 3. Scanning Heifers Across the Murray Grey breed, more bulls are being scanned than heifers. For example, for the 2014 calving drop, 29% of the bull calves were scanned compared to just 19% of the heifer calves. This figure is similar to the 2013 calving drop, where 28% of bull calves were scanned compared to just 20% of heifers. Heifers mature earlier than bulls, and thus tend to exhibit greater variation in rib and rump fat depth and marbling. This variation is particularly useful for the calculation of BREEDPLAN Carcase EBVs. Additionally, heifers may represent a better cross section of your calving drop than bulls. For example, a seedstock producer may retain 90% of the heifers but only 25% of the bull calves in a particular calving drop; in this situation the heifers are likely to represent a greater cross section of the calving drop than the bull calves. Scanning heifers not only provides valuable information for the calculation of Carcase EBVs, but will also improve the Completeness of Performance Star Rating for those herds which don’t currently scan heifers.

However, increasing the percentage of animals in a calving drop which get a 200, 400 and 600 day weight will improve the Completeness of Performance Star Rating. Consider a herd where a 200 day weight is recorded on all calves that are alive and on the property at that age. In this herd, cull steers and heifers are commonly sent to the sales at around 350 days of age. Only the non-cull animals that are left on the property are recorded for 400 day weight. One simply change that would increase the number of calves which are recorded for 400 day weight would be to weigh all animals, including the cull steers and heifers, at 350 days of age. In this way, the majority of calves in the calving drop would receive both a 200 and 400 day weight, rather than just a 200 day weight. 2. Mature Cow Weights Mature Cow Weight is one trait which is often not well recorded. Of the Murray Grey calves registered in the 2014 calving year, just under 50% have a 200 day weight recorded on the database. However, just 10% of the dams of the 2014 drop had a Mature Cow Weight recorded in the same year. 26


4. Calving Ease Across the Murray Grey breed as a whole, the percentage of each calving drop with a calving difficulty score recorded has decreased. In the 2011 drop, approximately 90% of calves had a calving difficulty score on file; this had decreased to just 70% in the 2014 drop. Therefore, recording calving difficulty scores may also help Murray Grey producers improve their Completeness of Performance Star Rating. When recording calving difficulty scores, if you are checking the pregnant heifers and cows at least once every day, then you can assume any heifer or cow which calves unobserved has calved without assistance. 5. Birth Weight Birth Weight is another trait which many producers do not record. Therefore, recording birth weights may help to improve the Completeness of Performance Star Rating for an individual herd. Do not to estimate or guess the birth weight of the calves. Coronet band tapes are also unreliable at calculating birth weight. If you are going to record birth weights, weigh the calves on scales, or don’t record it at all. Finally, remember that your safety is a priority. Only record birth weights if it is safe to do so, and watch out for protective mothers. 6. Scrotal Size Another trait which many producers do not record is scrotal size, with only approximately 20% of the male calves in each year drop having scrotal circumference measurements on file. Scrotal size can be measured when bulls are between 300 and 700 days of age. Importantly, scrotal size can be measured by the seedstock producer; you do not need to

get scrotal size measurements collected by a vet or your BREEDPLAN accredited scanner. When collecting scrotal circumference measurements, BREEDPLAN recommends using a self-tensioning tape such as the “Reliabull Tape” to ensure that the same level of tension is applied for all measurements. Increasing the number of male calves which have a scrotal circumference measurement can improve the Completeness of Performance Star Rating for an individual herd. Consider the example herd from earlier in the article, where cull steers and heifers are sold at approximately 350 days of age. In this herd cull male calves are steered just prior to being sold. Only the bulls which are retained have a scrotal circumference measurement taken, at the same time they have a 400 day weight recorded. One way to improve the number of male calves with a scrotal circumference measurement is to take scrotal circumference measurements on all male calves, including the culls, prior to castration at 350 days of age. 7. AI Date The AI date for AI calves is used by BREEDPLAN to calculate the Gestation Length EBV. While all AI calves born from 2001 to 2009 had an AI date on file, this percentage has decreased in recent years. In the 2012 calving drop, just 70% of the AI calves have an AI date on file. In the 2014 calving drop, this has increased slightly to 75% of AI calves having an AI date on file. For those producers who are using AI, ensuring that all of your AI calves have an AI date recorded with the Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society will improve the Completeness of Performance Star Rating for your herd. 8. Days to Calving The collection of Days to Calving data is slightly more complicated than other BREEDPLAN traits, as it requires the collection of three separate bits of information. Consequently, Days to Calving data is collected by very few herds. To collect Days to Calving information, herds will need to provide joining details on all females joined in the herd in that calving year. All calves that are born as a result of these joinings need to be registered, including those that are stillborn or die shortly after birth. Lastly, BREEDPLAN Days to Calving fate codes need to be provided for any female that was joined but has left the herd before calving. While this trait requires the collection of several pieces of information, the collection of this data will help herds which do not currently collect Days to Calving information to improve their Completeness of Performance Star Rating. For further information about the Completeness of Performance star ratings, for help interpreting your Completeness of Performance Report, or for advice on how to improve your Completeness of Performance star rating, contact Catriona Millen, SBTS Technical Officer for Murray Grey, on (02) 6773 3357 or via email catriona@sbts.une.edu.au.

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The American Murray Grey Association Report Greetings to all of our Australian Murray Grey friends from the American Murray Grey Association! 2016 has been a good year for Murray Grey cattle in the United States. Our membership has grown by more than 10% this year over last year. Registration activity has been strong and both transfers and BreedPlan participation have both increased. AMGA is on track for continued steady growth over the next several years. The American beef herd has been growing over the past several years, and the really high prices that our producers have enjoyed are modifying somewhat with the increase in herd numbers translating to more cattle on feed and more carcasses moving into the market. Specialty markets such as grass finished, all natural and organic are not as challenged as the commodity beef market, so many of our producers are insulated from the commercial market trends.

The other note worthy event was the super well done National Show at the Clark County Fair in Vancouver, Washington. Breeders from Oregon and Washington paraded 46 head of excellent quality cattle around the ring in the competition. JB Beryl Richele, bred and exhibited by JB Ranch of Roseburg, OR was Grand Champion female and Supreme Champion of the National Show. Beryl Richele, a November 2014 heifer was sired by Monarch Oak Extra, the first son of WeeGun Tjandamara born in the US. She is out of JB Monique Richele, this just one more excellent cow in this cow family. Jim and Bonnie Sicard own and operate the small, exclusive herd at JB Ranch.

Direct market (home retail) beef sales continue to provide the interest and momentum for our Murray Greys here in the States. Even with the sluggish economy and all of the uncertainty of our Presidential election, interest in, and demand for, high quality beef continues to grow. Murray Grey breeders around the country are building strong internet markets for their grass fed beef. 2016 gave Gennie and I the opportunity to “retire” and move home to Western Pennsylvania. Gennie is tickled pink at being able to be a full time “grandma”. I find plenty to do to stay busy! There have been a couple of really noteworthy events in 2016. Early in July, AMGA members Vernon “Shorty” Hochstettler and Seven Sons Farm hosted a holistic management workshop at Hochstettler’s Schwarzerde (Black Earth) Farm in LaGrange, IN. Seven Sons markets all natural, grass produced beef, pork, poultry and dairy products in the Northern Midwest from the Chicago suburbs back through Toledo, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. About 50 beef farmers from Indiana, Wisconsin and Virginia participated in the event. For those folks who have never seen Murray Greys, the Schwarzerde herd was a great first impression. Shorty and Blake put Murray Grey bulls over 600 commercial cows for the Seven Sons marketing program. All of the Seven Sons marketed beef is grass finished. Shorty carries his cows and finishes his steers on native pastures and home grown hay. Steers in the Seven Sons program tend to finish between 18 and 26 months of age and produce over 300 pounds of boneless beef per carcase. This may be the largest mating of Murray Grey bulls in the US.

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JB Beryl Richele DG Duke 3D was Grand Champion bull. Bred and exhibited by George and Cheryl Germaine of Diamond G Farm, Vadar, Washinton, Duke is an April 2016 calf sired by a Diamond G bred bull, DG Admiral 6A – who is also a son of Monarch Oak Extra! Duke is out of the HA Sweet Home Sally 9S cow, who was out of the great WCC Miss Canadian Breeze 63M cow. Following the show, the Northwest Murray Grey Association hosted a “pot luck” lunch before the AMGA Annual Membership Meeting. 48 AMGA members and guests enjoy a variety of great foods and wonderful fellowship. As 2016 winds to a close, us “Yanks” will be sorting out the meaning of our Presidential election and counting bales to make sure we all will have enough hay to make it through to spring. We hope that your “spring” calving has gone well and that your summer will be good to you all, with lots of good grass and nice weather. If any of you make it up this way, let us know, we’d be glad to show you around. Kindest regards to you all, John E. Gerow, Executive Director

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Murray Greys at home in Herefordshire Vroe Farm in Rowelstone, Herefordshire, is home to the Ling family as well as the county’s youngest herd of pedigree Murray Grey cattle. Tim Ling, 82, spent a short time working in the City before deciding to pursue a career in farming. On leaving their dairy farm in West Wales in the late 1990s, the Lings were drawn to the area around the Brecon Beacons, having supplied the Michelin star Walnut Tree Inn at Llanddewi Skirrid, Abergavenny, with fresh, raw Jersey cream. The couple took on a tenancy not far from where they are today and continued to milk Jerseys. However, when their tenancy finished in the wake of the BSE outbreak and amid the fall in value of milk quotas, Mr Ling decided to stop milking. The couple moved to Vroe Farm and bought 30 Friesian cross Limousins. However, Mr Ling did not like the temperament of these cattle and started looking for an alternative for his organic enterprise. He phased out the Limousins quite quickly and flipped the whole herd to the Australian Murray Greys. Mr Ling’s reason for choosing Murray Greys is quite extraordinary. While researching the breed online, one bull’s name caught his eye – Keighlian’s Wensleydale. Mr Ling was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, and his father was a doctor in the Aire Valley. Mr Ling rang the breeder, Doug Storton, in Australia to ask why he had chosen this prefix, only to find they had grown up in the same area. By coincidence, Mr Storton had also been delivered as a baby by a certain Dr Ling. Furthermore, Mr Storton told how he had visited a carcase competition in Sydney and the Murray Grey had won every competition there. This urged Mr Ling to invest in the breed and he bought what he could from a breeder in Lincolnshire and, since making the move in 2004, he has built his herd up to 120-head, also sourcing heifers from Somerset and Devon.

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The Murray Grey originates from Australia and is a result of crossing the Whitebred Shorthorn with an AberdeenAngus. The Angus does not cope in hot conditions well, but Mr Ling says Murray Greys have a particular skin pigment which makes them better suited to hot climates and can be preferred by those looking for a breed similar to the Angus. Last year, Mr Ling received an email from two Hungarian farmers who found him on the Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society website. One ran 400 Red Angus cattle and the other was interested in keeping the breed. After the two men paid Vroe Farm a visit, they decided to export 55 yearling heifers and three young bulls back home. They are destined to be crossed with a native silver breed – the Hungarian Grey. Mr Ling tries to sell all his females for breeding, but the interest from overseas made him more selective in what he sells for breeding. When livestock are exported they need to be seen by a vet 12 hours before they leave the farm, says Mr Ling. “There is an amount of red tape which goes with exporting livestock and there are certain rules which you must abide to – the Animal and Plant Health Agency at the Centre for International Trade at Carlisle must approved all transport.”


Mr Ling has also exported stock to Denmark and Germany and is currently trying to sell the first Murray Greys into Holland. In terms of prime beef, most go to Eversfield Organic Farm, although Mr Ling does sometimes use the abattoir at Merthyr Tydfil. He says: “I have always tried to be someone who retails produce rather than selling wholesale as otherwise you end up at the bottom of the line when it comes to money.” In terms of beef quality, Mr Ling says the breed is wellknown for its marbling. “The breed regularly wins carcase and taste competitions in Australia. Beef is losing popularity in this country and the same thing happened in Australia some years ago. When too much continental blood enters herds, the taste goes downhill, and popularity goes with it.” He says Murray Greys also weigh well. “Our cows are between 600-900kg and finishers reach 600kg for slaughter, at which stage they could be anything from 18-30 months of age. Most of our male progeny are sold deadweight.” The farm uses a contractor to scan for eye-muscling and marbling, but Mr Ling says he is not interested in performance recording. The scanner told him his Murray Greys performed just as well as Aberdeen-Angus. For breeding, Mr Ling uses artificial insemination and natural servicing. The farm’s resident home-bred bull, Vroe Brenden, weighs 1,160kg and it’s semen is available in the UK. Mr Ling does not keep a bull for breeding unless it was out of a female which calved unassisted as a heifer. Mr Ling is a member of the Organic Farmers and Growers Association, as well as the Pasture-Fed Livestock Association, meaning corn, roots and kale cannot be fed to cattle. All silage is baled and Mr Ling believes he will have to improve his silage if he is to meet his goal of finishing all stock under two years. Mr Ling says his experience as a dairy farmer has helped him manage grazing. He says: “I do not believe in using fertilisers. Our muck is spread, as well as some lime. We are trying to rotationally graze, but I am a big believer in permanent pasture and paddock grazing.”

A large proportion of the farm is on red clay, however Mr Ling also owns an area of river-ground stretching along the Monnow and rents two miles of its fishing rights. He hopes this will attract visitors to his holiday lets which are under-development. Big bale silage is made on this river ground, which is gravelly-sand. Due to the farm’s organic status, the cattle have not been wormed for three or four years and Mr Ling says he does not believe the cattle need any treatment. All of Mr Ling’s stock are housed through winter to stop them poaching the ground. Inside the sheds he has installed fans to reduce the risk of pneumonia. Straw is chopped and blown into the pens. When it comes to marketing, Mr Ling says he chooses not to show his stock due to the time required in preparation, travelling and the show itself. He says, at his age, this is something he could do without. Article courtesy UK Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society.

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Why dont my EBV’s reflect what I see on the farm? It was great to see that the October TechTalk ‘Identifying Curve Bender Animals’, generated so much discussion among Murray Grey members. I read with interest some of the comments made by Murray Grey breeders regarding the article so would like to address a recurring theme, why EBVs sometimes don’t appear to reflect what is seen on farm, in this article. I spend quite a bit of time doing diagnostics on individual animals for breeders, to identify why the EBVs of an animal aren’t perceived to line up with what is observed on farm. Most often, these cases are associated with either poor quality data, or poor quality data structure. Common problems include: 1. Inadequate recording of important traits Murray Grey BREEDPLAN produces EBVs for 17 traits. While an EBV must meet minimum accuracy criteria before it will report, EBVs for some traits may appear for individual animals when minimal direct performance data has been recorded for that trait. For example, an animal may have a Birth Weight EBV displaying but no birth weight has been recorded. While it is possible to generate ‘reliable’ EBVs from pedigree information and performance that has been recorded for correlated traits, generally speaking EBVs will be of lower accuracy if animals haven’t been directly recorded for a trait. If the trait is important to you or your clients, then it is best to record it. 2. Poor contemporary group formation BREEDPLAN analyses animals in contemporary groups; that is, groups of animals which have had equal opportunity to perform. This allows the analysis to remove as much environmental effect as possible (e.g. feed, year, season). The ideal contemporary group will have at least 6 animals, and have multiple sires represented.

When less than six animals are represented in a contemporary group, there are only a few “similar’ animals to which the performance of an individual can be directly compared and thus the performance submitted for that individual cannot be used as effectively by the BREEDPLAN analysis. This is even worse for an individual in a single animal contemporary group, where no direct comparisons can be made and so the individual’s performance data cannot be used at all by the BREEDPLAN analysis. Small contemporary groups are a problem frequently experienced by smaller herds and without careful management, can result in data having little or no value. To avoid small contemporary groups, it is important to keep calving spreads at 6-8 weeks, to run as many calves as possible under the same management conditions, to measure all animals in a group on the same day, to measure all animals prior to splitting a group (e.g. weigh everything before castrating bulls), and to maintain management groups based on ‘automatic’ contemporary group criteria (e.g. sex, year, prior weigh dates, prior management groups). If all calves in a contemporary group are by the same sire, there are no other calves by other sires to which the performance of these calves can be directly compared. The performance submitted for those calves will not contribute to the EBVs of their sire. To avoid this problem, it is important to use more than one sire in each particular joining, and to consciously manage the herd so that more than one sire is represented in each contemporary group. 3. Poor genetic linkage Genetic linkage across contemporary groups, both within a herd and between different herds, is of fundamental importance in allowing the generation of Murray Grey GROUP BREEDPLAN EBVs. Some common management practices can reduce genetic linkage significantly. While not a common practice breeders should not replace all sires from one year to the next. Having common sires across years will allow across year comparisons to be made. AI sires which have progeny recorded for a range of traits in other herds provide excellent linkage between herds. Where single sire mating is used it is important to mix cows into new mobs after weaning so that more than one sire is represented in the mobs when they next calve. Breeders should also keep calves of the same sex in the same mobs until after the key performance traits have been recorded to allow good sire comparisons. Lastly, breeders should ensure calves from an AI program are born at a similar time to naturally conceived calves and should aim to have a range of sires represented in ET programs. 4. Selective recording Significant problems are caused when only a selection of animals in a contemporary group are performance recorded. For example, if the performance for only the best animals in the contemporary group is submitted to BREEDPLAN, the performance information for an animal will be compared only with the selected group rather than the whole drop of calves, thus causing biased EBVs. To prevent this, it is important that breeders adapt a whole

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herd recording strategy and record information on all available animals (e.g. not just bulls). 5. Inadequate management grouping BREEDPLAN analyses cattle in contemporary groups to take out the influence of as many environmental effects as possible. The underlying principle is that only animals that have had an equal opportunity to perform are directly compared. However, if the contemporary groups are not correctly formed, then the EBVs calculated will be less accurate. Most of the problems that breeders encounter in “believing” their BREEDPLAN EBVs can be traced back to incorrect management grouping. If management grouping is not correct BREEDPLAN will directly compare calves that have had different levels of management or feeding. To avoid this, it is important that breeders submit management groups for those animals that have been treated differently to their peers or were sick or injured, and thus have performed differently due to non-genetic factors. As this article has shown, there are a number of practices which can lead to poor quality data or poor quality

data structure. In turn, these problems can explain most situations where the EBVs don’t appear to reflect what is seen on farm. As was noted in the ‘Identifying Curve Bender Animals’ discussion, BREEDPLAN is not “clairvoyant”. The EBVs which BREEDPLAN calculates are only as good as the data BREEDPLAN receives. While every herd is different, contemporary groups with at least six animals and more than one sire represented will improve the quality of your EBVs. Further information can be found in the 2016 SBTS & TBTS Webinars ‘Getting It Right: Management Groups & Contemporary Groups’ and ‘Making BREEDPLAN Work For You: Performance Recording Problems to Avoid’, now available on the SBTS & TBTS YouTube channel. The BREEDPLAN Tip Sheets ‘Understanding BREEDPLAN Management Groups’ and ‘Common Performance Recording Problems’ may also be of use. If you wish to discuss any of the topics covered in this article, please contact Catriona Millen, SBTS Technical Officer, on (02) 6773 3357 or via email catriona@sbts. une.edu.au.

China demands Murray Grey breeding heifers Murray Greys have continued their strong history of live export with a recent shipment of registered heifers to China.

live exports across the past 40 years. Mr Walker said breeding cattle had been exported to Argentina, Uruguay, China, New Zealand and England.

The maiden heifers, aged 11-12 months, were selected by live exporter, Austrex, from the Kentsie Park stud, operated by Melinda Kent and Chris Siekman at Labertouche, Victoria.

He said feeder steers had been supplied in recent years to Russia and Kazakhstan.

Ms Kent said the heifers were selected for breeding purposes on structural soundness and type, and met all the health protocols for export cattle. They were required to weigh between 220-350kg liveweight. The heifers each sold for $1300 + GST and were booked through Nathan Gibbon Livestock, Pakenham. Ms Kent said Austrex were unable to fill an order for 20 commercial Murray Grey heifers. “The heifers were naturally sired by Monterey Furlong F318 and out of a selection of our registered cows,’’ she said. “The exporters indicated they would be looking for more Murray Greys in the future so we will see what happens. “It is a good thing for the breed – the Greys will do well in China as they are tolerant of the heat extremes, have dark skin pigment making pest control management easy, a quiet temperament and the carcass quality for crossbreeding or finishing within the market requirements.’’ Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society president Rob Walker, Woodenbong, NSW, said the breed had a strong history of

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Flavour and tenderness wins over consumers Consistent tenderness and flavour of grassfed Murray Grey beef keeps customers returning to Victorian butchery, The Meat Safe. The retail outlet in Longwarry turns over three Murray Grey bodies a week, processed by Sale’s Gordyn Abattoir and sourced direct from local producers. Butcher Ben Kurrle demands grassfed or grain assisted carcasses 200-220kg, with a yield up to 70 per cent and fat cover of 5-6mm. Mr Kurrle said consumer repeat purchasers and positive feedback on eating quality, tenderness and flavour of the grassfed Murray Grey beef had encouraged him to use the breed to differentiate the shop in a competitive retail market. “I never set out to be a specific Murray Grey shop, it has evolved that way,’’ he said. “It helps us provide something different outside of Angus and Wagyu.’’ Mr Kurrle is impressed with the improvements in carcase quality, softness and temperament of Murray Greys over the past decade. He said a large proportion of his customer base were young families wanting secondary cuts for convenience meals. “There has been a shift away from primals to mince, stewing steak and sausages,’’ he said. “The arrival of the slow cooker has been the biggest thing to happen to the retail trade in the decade with value added casserole cuts in high demand for curries or meat balls.

“I’m always chasing secondary cuts like bolar blade, oyster blade and mince trim.’’ Mr Kurrle ages the Murray Grey carcasses for a minimum of 10 days. When it comes to primal cuts like porterhouse and eye fillet, he prides himself on quality not quantity. “When the hide is taken off, the butcher is driven by yield but for the consumer it all comes down to flavour and tenderness,’’ Mr Kurrle said. “If a steak is tough, (the consumer) will never get to the flavour conversation as they won’t buy it again. “I don’t have that problem with Murray Grey beef.’’ Mr Kurrle has worked closely with the Gippsland Murray Grey Breeders Group at the Farm World field days, Lardner Park, for the past two years. This year, he donated 1500 sausages at the field days on April 7-10 to raise funds for the group’s activities. Group members Melinda Kent and Chris Siekman, of Labertouche, have supplied steers and heifers to the butcher shop for the past 18 months. The cattle are finished on ryegrass, clover and native grasses to 400-420kg liveweight at 14-15 months of age, and processed at Radfords, Warrugal. The carcasses dress on average at 56 per cent and weigh 220kg with an average rump fat depth of 4-5mm. “We have turned off 20-25 head in the past 12 months from our herd of 50 breeders through the butchery,’’ Ms Kent said.

The autumn and spring calving herd is run across two properties at Labertouche and Pakenham. In the past, the family supplied steers to small lot owners who sought the Murray Greys for their quiet temperament and ability to finish to bullock weights off grass. Heifers were in demand from peri-urban farmers running three to eight head. A 16-month-old purebred heifer weighing 430kg and named Candy was displayed at this year’s Farm World field days, then processed at Radfords and sold through The Meat Safe.

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“Each year we have small lot farmers wanting information a Farm World on raising Murray Grey cattle,’’ Ms Kent said.


“We provide social media, an email and phone contact network, and written information on such topics as calving, genetic selection, drenching, castrating, vaccinating, weaning and joining. “Murray Greys were the first cattle breed to exhibit at Farm World in the 1970s. “We are only one hour from Melbourne so we tend to find Murray Greys have won a reputation as the quiet, gentle breed among the small lot owners.’’ Ms Kent said direct feedback from the butcher enabled her to fine tune genetic selection for carcass yield, eye muscle area and fat depth. “I am now breeding for compact cattle which finish quickly, are structurally correct and can handle the soft country,’’ she said.

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“Consumer feedback tells me the beef has the right meat and fat colour, has eye appeal, eatability and flavour, with customers continuing to come back. “Providing the beef meets the specifications required by the butcher and is to my expectations, then I’m happy.’’

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1st - Sue Francis 2nd - Brett Davidson 3rd - Sue Francis

Commercial Female

1st - Lauren Turner 2nd - Sue Francis 3rd - Sue Francis

Commercial Steer 1st - Briar Densley

Unled Steer 1st - Narelle Wilcox

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Top Of The Range Bull Sale The return of Murray Greys to the Glen Innes selling ring was a welcome sight for an enthusiastic sale committee and chairperson David King “Yallembie”, Inverell endorsed the quality of this years “Top of the Range” sale conducted on the 15th July. Mr King said it was pleasing to see two high priced bulls going to Western Australia. Colin Say & Co Pty Ltd selling agent Nathan Purvis co-ordinated the offering and a hands on approach coupled with many kilometres of travel ensured a quality catalogue of bulls and females. Double sale toppers at $8000 were Sue Francis’s Onward prefixed bulls. Onward Jarvis K14 from a wonderful maternal pedigree, showed volume, depth and muscle expression and sold to the Wise Family Trust, Katanning, Western Australia, while Onward Everest K69 sold to Kym Carlton “Iona” Boggabri. Other high selling bulls included Whitburn Jackpot J2 account Tahnee Manton Inverell, sold at $7500 to RL & SM Lea “Highfield” Inverell. Williams River Cattle Co Glen William sold Glenliam Farm Kapooka K73 with a great Murray Grey pedigree at $7000 to Cameron Harris through Elders, Manjunup, Western Australia. Sue Francis’s Onward Stud was the volume bull seller with six bulls selling to average $6458 while Peter & Terri Smith “Erinsvale” Wellingrove were volume female vendors with 22 Murray Grey females selling to a top of $2600. Volume female buyer was M. Goodwin through Pitt Sons Walcha, procuring 10 females. Robert Hutchison “Willowdene” Yarrowitch purchased two Onward bulls paying $7500 for Onward Jandowae and $7250 for Onward Enviro. High price stud females sold account RL (Bob) & SM Lea Inverell including a 5 year old female with a bull calf at foot for $4000 to Mark Lamb & Rebecca Ballard Tenterfield, while equal top price at $4000 was a 4 year old cow with calf offered by est. 1958 Brad Densley, East Greenmount Queensland purchased by Miss Wendy McDonald • Regular Cattle Sales • Regular Prime Lamb & • Market Appraisals Grafton. Selling two bulls and two females were vendors Graham & Barbara Hudson • Selling to Feedlots • Stud Stock Sales Sheep Sales “Bonnieview” Dorrigo with their bulls averaging $3750 and two cows selling to $3250. • Rural Property Sales • Consignment of Stock • Auctions Plus Vendors were delighted with the excellent clearance of both bulls and females and a surge in confidence for the Murray Grey breed following the winning of the 2016 Personalised service Stan Hill Trophy at Sydney Royal and the Ken McDonald Shield and a Steer taking out “Leading by Results” the Jackpot at the recent Brisbane Royal. All of the prize winning steers were sired by Licensed Auctioneers – Stock, Station & Real Estate Agents vendor bred bulls. 118 Wentworth St (PO Box 189), Glen Innes, NSW 2370 Beef quality, paddock performance, temperament and value were all evident at this www.colinsay.com.au • office@colinsay.com.au years Glen Innes fixture. Judging by the support from both buyers and sellers a bigger and better catalogue should come forward for the 2017 sale. “PROUD SUPPORTERS OF THE MURRAY GREY BREED” Selling agents Colin Say & Co Pty Ltd thanked all buyers and underbidders and the craig Thomas shad Bailey nathan Purvis strong committee for re-establishing the Murray Grey fixture on the northern selling Ph: (02) 6732 2100 Ph: (02) 6734 2220 Ph: (02) 6732 4078 calendar. Sale auctioneer was Shad Bailey with Craig Thomas, Nathan Purvis and Mob: 0428 669 500 Mob: 0458 322 283 Mob: 0427 324 078 Jack Schulz spotting the bids.

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150g Turkish bread 2 tablespoons olive oil 400g rump steak, trimmed 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 110g goat’s cheese 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon dijon mustard 200g cherry tomatoes, halved 120g baby rocket

1. Preheat oven to 220°C/200°C fan-forced. Tear bread into 3cm chunks. Arrange bread, in a single layer, on a baking tray. Drizzle with half the oil. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until browned and crisp. Cool. 2. Cook steak for 3 to 4 minutes each side for medium or until cooked to your liking. Transfer to a plate. Stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Thinly slice. 3. Place chives on a plate. Roll cheese in chives to coat. Thinly slice. Place vinegar, mustard and remaining oil in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Add tomato, rocket, bread and steak to bowl. Toss to combine. Divide mixture between plates. Top with cheese. Serve.


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MSA Case Study: Geoff Roberts Wagga Wagga beef producer Geoff Roberts has the consumer at the heart of his Meat Standards Australia registered Murray Grey herd. Geoff, who runs the 1600ha property Wingelo, with his wife Gaye and son Tim, was one of the early adopters of the MSA program. “Under MSA the result is better for everyone,” he said. “We’re paid a premium for better quality and the consumers enjoy a better piece of steak at the end.” Constantly aiming for above average MSA Index scores Geoff said improved genetics would take his family’s herd into the future. “There’s always room for improvement, when you stop improving that’s when you slip back,” Geoff said. “We’ve made changes in our bull selections for improved eye muscle marbling and rib fat coverage. “In the long run the extra cost outlaid for better bulls, aimed at increasing our MSA Index, is retrieved through our better-performing herd.”

The Roberts supplement their 500-head Murray Grey breeder herd’s grass fed diet with lucerne silage, which he said has led to improvements in their MSA Index. “95% of our cattle that have been processed in the past two and a half years have been compliant,” he said. “It’s just a matter of talking to the processors about what they need, where we might be coming up short and doing something about it.”

Selected heifers are also retained for breeding.

The second-generation cattle producer said temperament was vital to a successful beef operation.

All females are preg-tested as the Roberts don’t retain empties or cows after their fifth calf.

“If the cattle don’t have a good temperament they’ll fall down and give high pH meat,” Geoff said.

“The profitability of our herd is based on fertility,” Geoff said.

Training begins for their well-behaved herd early on as the Roberts feed calves silage for at least two weeks while they’re still on their mothers, before weaning them in a paddock with limited pasture.

The Pasture Cattle Assurance System (PCAS) accredited operation has a strong focus on animal welfare. “We know there’s a growing market out there for grass fed cattle and consumers want to know they’ve lived a healthy, contented life,” Geoff said. “Welfare has always been a top priority for us, obviously well-fed, placid cattle are going to score better on the MSA Index and eat better for the consumer. “MSA just fits with us.”

“This way, they get used to us being around while they’re still young,” Geoff said. The self-replacing Murray Grey herd forms 75% of Wingelo’s operation, with lamb, wool, grain and hay making up the difference. Steers are grown out to meet a 300-320kg carcase specification before they are transported direct to Teys. Wingelo cattle average an MSA Index score of 61. “It is only by understanding the requirements of the processors that the producer can try to meet the targets set to achieve carcase compliance,” Geoff said. “A better understanding of what makes a good end product can only help the producer, processor and most importantly the consumers as well as the cattle industry as a whole.” To predict the potential impact of production changes on your scores visit the MSA Index calculator http:// www.mymsa.com.au/msamobile/

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Murray Grey Youth Australia Murray Grey Youth have had a really successful year. It started with a bang in April, which saw the inaugural 2016 Woodbourn Murray Grey National Junior Stock Show take place with 70 competitors aged between 5 and under 25 years. Competitors came from every state except the Northern Territory. Some of the major results from 2016 event are listed below: Senior Woodbourn Murray Grey Youth Ambassador – Aimee Bolton, VIC Runner up – Sam Reynolds, NSW Junior Woodbourn Murray Grey Youth Ambassador – Dayna Grey, TAS Runner up – Annie Pumpa, VIC Most Potential Breeder Award – Courtney Fabris, SA New Zealand Exchange Scholarship – Harris Thompson, WA Grand Champion Junior Judge – Chris Muller, SA (Associate at 2017 National Show & Sale) We are very excited to re-establish a New Zealand exchange program with the New Zealand Murray Grey Society. In 2016 we had Maxine Rawnsley head over to compete in our first youth show. She was very kindly hosted by Dajory Murray Greys, the McRae family whom we would like to sincerely thank for their hospitality and loan of an animal for the scholarship recipient. We also wish our winner Harris Thompson all the best with his trip to New Zealand later in 2017. Senior Woodbourn Ambassador Aimee Bolton is currently in the process of planning her trip to Texas, USA. We wish her all the best with her trip. Junior Ambassador Dayna Grey, has taken her prize to attend the 2016 South Australian Junior Heifer Expo, where she went on to be awarded the best presented animal and champion intermediate herdsman. The title of intermediate herdsman is the highest accolade possible for her age group at the

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South Australian event. Another thank you to Bottlesford Murray Greys for the loan of an animal for our scholarship recipient. At the same event MGY President Annika Whale was also awarded the overall runner-up of the herdsman competition, winning a scholarship to New Zealand. She plans to use this scholarship to explore both the north and south of New Zealand, while organising the 2017 New Zealand MGY exchange. Murray Grey Youth have also had a huge year in the show ring. Special mention needs to go to Crystal Bell, Victoria for her massive success at the 2016 Royal Adelaide Feature Show winning Supreme Beef Exhibit of the show, we congratulate you! We as a youth group would also like to give a massive thank you to all the sponsors of the 2016 Woodbourn Murray Grey National Junior Stock Show. A special mention to those studs who provided ballot animals for competitors they’ve never met before. We are currently planning the 2017 event and again will ask for your generous support. Please remember when choosing to support this event that the youth of today, are tomorrows future. Murray Grey Youth are also in the process of re-election of both the executive committee and state representatives. Regards, Annika Whale MGY President


Mid North Coast Breed Promotion Group Our group has had a very satisfying 2016. Most of the members in our group are retired Murray Grey owners, promoting the Murray Grey as a breed and raising funds to support local cattle events. We had three very successful fundraiser BBQs, at the same time out there promoting Murray Greys. We have continued with our support of Wingham Beef Week and Gloucester Junior Cattle show. Wingham Beef Week is now in its 30th Year and will be held from the 15th until the 20th May 2017. Information and details are on the Wingham Beef Week website. A Wallawong Murray Grey has won Champion Carcase for the last two years and a Murray Grey Cross won the previous year. In 2016 there was 92 led steers and 27 unled steers in the carcass competition and over 250 students participating in the week’s events. Our group had locally bred Murray Greys and Murray Grey crosses led by students from four different schools present. It is anticipated that with the increased interest from schools that have not competed in the past making 2017 an even bigger event.

The most rewarding event was Glenliam Farm Day. We had over 80 people attend including at least 60 kids. The kids were amazing and extremely well behaved. Bryce and Dianne, their family and team put together a day to remember. There was so many beautiful Murray Greys split up into groups, every child had the opportunity to handle a steer, physically participate and learn and they were all keen. The day was so well organised and full of information. One group was being taught to clip, another group was being taught to lead, another was learning about cattle and judging. We are very fortunate and the kids are very fortunate to have a family take the time and put the work in to create such a great day and share their expertise. We all appreciate how much work there is in the organisation and preparation there is involved in creating such a successful day. We look forward to 2017 again out there promoting Murray greys at these events and enjoying the enthusiasm and interest from the next generation of the Beef Industry.

Gloucester Junior Cattle Show includes beef and dairy cattle and exhibitors all ages and sizes. What a great day put on by the parents. There are two judges one with the dairy cattle and the other with beef cattle. Pint sized kids with little calves. All with an incredible passion.

South Australia Breed Promotion Group Every January the SA group gets together at a different part of the state for a social weekend when we also hold our AGM. This year we travelled to the Loxton region near the River Murray. Many camped near the river and on the Saturday there was a self-guided tour of the Loxton Historical Village. There was a lot of interest in the old photos and information in regards to the 1956 flood and the effect it had on the river towns. This year we inspected the Fogdens’, Santa Gertrudis and Charolais studs. As well as the meeting, Banrock Station was visited and although it was hot the weekend was an enjoyable and relaxing time Many hours of hard work and organisation for our group culminated with Murray Grey’s being the Feature breed at the Royal Adelaide Show, in which we celebrated 50 years of showing. It was a huge team effort as we attracted terrific sponsorship, made new backboards, fundraised with a raffle and rounded off the event with a dinner in which over 100 attended. At the Dinner we had Mrs Jill Fiebiger (Honorary Life member) reminisce and Mr Rob Walker was able to award 3 of our members’ various life memberships (Pictured right). We were rewarded with our

breed showcasing in the Interbreed and steer competition. Mr Richard Rowe (our Judge from NZ) commented that “It was the best line-up of any breed I have judged”, and with over 75 head parading it was a wonderful display. As a group we especially wish to thank all the interstate competitors (all states except the NT were represented), our generous sponsors, especially Wisp Wines, Monterey, MGA and Woodbourn. We also wish to thank everyone who helped in any way to make it such a successful event. We are now looking forward to our annual social weekend in January which will be in the Adelaide Hills region this year.


Murray Greys Western Australia Murray Grey Breeders dodged the inclement weather throughout the SW over the weekend and held a weekend of activities in ideal conditions around Karridale and Scott River. The weekend started with a Meat and Greet BBQ at the new Augusta Boat Harbour on Friday evening. Saturday began with sunshine and breakfast with Megan Edwards and Laurie Fitzgerald at Hamelin Ridge Murray Greys. Inspections of cattle and a newly installed yard system followed. A group of heifers weaned at 4 months, as part of an on farm trial, created considerable interest. Then a tour of Trevor Buller's commercial herd where Murray Greys have been continuously used in this herd since 1968. A group of 40+ heavy milk vealers due to head to Woolworths the next day created lots of interest. Prior to lunch the tour group stopped off to look over two groups of breeders with heifer calves and another with bull calves on a Monterey lease block. Lunch was a feature of the weekend with a Branded Beef Cook Off of sensational Scotch Fillet steaks provided by Johnson Meat's 'Treeton Farms' brand, the Greville family's 'Gingin Beef' label and locals John and Barbara Dunnet's 'Black Point Beef' label. All beef labels provided a grass fed beef product that was very easy on the teeth and mouth-watering in taste. Hosted on the lawns of Gary & Julie Buller's Monterey homestead the Cook Off was a resounding success with all participants giving high praise to those beef labels involved.

A panel session provided an entertaining and informative range of questions and answers. Cattle on display included Monterey Jukebox J132 the subject of a Guess the weight competition which was won by Joan Monley, Toodyay being closest to the 1158kg bull. Hamelin Bay Winery provided the perfect setting for a Sundowner prior to the group's planned dinner at the Karridale Tavern. A fund raising auction was held in conjunction with the meal and guest auctioneer, local Elders agent, Alec Williams was in fine form. The crowd was kept busy bidding when they weren't laughing themselves out of their chairs. A wonderful array of donated items from attendees and local businesses sold exceptionally well with spirited support coming from all. Sunday morning saw showers clear before the arrival at the Boley family's rotary dairy at the Scott River where 1800 cows were being milked in a pristine shed environment. Sunny conditions on the lawn at Scott River Station overlooking the Scott River and group of Murray Grey bulls made for the perfect breakfast. The final visit on the itinery was to The Avery family's Scott River property where Chris and Darryl hosted a big crowd inspecting their 230 head of mated heifers and a wonderful mob of prime crossbred steers ready for market. The Avery's summer crop program created great interest and provided a scenic finish to a highly enjoyable weekend.

Following lunch an Information Session was held with Jack Semini representing Johnson Meats 'Treeton Farms' label, Julia Greville represented 'Gingin Beef's' label and John Dunnet spoke for 'Black Point' Beef's label. Details on nutrition, processing, ageing, packaging and retailing were discussed. All 3 labels have been using Murray Grey genetics in their programmes. Taurindi Beef principals Ivan Rodgers Kylagh Cattle Co, Tammin and Steve Meerwald, formerly Wellards GM and Asher Goddard Taurindi Operations and Compliance Manager gave a tremendously interesting presentation on the supply chain services and logistics provided by Taurindi for their client Harvey Beef.

Tamworth North West Breed Promotion Group Terry and I were fortunate to be part of a group of Murray Grey enthusiasts who joined the Northern Beef Weekend Tour, hosted by Tamworth North West Murray Grey BPG. We were blessed with beautiful weather for the entire weekend, if a little crisp in the early morning.

opportunity to view quality cattle up close, to hear about the breeding programs and to ask any questions. For Terry and me, it was certainly a very informative weekend and we have come away with plenty of food for thought and a renewed enthusiasm.

The tour of four top Murray Grey studs provided an excellent

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in the Minibus with Bill the friendly bus driver and our very able “tour director”, Kate James. Rouchelle stud near Muswellbrook was our first stop. High atop the hill with beautiful distant views, the cattle were calmly waiting at the yards. Cows and bulls, some destined for the Top of The Range Sale. Lyn and Paul Richards were available to speak about their breeding program and answer any questions.

Andrew and Sharon Gunn greeted us on arrival. We began with a viewing of heifers and bulls that were yarded, some of which were for sale. Andrew described the breeding program and answered questions, before a walking tour of mature cows in the paddock. A lovely barbecue lunch in the sun followed, a chance to relax discuss ideas and reflect on the tour. Then it was back on the bus, and on the road back to Muswellbrook for tour’s end.

Morning tea was a hot pumpkin soup, tea and cakes by the open log fire. Then it was back on the road. A tasty lunch was eaten at the park in Scone, en route to Wallawong Stud, Gunnedah where we were met by Lachlan James for a herd tour. In the yards we viewed the bulls and females that were catalogued for sale at the stud sale on 14th July, It was a great opportunity to learn about selection criteria for bulls and cows, and to ask questions. Afternoon tea of tea and cake followed in the sale shed. Saturday night the tour group enjoyed a delicious drinks and dinner hosted by Kate and Lachlan in their home.

Our thanks to the Tamworth North West Murray Grey BPG, the four studs we visited, and in particular Kate and Lachlan James, for organising an excellent tour. Terry and I found the weekend to be very enjoyable and worthwhile. It was an excellent opportunity to increase our knowledge of cattle and breeding and to discuss ideas with other breeders.

By Andrea and Terry Bourke.

Early Sunday morning (-2 degrees) Kate and the minibus collected us for our drive to the first stud of the day, Kym Carlton’s Stud at Boggabri. Kym took us on a herd tour in the yards. Once again quality bulls and heifers were available for sale. Stud bulls and cows were also available for viewing. Another opportunity to discuss herd selection and ask questions. Following the tour, a chance to chat and enjoy morning tea in the sun, before boarding the bus for our last port of call, Mundalola Stud at Attunga.

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“It’s more important to be a smart farmer than a big farmer” By Sarah Hudson The Weekly Times

It’s not often a beef farmer feels so strongly about an issue he puts fingers to keyboard and writes an opinion column. But, that’s just what Dr Greg Walsh did in The Weekly Times recently, after he visited the World Food Expo in Milan, Italy, where he found Australia was not among the 145 countries featured. “I was embarrassed when a Kazakhstan government official asked me why Australia was not participating,” Greg wrote in The Weekly Times. “‘Isn’t food and beverage production important to Australia?’ he asked when I visited his site.” Greg, however, is not your average beef farmer. He and his wife, Teresa, run a herd of 100 Square Meater and Murray Grey cattle on 53 hectares at Cudgee, selling boxed meat to about 200 customers under the Great Ocean Road Beef brand. Outside the farm, Greg has something of a double life. He promotes the food and beverage industry as a consultant, is on several boards including the Victorian Livestock Exchange and, for the past six years, has been chairman of Champions of the Bush, a group of 50 Victorian businesses and organisations working to champion regional and rural Australia. “My work is consistent with what I’ve always advocated,” Greg says, “which is the importance of the food and beverage industry in Australia. “I’ve always been interested in ways in which the industry can be improved and in particular the paddock-toplate movement … it’s a sustainable way to farm, both commercially and in lifestyle terms.” As such, Greg’s aim for Great Ocean Road Beef, in part, is to provide an alternative model of farming. Greg and Teresa, who both grew up on dairy farms in

western Victoria, came to the 53-hectare property five years ago through their involvement in the Victorian Livestock Exchange, a company dedicated to improving and expanding livestock sales through new yards and technology. As a VLE board member, Greg was considering the land as a site for regional saleyards, but when the concept fell through, the couple bought the property for themselves. After considerable research, Teresa, who is the herd manager, chose Square Meater cattle, starting with 12 animals. She chose the breed because being mediumframed, she says, Square Meaters are easy to manage, produce a high proportion of meat, make good mothers and have easy births. “We didn’t want wild cows running me over and they have a lovely temperament,” Teresa says. In more recent years they introduced Murray Grey cattle and now run a commercial herd of mainly Murray Greys and crosses, as well as their purebred Murray Grey and Square Meater stud, Glengarriff. “We now always use a Square Meater bull over a Square Meater or Murray Grey heifer for the first calf, for ease of delivery,” Teresa says. “After that we use a Murray Grey bull with a Murray Grey heifer.” Stud stock are artificially inseminated in November and May, while bulls are used on the remainder of the herd in autumn and spring. If it’s a particularly dry year the cattle are given supplementary bales of hay, cut on farm, and are also given bales in late May and June to maintain their condition. Surplus cattle and the occasional bull are sold privately or through the Warrnambool saleyards, while the best steers are reserved for their Great Ocean Road Beef brand.

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Selected Square Meater and Murray Grey steers, aged 15-18 months and weighing up to 400kg, are sent to the Koallah Farm abattoir, with about 20 slaughtered each year for Great Ocean Road Beef sales. Koallah Farm also butchers the meat. Greg says Square Meater cuts are sought after for their small portion size and high flavour. Cuts are sold in boxes of 5kg, 10kg or 20kg to 200 customers near Warrnambool and Melbourne, with the couple delivering in their refrigerated van. Greg says they decided to try a boxed meat business three years ago after reading articles in The Weekly Times about how similar farms had improved profit margins using this model. “It’s more important to be a smart farmer than a big farmer,” Greg says. “Farming is a complex enterprise. Being smart is about understanding what the market requires, what technologies are available to deliver it and being efficient in the management of this. “Consumers around the world want high value products and to know exactly where these come from. “That is what we are trying to do here in a small way, it’s why we’re getting the interest we have received.”

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Maxine Rawnsley, New Zealand Youth Exchange student I was lucky enough to be selected to represent the New Zealand Murray Grey Society at the Australian Murray Grey Junior stock show which was held in Wodonga, Australia. I was also lucky enough to be a part of the Murray Grey National Show and Sale the two days after, which was their 50th anniversary of the event. I was very fortunate to be a part of such a big and successful event I arrived in Melbourne around lunch time on Saturday 19 April where I was picked up by Stephen Koch from Atriem Murray Greys, then handed over to my hosts for the next 10 days, the McRae family at Dajory Murray Greys. The McRae’s live on a 50 acre farm in Shepparton. The McRae’s have 4 different farms all reasonably close together with about 1000 acres in total and around 400 head, all Murray Greys. I saw 3 of these farms and the land in this area is all flat and dry. The farm where the McRae’s live was irrigated like a few of the green farms in the area, and although the grass is green. At the same time it costs a fortune to run, the rest of the land around was just dirt and you would be kicking up dust. At the farm where they lived they had 6 Murray Grey animals that had been broken in that were heading off to Wodonga in 5 days time. They had 2 heifers, 1 steer and a bull which were all for the junior stock show where I was allocated one of the heifers and the others were ballot animals for kids to use once at the stock show. They also had a cow and calf which was in the National Show and Sale. In the week leading up to the show I got an insight to Dajory Murray Greys and got to prepare these animals for the weekend to come.

The junior stock show started first thing the next morning and the day consisted of a few different stations. The first being about cattle care, the next about parading and then washing. We finished the day off with team activities and bonding games. Night time came and there was an optional clipping competition which I thought I would give a go. There was about 20 of us all aged about 16 and over with our animals all ready to be clipped. We were given 1 hour to have our beasts looking in top form. The hour was up and I thought I had my heifer looking pretty fancy considering I’m usually a bystander when clipping our stock. Saturday came and it was all on, junior judging was first. The 70 competitors were split into age groups, junior, intermediate and senior. As a senior we were to judge 3 classes of 4 steers, bulls and heifers then go on to speak about the heifer class. After this myself and 9 other seniors, 2 intermediates and 1 junior were selected for the finals first thing Sunday morning. Once all the classes were finished, the disco and auction was to come! The auction was very successful. They raised over $5000 which all went to the Murray Grey Youth. The night went on to be very entertaining because for most of it I was trying to explain kiwi slang to all the kids. I think over my 10 day stay in Australia I got “say fish and chips” at least a hundred times! So Sunday morning was here and so was the junior judging finals. We were in the main ring and we were given 5 minutes to judge 4 bulls standing in front of us. Well the 5 minutes was up and I had my top 2 placings and I placed 3rd and 4th as I was walking away looking back at them. We were all sent off to a building where we couldn’t hear the other competitors on the microphone, my turn was up and I thought I spoke reasonably well about the line-up which was in front of me. All the winners were announced, I was pretty lucky to get Reserve Champion Herdsperson and ended up getting fifth in Junior Judging which I was stoked with. They weren’t only giving out prizes but awarding lucky kids trips all around the place. The Senior Ambassador won a trip to Texas for 6 weeks, one to New Zealand in November for a couple of weeks and to different shows all over Aussie. This was awesome to see. The show and sale started on Monday morning, where I followed Josh McRae with the calf in the show where they placed 2nd in their class. All up I had an amazing time not only at the show but with the McRae family as well. I learnt so much from so many different people and I’d like to thank the McRae’s for their warm hospitality and putting up with me the whole time. They made me feel very welcome and I really appreciated it. Also I would like to say a huge thank you to the Australian Murray Grey Society for sponsoring me to come over and the New Zealand Murray Grey Society for selecting me. It was a huge privilege and I’m sure I’ll be back in no time!

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HONORARY LIFE (944) 24 MR L WOODMAN 172 TYLER STREET PRESTON VIC 3072

FULL BEMM RIVER (ZN) 36 BEMM RIVER PASTORAL PTY LTD 55 PARDEW TRK BEMM RIVER VIC 3889 Ph: 03 5158 4220 GREEN HILLS (BY) 3 I K BOYD “GREEN HILLS” 381 MINHAMITE/CARAMUT ROAD MINHAMITE VIC 3287 Ph: 03 5576 6252 Mob: 0428 766 224 E: greenhills381@gmail.com CRATLOE (CIB) 28 I.H. & C.A. BURNSIDE “GOONDANNAH” 330 LANCEFIELD ROAD SUNBURY VIC 3429 Ph: 03 9744 3080 Mob: 0417 105 301 (IAN) E: cratloemg@gmail.com RIVERSIDE (CI) 10 CRAIG CAMPBELL 602 CAMPBELLS ROAD MACORNA VIA KERANG VIC 3579 Ph: 03 5455 9289 Mob: 0427 346 645 E: bellmactransport@bigpond. com RONSARD (RFC) 2 RACHEL CROTHERS CROVER 299 WARRUMYEA RD WANGOOM VIC 3279 Ph: 03 5567 1155 Mob: E: rcro@sinclairwilson.com.au

RIVERSLEIGH (LMJ) 12 J.E. & M.T DAMON 36 MOKOAN AVENUE KIALLA VIC 3631 Ph: 03 5823 1002 Mob: 0408 598 422 E: johndamon2@bigpond.com MOUNT MAJOR (DVD) 14 BRETT DAVIDSON 871 DOOKIE RD YABBA NORTH VIC 3646 Mob: 0459 999 662 E: davo@ mountmajormurraygreys. com.au LINDSAY (LSY) 5 CRAIG & JACINTA GRANT 3265 COLERAINE - EDENHOPE RD COLERAINE VIC 3315 Ph: 03 5570 4227 Mob: 0427 704 227 E: lindsaymgreys@activ8. net.au KORELLA (FY) 9 KEN AND MICHELLE HOLLAND “KORELLA” 1122 BOORT-FERNIHURST ROAD FERNIHURST VIC 3518 Ph: 03 5494 7335 Mob: 0429 947 335 E: korellafarms@activ8.net.au BARINYA (BKJ) 15 KIMALEEN JOHN 4 HINDLETON ROAD BULLIOH VIC 3700 Mob: 0438 457 487 E: barinya@outlook.com LANCEVIEW (JFJ) 29 JF & MP JOUGHIN 370 TOOBORAC RD LANCEFIELD VIC 3435 Ph: 03 5429 2387 Mob: 0425 255 119 E: cgjcon@tpg.com.au BRIERLY (KA) 25 R.C. KELSON PO BOX 561 BACCHUS MARSH VIC 3340 Ph: 03 5369 4291 Mob: 0409 808 815 E: bobkathome1@gmail.com KENTSIE (SKP) 31 SIEKMAN & KENT PARTNERSHIP 180 MIDDLETON ROAD LABERTOUCHE VIC 3816 Mob: 0407 862 657 E: kentsiemurraygrey@dcsi. net.au

ATRIEM (ATR) 22 STEPHEN KOCH & ANNE TREVENA P O BOX 473 SEYMOUR VIC 3660 Ph: 0408 788 990 Mob: 0408 788 990 E: stephen.koch@atriem. com.au GIPPSLAND (JJJ) 37 MRS J LIVINGSTONE 50 MORGANS RD MEENIYAN VIC 3956 Ph: 03 5664 7275 Mob: 0458 647 275 E: ajlivingstone@dcsi.net.au DAJORY (RJD) 12 DANIEL, JOSHUA & RYAN MCRAE 225 GRAHAMVALE ROAD GRAHAMVALE VIC 3631 Ph: 03 5829 9413 Mob: 0417 966 822(carolyne) E: dajorymg@mcmedia.com. au DC PASTORAL (DCP) 34 DANIEL & CARLY MOULTON PO BOX 224 HEYFIELD VIC 3858 Ph: 03 5145 1684 Mob: 0427 250 251 E: ddtanks43@gmail.com EAGLE DOWNS (EGD) 8 TREVOR T POLE PO BOX 25 CHARLTON VIC 3525 Mob: 0408 509 184 E: trevor9@hotkey.net.au TIN DOG ROAD (TDR) 19 JENNIFER MCINERNY & STEPHEN FARQUHAR 460 HIGHLANDS ROAD SEYMOUR VIC 3660 Mob: 0487 165 781 E: t.d.r@activ8.net.au ANEROLAR (LRU) 23 MRS LORENA RUSSELL PO BOX 373 YARRA GLEN VIC 3775 Ph: 03 59652057 Mob: 0408 380 689 E: carrington.park@bigpond. com.au CULLENYA (DBS) 5 D.B. & A.M. SLATTERY 124 S REEDS ROAD WANNON VIC 3301 Ph: 03 5570 8210 Mob: 0418 370 539 E: cullenya.mgreys2@bigpond. com

GANADO (MVA) 9 COURTNEY SMITH PO BOX 325 MARONG VIC 3515 Mob: 0438 083 191 E: ganado@live.com.au MICHAELONG (HS) 15 MURRAY SUTHERLAND PRIVATE BAG 1 WODONGA VIC 3698 Ph: 02 6020 2034 Mob: 0459 302 034 NATA-LEA (NJG) 24 S & N TALBOT SUPER FUND 24 KING ST GLEN IRIS VIC 3146 Ph: 03 9885 7299 Mob: 0438 923 254 E: nataliejtalbot@bigpond.com silver UNGULLA (UNG) 32 UNGULLA MURRAY GREYS MIKE & VICKY KEANE 590 INVERMAY ROAD EAST ATHLONE VIC 3818 Ph: 03 5627 5621 Mob: 0408 563 393 E: vickykeane@dcsi.net.au TARAGO RIVER (LBT) 31 HELEN RHODEN BALLAM PARK PASTORAL CO. 245 LABERTOUCHE ROAD LABERTOUCHE VIC 3816 Mob: 0408 336 990 E: philip@rhodens.com.au BELLAIR (PVG) 24 PAUL VAN GEND PO BOX 86 BULLEEN VIC 3105 Ph: 03 9739 0799 Mob: 0418 850 901 E: paulvangend@bigpond. com.au GLENGARRIFF (TGW) 2 GREG & TERESA WALSH 9349 PRINCES HIGHWAY CUDGEE VIC 3265 Mob: 0428 252 636 E: gwal5659@bigpond.net.au

JUNIOR PRAIRIE FALLS (PFS) 38 CRYSTAL LEA BELL 143 MEAKINS RD FLINDERS VIC 3989 Mob: 0401 942 567 E: crystalbell4@hotmail.com GLEN FIELD (GLF) 23 THOMAS & NATALIE COAD 854 Breakoday Road

Glenburn VIC 3717 Mob: 0428 248 076(Cindy) E: cindycoad@hotmail.com KISMINJAZ (KMJ) 10 JAZMAIN HAINES PO BOX 536 KERANG VIC 3579 Mob: 0499 036 990 E: JAZMAIN_HAINES@YAHOO. COM.AU PARAPARAP (GJJ) 39 E & L JOHNS “WOODLANDS” 1810 HENDY MAIN RD BELLBRAE VIC 3228 Mob: 0419 315 468 GLENROY (GRP) 31 JESSICA MURPHY BALLAM PARK 245 LABERTOUCHE ROAD LABERTOUCHE VIC 3816 Ph: Mob: 0477 977 422 E: glenroypastoralco@gmail. com SADELLE PARK (SDL) 9 DECLAN PEPPINCK P.O. BOX 751 STRATHFIELDSAYE VIC 3551 Ph: 03 5439 6479 E: sashavp@hotmail.com KIARA (KIA) 16 MISS GABRIELLE ROBINSON 16 CHILTERN YACKANDANDAH ROAD CHILTERN VIC 3683 Ph: 03 5726 1080 Mob: 0457 212 383 E: gabrielleamy6@gmail.com GUMNUT GREYS (VHG) 24 MATTHEW VAN HUIZEN 629 INDIGO CREEK ROAD INDIGO VALLEY VIC 3688 Ph: 03 9752 6101 Mob: 0424 600 468 E: karen@vanhdesign.com.au

YOUTH (Y166) 41 ASHLIN BAILEY 29 STANLEY ST SOMERVILLE VIC 3912 Ph: 03 5977 7187 Mob: 0407 584 876 E: ashlin.k.bailey@gmail.com (Y07) 14 LACHLAN SETTER 4 MAY ST TUNGAMAH VIC 3728 Ph: 03 5748 5441 E: heather.tyrrell@bigpond.com

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(Y08) 30 RYANN ANTHONY SMIT 25 MCCUBBIN WAY BERWICK VIC 3806 Ph: 03 9702 6699 Mob: 0418 591 763 E: ajssmit@bigpond.net.au (Y03) 24 JOEL TYLER VAN HUIZEN 629 INDIGO CREEK ROAD INDIGO VALLEY VIC 3688 Mob: 0488 335 216 E: karen@vanhdesign.com.au

EDUCATIONAL COBBODAH (COB) 6 CASTERTON SECONDARY COLLEGE ATTN: JULIAN SHEAHAN 27 MT GAMBIER ROAD CASTERTON VIC 3311 Ph: 03 5581 1588 E: casterton.sc@edumail.vic. gov.au TIMBERTOP (TTP) 21 GEELONG GRAMMAR SCHOOL TIMBERTOP TIMBERTOP - ATTN: CLARE BENNETTS PRIVATE BAG 31 MANSFIELD VIC 3722 Ph: 03 5777 5503 GOOD SHEPHERD (GSC) 4 GOOD SHEPHERD COLLEGE ATTN SIMON AND TANIA RENTSCH ‘GLENCOE’ 135 MACKICHAN LANE PENSHURST VIC 3289 Ph: 03 5576 5051(S&T) Mob: 0438288225(SIMON E: glencoe135@bigpond.com WARRA TECH (WTC) 33 WARRAGUL REGIONAL COLLEGE ATT: AGRICULTURE DEPT BURKE ST WARRAGUL VIC 3820 Ph: 03 5623 9900

COMMERCIAL (K137) MS LISA VERSTEEGEN & MR GLEN BUSUTTIL 861 SWANS LANE NARINGAL VIC 3277 Mob: 0430 225 644 (N68) PETER & EILEEN BOWYER TRALEE MURRAY GREYS 4614 KIEWA VALLEY HIGHWAY DEDERANG VIC 3691 Mob: 0427 805 873 E: pell@chariot.net.au (F18F) BW FARM TRUST Katrina Boyd Walsh 650 Minhamite Rd MINHAMITE VIC 3287 Mob: 0427 504 642 E: bwfarm5@bigpond.com (K05) P F & E R COLEE 159 GARVEY ROAD YACKANDANDAH VIC 3749 Ph: 02 6027 1581 Mob: 0427 827 840 KINGSTON (KGN) COOINDA KINGSTON PARTNERSHIP

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PO BOX 391 BALLARAT VIC 3353 Ph: 03 5345 6407 Mob: 0427 456 407 E: agbug6@bigpond.com (K101) COOMINYAH MURRAY GREYS J & C YEOMANS “HOMESTEAD FARM”, 25 DOCTORS GULLY ROAD DOREEN VIC 3754 Mob: 0418 371 711 E: chris@yeomansslate.com.au BARTTRACE (BTF) BARTTRACE FARM B,T,B & I DOWLING 2100 FOSTER-MIRBOO RD MIRBOO VIC 3871 Ph: 03 5664 8281 Mob: 0431 944 530 E: barttracefarm@bigpond. com (B47) K & M DOYLE 127 CHESSWAS ST PENSHURST VIC 3289 Ph: 03 5576 9237 (C165) PN & DJ GADD 7 NUGENTS RD MT ALFRED VIC 3709 Mob: 0427 376 264 E: pndjgadd@bigpond.com (G1F) PETER & JEANNIE GANNON 46 TINAMBA-GLENMAGGIE RD TINAMBA VIC 3859 Ph: 03 5145 1216 Mob: 0418 514 537 E: erinvale@wideband.net.au (A73) KILBIRNIE PARTNERS PO BOX 434 WILLIAMSTOWN VIC 3016 Ph: 03 5199 2604 (K60) TERRY GREAVES 596 MARKWOOD/ TARRAWINGEE RD WANGARATTA VIC 3678 Ph: 03 5727 3215

(B53) KM JEFFERY RIVERSIDE YANDO RSD 78 VIA BOORT VIC 3537 Ph: 03 5455 4270

(K132) MR JOSEPH NOLAN 243 YAROOWEE PDE BALLARAT VIC 3350 Mob: 0418 967 993 (X96) ROBERT & MEGAN PETTINGILL 48 ROBERTSON ST CASTERTON VIC 3311 Ph: 03 5581 1507

(N64) ARL & JC LAIDLAW WOONWARREN 86 LAIDLAW’S ROAD WARRONG VIC 3282 Ph: 03 5560 6229

(B61) PHOINES PASTORAL CO PTY LTD E A EDGE 140 PHOINES ROAD CASTERTON VIC 3311 Ph: 03 5575 3206

BRANTWOOD (LLL) M.D. LAWRENCE & SONS “BRANTWOOD” P.O. BOX 56 AVENEL VIC 3664 Mob: 0428 826 797 (F10F) PETER MAXWELL PO BOX 69 GRANTVILLE VIC 3925 Mob: 0419 103 515 E: sue.peter.gina@bigpond. com (J03) MR CHARLES & MRS MEGAN MORRIS PO BOX 309 YARRA GLEN VIC 3775 Ph: 03 9730 2593 Mob: 0418 100 840 E: megan@cpmelectrical. com.au (X79) M, C & J MOSCRIPT RMB 7990 BASS HIGHWAY LEONGATHA SOUTH VIC 3953 Ph: 03 5664 3213 E: tnmossy@gmail.com (K81) RYAN & JESSICA MULRANEY 1322 EDENHOPE PENOLA ROAD EDENHOPE VIC 3318 Mob: 0409 014 322 E: woolungafarm@outlook. com

APOLLO (CGP) C.G. & P.H. PICKUP 173 SKENE STREET NEWTOWN GEELONG VIC 3220 Ph: 03 5237 6057 Mob: 0418 680 413 E: colpickup@gmail.com (F19F) RB & JE PIKE 3154 GREAT OCEAN RD NIRRANDA VIC 3268 Mob: 0407 866 340 E: bpike964@gmail.com MARCUS HILL (LCP) F.E. & L.C. PRICE 1/10 BEACHWOOD DRIVE POINT LONSDALE VIC 3225 Mob: 0417 367 510 E: lloyd@countrycottages.biz (F13) SEMEX PTY LTD ALECIA HALLETT PO BOX 509 MELTON VIC 3337 Ph: 03 9743 0344 E: semex@semex.com.au

(K131) MICHAEL STAROW PO BOX 99 NARRE WARREN NORTH VIC 3804 Ph: 03 9796 8940 Mob: 0409 944 381 GRACE DALE (SYD) BM & JTC SYDENHAM 50 MCCONACHY LANE WINCHELSEA VIC 3241 Ph: 03 5267 2551 (E55) MR S VERESHAKA P.O. BOX 197 169 PORPHERY HILL TRACK BENAMBRA VIC 3900 Mob: 0498 737 781 COWDEN PARK (CVS) A J & R M WHYTE, T/A J.W. BAILEY & CO P.O. BOX 48 NEERIM SOUTH VIC 3831 Ph: 03 5628 1649 E: jwbco@optusnet.com.au (J43) BELINDA WILKIN 11 LERINA PLACE WHEELERS HILL VIC 3150 Ph: 03 5664 8325 Mob: 0407 473 223 E: belindawilkin@hotmail.com MODEWARRE (H22) DAVID BARRY WINTER 50 CONNIES ROAD MODEWARRE VIC 3240 Ph: 03 5266 1523 (H70) MRS DEIRDRE WORN LAVENDER RAIN PTY LTD P O BOX 110 EPPING VIC 3076 Ph: 03 9745 2322

(D08) PG HABERSBERGER DALVUI RMB 6510 TERANG VIC 3264 Ph: 03 5592 5445 E: pghabers@bigpond.com.au (A151) FRANK HANCE 40 HANCES LANE LANG LANG VIC 3984 Ph: 03 5997 5272 (G11) MINHAMITE RURAL ‘GREENHILLS’ 381 MINHAMITE-CARAMUT RD HAWKESDALE VIC 3287 Ph: 03 5576 6273 Mob: 0427 766 273 E: minhamite@bigpond.com (X47) MR IAN J HORSBURGH 2234 SAMARIA ROAD MOORNGAG VIC 3673 Ph: 03 5768 2490

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Tasmania

LIFE

WOODBOURN (4W) 9 CHARLES P WALLACE "WOODBOURN" 391 SAUNDRIDGE ROAD CRESSY TAS 7302 Ph: 03 6397 6285 Mob: 0409 397 628 E: wallace@intas.net.au

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ELBERN (BEA) 18 B C & E M ATKINS ELBERN PO BOX 36 STANLEY TAS 7331 Ph: 03 6458 2038 Mob: 0417 593 158 E: batkins@iinet.net.au SPRINGTON (RKK) 14 ROBERT & KATHLEEN BENTLEY PO BOX 1299 BURNIE TAS 7320 Ph: R: 0419 512 810 E: bentley.r@bigpond.com CENTRAL COAST (CCF) 13 G & L CONNELLY PO BOX 434 ULVERSTONE TAS 7315 Ph: 03 6425 2945 Mob: 0404 822 952 E: gconnelly@woolworths. com.au MT. PINE (FAD) 16 DENISE FELMINGHAM C/- YOLLA P.O. YOLLA TAS 7325 Mob: 0457 238 825 SANDALWOOD (SAN) 5 BC & GL HALL PO BOX 74 BRIDPORT TAS 7262 Ph: 03 6356 1657 Mob: 0427 561 657 E: gayleen.hall@bigpond.com QUE SERA (CAG) 14 BOB KERR PO BOX 1408 BURNIE TAS 7320 Mob: 0407 534 664 E: bobkerr50@gmail.com FOUNTAIN HILL (FHL) 15 MK & KE LORD FOUNTAIN HILL 718 CIRCULAR ROAD EAST RIDGLEY TAS 7321 E: rockdell@bigpond.com MURFIELD (DRM) 17 R & D MURFETT 17 MORSE PLACE WYNYARD TAS 7325 Ph: 03 6442 3662 E: damurfett@internode. on.net WILTSHIRE (RCW) 17 R & C WILSON RA 16463 BASS HIGHWAY WYNYARD TAS 7325 Ph: 03 6442 5356 Mob: 0447 312 541 E: the_fern@bigpond.com CAM GROVE (YCG) 14 YOUNGS VEGIE SHED PTY LTD PO BOX 12 SOMERSET TAS 7322 Ph: 03 6433 3962 Mob: 0438 357 334 E: jyoung@our.net.au

SILVER DUNREY (TGT) 14 MR TYLER DUNIAM 8 DAMIAN AVE BURNIE TAS 7320 Mob: 0400 908 638 E: duniamt@hotmail.com FOGGY HOLLOWS (LTH) 8 LESLIE & JULIE HODGE & ROWAN MORPHETT 139 PAPER BEACH ROAD SWAN POINT TAS 7275 Ph: 03 6394 4035 BIG PARK (BPT) 6 GF MENEGON BIG PARK P.O. BOX 128 LILYDALE TAS 7268 Mob: 0438 030 342 E: menegon@bigpark.com.au NARACOOPA (AWM) 14 AW MOORE 34 MAWSON ROAD BURNIE TAS 7320 Ph: 03 6433 3949 Mob: 0427 333 949 E: tony.moore04@bigpond. com PARKNOOK (HRC) 7 M. & O. TUCKER PARKNOOK 105 WEST MINSTONE RD SCOTTSDALE TAS 7260 Mob: 0409 381 343 E: ojtucker87@gmail.com

JUNIOR CIR-PONDS (CEA) 10 E & C ANDERSON PO BOX 185 MOLE CREEK TAS 7304 Mob: 0488 099 322 E: ella.a@bigpond.com FIRE-RO PARK (RRG) 7 RICHARD GOSS & REBEKAH HENRI 155 LONG PLAINS ROAD EXETER TAS 7275 Mob: 0448 680 758 E: cow_girl@hotmail.com.au JACARANDA (JCD) 13 NICHOLAS MANTJE PO BOX 575 ULVERSTONE TAS 7315 Ph: 0428 308 940 Mob: 0428 308 940 E: jasontimbs@bigpond.com MURRAE (MRG) 11 EMILY PADMAN PO BOX 103 SHEFFIELD TAS 7306 Ph: 03 6491 1109 E: murraemurraygreys.tas@ gmail.com

WATTYVALE (PBR) 18 MR PEARCE WATLING PO BOX 456 SMITHTON TAS 7330 Mob: 0497 641 590 E: wattyvale@gmail.com

YOUTH (Y10) 11 MISS DAYNA GREY 315 WEST KENTISH RD SHEFFIELD TAS 7306 Ph: 03 6491 1206 Mob: 0409 976 236 E: dayna.grey@bigpond.com (Y165) 11 NICHOLAS MCCARTHY 13 TORQUAY STREET SHEFFIELD TAS 7306 Mob: 0427 863 570 E: jac.sam21@gmail.com

EDUCATIONAL EXETER HIGH (EHT) 8 EXETER HIGH SCHOOL ATT: LES HODGE GLEN ARD MOHR RD EXETER TAS 7275 Ph: 03 6394 4366 E: exeter.high@education.tas. gov.au

GREY ROCK (SGR) 11 SHEFFIELD SCHOOL COUNCIL HENRY ST SHEFFIELD TAS 7306 Ph: 03 6491 8222 Mob: 0400 232 487 E: simon.barber@education. tas.gov.au

COMMERCIAL (B002) A CRAWFORD & J BERNHAGEN RA 100 WRIGHTS ROAD MAWBANNA TAS 7321 Ph: 03 6458 8188

(A154) FRED & BEATRICE HAYNE 31 MT ARTHUR ROAD PATERSONIA TAS 7259 E: new.mtedgcumbe@ skymesh.com.au (A152) HEATHBRAE L.A. NICHOLAS 1 ADLEY COURT BEAUTY POINT TAS 7270 Mob: 0411 549 431 E: leigh.nicholas1@bigpond. com

(X52) ROB PATON & NEIL WILLIAMS PO BOX 69 OUSE TAS 7140 Mob: 0438 862 030 E: cawoodnj@bigpond.com (B014) BELLA VISTA PARK DARREN CHARLES RUMBLE PO BOX 402 DELORAINE TAS 7304 Ph: 03 6362 4461 E: quamby1@skymesh.com.au (V12) PAUL & DENISE SAWARD 25 HORTONS ROAD REDPA TAS 7330 Ph: 03 6457 1240 E: paul.saward@bigpond.com (X33) MILTON, ANNE & DANIEL SMITH “TELEGRAPH” GLADSTONE TAS 7264 Mob: 0458 970 991 E: telegraph@reachnet.com.au

WODALLA (WOD) 19 KAYLA RICHARDS 471 EVERCREECH ROAD MATHINNA TAS 7214 Ph: 03 6377 1159 Mob: 0427 848 737 E: cyberbarnie@hotmail.com SILVERDUST (CLW) 16 CHLOE LEE WALKER 996 MURCHISON HIGHWAY ELLIOTT TAS 7325 Ph: 03 6436 3264 Mob: 0467 076 533 E: walker996@bigpond.com

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New South Wales LIFE

(L05) S17 MR WHP CHARLES “KYDRABAH” NIMMITABEL NSW 2631 E: kydrabah@bigpond.com (L02) N6 MRS MARJ WEST DELOWEN 64 KERONGA HEIGHTS ROAD LOOMBERAH NSW 2340 Ph: 02 6760 9397 HONORARY LIFE GNOLEDA1 (H100) S22 RJ BROMHAM 969 COURABYRA ROAD TUMBARUMBA NSW 2653 Ph: 02 6948 8651 (948) N46 DAVID & DONNA MARSHALL 9 BASS CLOSE CORLETTE NSW 2315 Mob: 0408 256 132 E: dmarsh73@bigpond.com (949) S22 MRS SUE RAY "WARALLA" OURNIE VIA JINGELLIC NSW 2642

FULL NOSTONES (NSN) N35 MRS JME AND MR N ANDERSON NOSTONES MURRAY GREYS “AVOCA” GULARGAMBONE NSW 2828 Ph: 02 6825 1103 E: nostones.anderson@ bigpond.com STEADILY FORWARD (SFS) N32 PJ & LM BAKER 21 HINEY ROAD SPRING CREEK NSW 2800 Ph: 02 6365 4243

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Mob: 0408 707 690 E: plbaker7@bigpond.com GILMANDYKE PARK (AGP) N30 E.G.T. & MRS. B.C. BATEMAN “TANTALLON” MOLONG ROAD ORANGE NSW 2800 Ph: 02 6365 0629 Mob: 0427 151 243 E: candi.peake@bigpond.com GOLDEN (LBG) N39 PETER & JENNIFER BATTEN ‘ROSEDALE’ 737 GARRA ROAD MOLONG NSW 2866 Ph: 02 6366 8909 Mob: 0418 292 053 PB E: peter.batten1906@gmail. com

GNOLEDA (GNO) S22 RJ, JM & IJ BROMHAM “GNOLEDA” 969 COURABYRA ROAD TUMBARUMBA NSW 2653 Ph: 02 6948 8651 E: gnoleda1@bigpond.com

FOURWAYS PARK (KAF) S15 KJ & AU FAIRALL FOURWAYS PARK - WOBURN 180 WOBURN ROAD HARDEN NSW 2587 Mob: 0418 298 162 E: kerryannette@bigpond.com

(C166) N22 GARY & JO BUTLER 431 MISSABOTTI RD MISSABOTTI NSW 2448 Mob: 0447 543 823 E: jbutler@uniting.org

SABER (SB) S25 RJ FAWNS MORVAH PARK DENILIQUIN NSW 2710 Ph: 03 5881 4035

BURNSIDE (DDO) S20 B.T. CAMERON “BURNSIDE” COLLINGULLIE VIA WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 Ph: 02 6920 0188

WOOLARINGA (WGA) S8 MRS FIONA BATTISTE 4672 BRAIDWOOD RD TIRRANNAVILLE NSW 2580 Ph: 02 4829 5107 Mob: 0400 197 311 E: fionabattiste@bigpond.com

CARLINGA (KYM) N15 KYM CARLTON CARLINGA MURRAY GREY STUD IONA, HAIRES LANE BOGGABRI NSW 2382 Ph: 02 6743 5713 Mob: 0427 593 707 E: carlingamgs@skymesh. com.au

STILLBROOK (JTB) S11 W.J. & S.E. BENSLEY PO BOX 141 CROOKWELL NSW 2583 Ph: 02 4832 2999 Mob: 0419 291 254 E: sallybensley@yahoo.com.au

SILVER HILLS FARM (VSH) S6 1830 BARKERS LODGE RD OAKDALE NSW 2570 Ph: 02 4659 6538 Mob: 0407 081 749 RAY E: silverhills@dodo.com.au

MERMERAN (JJO) N37 B.P. & E.A. BENSON 25 Siren Street DUBBO NSW 2830 Ph: 02 6886 5280 Mob: 0427 851 903 E: accounts@bensonfencing. com

MARRA (PSD) N36 PM & SL DOYLE “ROB ROY” GOAN CK RD BALLIMORE NSW 2830 Mob: 0418 838 064 E: peter@bushsource.net

CUDGEGONG PARK (CDP) N38 G.J.S. & C.M. BOYD C/- 30 BURRUNDULLA AVE MUDGEE NSW 2850 Ph: 02 6373 2122 E: boy_die@live.com.au

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DEHAVALYN (CPE) N3 CP & TP ERNST “DEHAVALYN” QUEEN STREET SINGLETON NSW 2330 Ph: 02 6572 2124 Mob: 0427 252 669 E: debraernst@bigpond.com

ONDIONG (2F) N21 PAUL & SANDRA FRANCIS ONDIONG PO BOX 620 DORRIGO NSW 2453 Ph: 02 6657 2008 E: ondiong1@bigpond.net.au ONWARD (SUE) N21 SUE FRANCIS PO BOX 20 DORRIGO NSW 2453 Ph: 02 6657 2539 E: onward@aapt.net.au ERROWANBANG (ERR) N33 JOHN & HILDE GERATHY C/- Mr Gary Haines 1553 Burnt Yard Road ERRAOWANBANG NSW 2791 Ph: 02 6366 7212 E: gerathy@internode.on.net MUNDALOLA (ASG) N8 ANDREW & SHARON GUNN 2583 Manilla Road Attunga NSW 2345 Ph: 02 6769 5797 Mob: 0427 695 797 E: an.smgunn@bigpond.com DANGARRA (DGA) N28 DANGARRA MURRAY GREYS 1553 BURNT YARDS ROAD ERROWANBANG NSW 2791 Ph: 02 6366 7299 E: gads1553@hotmail.com CADFOR (HR1) S11 ROD HOARE AND HELENA WARREN CADFOR 1486 BINDA ROAD

BINDA NSW 2583 Ph: 02 4835 6220 Mob: 0416 284 149 E: rod@cadfor.com.au WAROONA (ASH) N39 AW, SM & GK HOBBS “WAROONA” MANILDRA ROAD MOLONG NSW 2866 Ph: 02 6366 8365 Mob: 0429 076 617 E: g.khobbs@bigpond.com ROGIALYN (RGN) S7 ROGIALYN MURRAY GREYS PROF CRS & MR DAVID HOUGHTON PO BOX 2274 BOWRAL NSW 2576 Ph: 02 4872 1558 Mob: 0427 124 501 E: roger@rogialyn.com.au ROGILLA PARK (ROG) N21 G.R. & B.K. HUDSON BONNIEVIEW 297 OLD COAST ROAD DORRIGO NSW 2453 Ph: 02 6657 1330 Mob: 0427 571 330 E: graeme.hudson@bigpond. com KALYRA (KYR) N3 MR ALAN HUMPHREYS PO BOX 11 BRANXTON NSW 2335 Ph: 02 4938 1654 E: ahumphreys4@bigpond. com WALLAWONG (LEJ) N14 LE & KE JAMES PO BOX 138 GUNNEDAH NSW 2380 Mob: 0402 839 373 E: lachlanj@yahoo.com NAWARRA (EGK) S20 EA & G KEEN “NAWARRA” 1149 GREGADOO ROAD EAST WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 Ph: 02 6926 3427 Mob: 0419 126 430 E: georgette@ nawarramurraygreys.com.au


YALLEMBIE (YAL) N10 DW & JA KING YALLEMBIE PO BOX 806 INVERELL NSW 2360 Ph: 02 6722 3221 E: dkingval@northnet.com.au BOOKOOLA (LEA) N10 R.L. & S.M. LEA “HIGHFIELD” ELSMORE ROAD INVERELL NSW 2360 Ph: 02 6723 2346 Mob: 0409 313 572 E: bobandsuelea@outlook. com MARSHVILLE (MVF) S2 JC, CA, SJ & PJ MARSH DALTONS ROAD JAMBEROO NSW 2533 Ph: 02 4236 0352 Mob: 0411 377 075 E: cedargrove64@bigpond. com HIDEAWAY PARK (HDP) N23 MISS W. MCDONALD 5 CRANWORTH STREET GRAFTON NSW 2460 Mob: 0408 653 634 KARAWI HILL (MPL) S3 KARAWI HILL PTY LTD “KARAWI HILL” 76 STRONGS RD JASPERS BRUSH NSW 2535 Ph: 02 4448 6165 Mob: 0412 604 059 E: info@karawihill.com.au TENNYSON PARK (ZYM) N31 MZJ MCMAHON 3398 HOBBYS YARDS RD BLAYNEY NSW 2799 Ph: 02 6368 2144 Mob: 0488 095 883 E: jencus2@bigpond.com HALCOMBE (HPA) N5 HALCOMBE ABERDEEN P/SHIP MR IAN MORGAN 54 HALCOMBE RD ABERDEEN NSW 2336 Ph: 02 6543 7020 Mob: 0439 491 268 E: halcombeaberdeen@gmail. com

KYEEMA (MTJ) N3 T. & J. MORTON 193 WESTBROOK ROAD SINGLETON NSW 2330 Ph: 02 6577 5506 Mob: 0429 002 236 E: mortja40@hotmail.com PARSONS GREEN (PGN) PARSONS GREEN GRAZING ‘HIGH FIELD’ 256 NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY GLEN INNES NSW 2370 Mob: 0467 819 579 E: Jon.R.Pinferi@nab.com.au

AURORA (SJS) S4 SUCCESS4LIFE PTY LTD 175 PRINCE EDWARD AVE CULBURRA BEACH NSW 2540 Mob: 0438 201 922 E: sales@coast4life.com.au GLENVIEW (SG) N11 SMITH PARTNERS “MILLBROOK” NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY BLACK MOUNTAIN NSW 2365 Ph: 02 6775 0087 Mob: 0447 750 088 E: mill-brook@bigpond.com

Mob: 0419 490 558 GLENLIAM FARM (KEC) N2 WILLIAMS RIVER CATTLE CO P/L C/- B WHALE 414 GLEN WILLIAM ROAD GLEN WILLIAM NSW 2321 Ph: 02 4996 4335 Mob: 0428 964 583 E: glenliam@bmr.net.au AYR PARK (WIN) N28 I.L. & N. WILCOX AYR PARK 578 GOODACRE DRIVE WOODSTOCK NSW 2793 Ph: 02 6345 0261 Mob: 0437 745 185 E: ayrpark@bigpond.com

GOONDOOLA (PSP) N33 P,S,N & H POWE ‘WARRIE RANGE’ 406 NANAMI LANE CARGO NSW 2800 Ph: 02 6364 3123 Mob: 0412 462 720 S

CASSINO (SPM) N12 PETER & MARGARET SMITH ‘ERINSVALE’ 1029 POLHILL RD WELLINGROVE NSW 2370 Ph: 02 6733 6882 Mob: 0427 900 878 E: pmsmith@skymesh.com.au

ROUCHELLE (ROU) N4 PAUL & LYN RICHARDS MCCULLYS GAP MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333 Ph: 02 6543 5191 Mob: 0419 297 310 E: levenrouchelle@activ8. net.au

DEVANAH (NJS) N41 N.J. & J.M. SOUTHORN HEYBRIDGE 166 LEDGERS - MALLOY RD FORBES NSW 2871 Ph: 02 6853 7212 Mob: 0409 157 077 E: njsouthorn@bigpond.com

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MOUYI (BGB) S14 BILL RICHARDSON 338 BRINDABELLA VALLEY ROAD BRINDABELLA NSW 2611 Ph: 02 6236 2142 E: mouyimgs@skymesh.com. au

MOORABINDA (MMT) S19 R.J. TRAVERS 19 EAST STREET HOWLONG NSW 2643 Ph: 02 6026 5488

ELIZABETHFIELDS (EFS) S10 DR SE JOHNSON & MS MA HUNTER ELIZABETH FIELDS 1622 YASS RIVER ROAD YASS NSW 2582 Ph: 02 6227 1354 Mob: 0412 509 652 (M) E: efields@dragnet.com.au

BENNOOKA PARK (BRA) S5 STEPHEN ROBERTSON PO BOX 766 BEGA NSW 2550 Mob: 0409 037 550 E: bennooka@ virginbroadband.com.au SHELLGARDI (DGR) S9 SHELLGARDI MURRAY GREY STUD “CHATELLE” 621 LADEVALE RD GUNNING NSW 2581 Ph: 02 4845 1974 Mob: 0438 813 943 E: diane@shellgardi.com.au

BORAMBIL (MWG) N37 BORAMBIL MURRAY GREYS MR ALLAN WALDON 27 HEIGHTS PLACE HORNSBY HEIGHTS NSW 2074 Ph: 02 6886 1177 E: waldon@tpg.com.au BREELONG (WKR) N25 ROBERT WALKER “BREELONG” 114 BRUMBY PLAINS RD WOODENBONG NSW 2476 Mob: 0427 661 192 E: rob@breelongfarms.com.au HEATHER GLEN (HEB) N18 PG & HI WATSON 243 WOODS RD CRAVEN NSW 2422 Ph: 02 6558 8116

GLOAMING (WIV) S45 L, W, D, C & W WILLIS 955 MARAGLE RD TUMBARUMBA NSW 2653 Ph: 02 6948 4055

WYADRA (AJC) S8 A.J. & S.L. CHRISTIE RMB 1013 WINDELLAMA ROAD GOULBURN NSW 2580 Mob: 0414 566 773

WHITBURN (TLM) TAHNEE MANTON 209 GLEN INNES ROAD INVERELL NSW 2360 Ph: 02 6722 1415 Mob: 0428 221 514 E: whitburn@live.com.au DUNROBYN PARK (DPM) N16 DAVID SCHOUTEN “CALALA” GRAVESEND NSW 2401 Ph: 02 6729 7036 E: schouto@nsw.chariot.net.au

DELWOOD (DWD) N6 BEN TONGUE HARRISFORD 1423 KIA ORA LANE LOOMBERAH NSW 2340 Ph: 02 6769 1533 Mob: 0429 081 152

JUNIOR TREWILGA STATION (TWS) JESSIE ALCORN TREWILGA STATION STH CONDOBOLIN RD JEMALONG NSW 2871 Ph: 02 6857 4217 E: tws.alcorn@bigpond.com BERDIHOLD (ECJ) N3 BERDIHOLD STUD PTY LTD 60 OSWALD LANE OSWALD NSW 2331 Mob: 0419 497 881 E: karinne_gelderman@yahoo. com.au WEEMARU (BMR) S27 DAVID & EDWARD BOWDEN P.O. BOX 16 SANDY GULLY ROAD ADELONG NSW 2729 Ph: 02 6946 2189 E: rmbowden@bigpond.com EMJAY (MJD) N24 MITCHELL DUNDAS 211 BOATHARBOUR ROAD BOATHARBOUR NSW 2480 Ph: 0416 221 792 Mob: 0402 119 068 - Mitchell E: mitch.dundas95@gmail.com MICANKER (MAK) S9 MISS M FAIRALL FOURWAYS PARK - WOBURN 180 WOBURN ROAD HARDEN NSW 2587 Mob: 0447 819 749 E: micanker@gmail.com HARBER (HLA) N21 ADAM HARBER 8 MYALL COURT URUNGA NSW 2455 Ph: 02 6655 6808 Mob: 0413 690 283 E: adam.harber@hotmail.com SNOWY MT (ADE) S27 LUCY KELL PO BOX 92 ADELONG NSW 2729 Mob: 0458 644 657


E: lucy.kell22@gmail.com RIVERINA (SCL) S29 SAMANTHA LIDDEN 1149 GREGADOO EAST ROAD WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 Mob: 0474 457 354 E: sammychrystal1@gmail.com SIXPENCE PARK (SXP) N13 STEVE MARTIN PO BOX 541 TENTERFIELD NSW 2372 Ph: 0435 092 023 E: sixpencepark@outlook.com BEAU (MOT) N20 TOM McENTYRE PO BOX 1811 COFFS HARBOUR NSW 2450 E: colin.mcentyre@bigpond.com

SILVER GULLY (SGE) N1 WADE FAMILY - SILVER GULLY ESTATE 60 NICLINS ROAD MANGROVE MOUNTAIN NSW 2250 Ph: 02 4374 1300 Mob: 0408 437 977 E: peterwade@bigpond.com DOUBLE A (AEW) N2 DOUBLE A CATTLE COMPANY 414 GLEN WILLIAM RD GLEN WILLIAM NSW 2321 Mob: 0447 130 431 E: annika.whale@gmail.com JACKEROO (KER) N22 JACK & ERIN WILLIAMS 14 BORONIA AVE MYLESTOM NSW 2454 Mob: 0407 260 149 E: jasinat@bigpond.com

ELLIEGREY (ERM) S21 ELLIE MENZ C/- A. HAMILTON “WOODFORD” 450 YANKEE CROSSING ROAD ELLERSLIE (GRC) N4 HENTY NSW 2658 SARA WORTH Ph: 02 6036 6107 6 KARMILAROI ST MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333 COOLIBAH (CMM) N11 Ph: 02 6547 2725 MADISON MORGAN E: allipark_lincolnreds@ COOLIBAH hotmail.com GLASSERS ROAD GUYRA NSW 2365 YOUTH Ph: 02 6779 7665 E: coolibah07@bigpond.com (Y167) N44 HOLLY DODGE KENCRAIG (KCM) N26 111 ISAACS LANE ALICE A MURRAY JOHN RIVER NSW 2443 C/- KEN MURRAY Mob: 0448 161 446 11 LENNOX STREET E: hollydodge2@gmail.com LENNOX HEAD NSW 2478 Ph: 02 6621 3515 (Y164) N44 E: kencraig_93@hotmail.com GEORGIA HUDSON 164 WHERROL FLAT ROAD AUSGREY (MRN) N29 WINGHAM NSW 2429 MATTHEW NEWHAM Mob: 0473 881 445 15 LEE STREET E: hudsongeorgia164@gmail. COWRA NSW 2794 com Ph: 02 6342 4083 Mob: 0408 371 035 (Y163) N44 E: lucynewham@hotmail.com JESSICA HUDSON 164 WHERROL FLAT RD HURRICANE HILL (HUR) S29 WINGHAM NSW 2429 ANNIE PUMPA Mob: 0473 881 446 PO BOX 83 E: hudsonjessica164@gmail. DYLONNIE com CULCAIRN NSW 2660 Mob: 0456 156 194 ONYA (OYA) E: annie_pumpa@outlook.com MISS KEILEY O’BRIEN 36 OPOIL ST ESSAR (NSR) N17 DUBBO NSW 2830 MISS SAM REYNOLDS Mob: 0429 446 694 “Nioka” E: keiley@live.com.au 442 Henry Lawson Way Young NSW 2594 (Y161) S29 Ph: 02 6382 4638 TAYA ROSE WADELTON Mob: 0400 251 508 9 NARDOO ST E: sambo_reynolds@hotmail.com GLENFIELD PARK NSW 2650 Mob: 0478 645 027 DUNMORE PARK (KWS) N7 JOSHUA, LUKE & EMILY SAUL EDUCATIONAL “GLENROWAN” QUIRINDI NSW 2343 BOMADERRY HI (BHI) S4 Ph: 02 6746 1371 BOMADERRY HIGH SCHOOL E: tksaul1@bigpond.com ATTN A DE LA MOTTE WHISKY CREEK (DSK) N21 MISS DANIELLE SHIRLEY 144 WHISKY CREEK ROAD DORRIGO NSW 2453 Ph: 02 6657 2063 Mob: 0447 775 839 E: danielle.shirley@hotmail.com WESTWOOD (ELB) S46 LAUREN TURNER PO BOX 16 ADELONG NSW 2729 Mob: 0428 007 177 E: lauren.turner21@outlook.com

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PO BOX 146 BOMADERRY NSW 2541 E: anita.delamotte@education. nsw.gov.au COOTAHIGH (CHG) S12 Cootamundra High School Poole Street Cootamundra NSW 2590 Mob: 0400 712 367 E: ilka.klepper@det.nsw.edu.au HARFLEUR (HSC) S25 DENILIQUIN HIGH SCHOOL HARFLEUR STREET DENILIQUIN NSW 2710 Ph: 03 5881 1211 E: peter.humphries@det.nsw. edu.au

COOREEI (GOG) N18 DUNGOG HIGH SCHOOL ATTN ALEX SKLADNEV ELOIZA STREET DUNGOG NSW 2420 Ph: 02 4992 3022 GUYRA CENTRAL (ALT) N11 GUYRA CENTRAL SCHOOL MARNE ST GUYRA NSW 2365 Mob: 0429 147 823 E: scott.miller58@det.nsw. edu.au INVERELL HIGH (IHS) N10 INVERELL HIGH SCHOOL ATTN K BAILEY BRAE STREET INVERELL NSW 2360 Ph: 02 6722 3777 KADINA (KAD) N26 KADINA HIGH SCHOOL STEVEN NOAKES KADINA ST GOONELLABAH NSW 2480 Ph: 02 6625 2133 E: steven.noakes@det.nsw. edu.au SWANBROOK (MHS) N10 MACINTYRE HIGH SCHOOL ATTN: MRS DEB SNAITH SWANBROOK ROAD INVERELL NSW 2360 Ph: 02 6722 1555 Mob: 0427 290 567 E: deborah.snaith@det.nsw. edu.au LEADERWELL (MBK) N4 MUSWELLBROOK HIGH SCHOOL C/- GRANT TAYLOR KING STREET MUSWELLBROOK NSW 2333 Ph: 02 6543 1033 MINIMBAH (QHS) N7 QUIRINDI HIGH SCHOOL HILL STREET QUIRINDI NSW 2343 Ph: 02 6746 1177 RICHMOND GREYS (MGR) N42 RICHMOND HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT LENNOX ST RICHMOND NSW 2753 Ph: 02 4578 1177 ST COLUMBA’S (KSS) N43 ST COLUMBA’S HIGH SCHOOL C/- GERARD DELANY PO BOX 7 SPRINGWOOD NSW 2777 Ph: 02 4754 1022 ST. GREGORYS (STG) S6 ST. GREGORY’S COLLEGE C/- AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT BADGALLY RD CAMPBELLTOWN NSW 2560 Ph: 02 4629 4222 E: adrian.harrison@stgregs. nsw.edu.au UROLY (ECR) S24 YANCO AGRICULTURAL HIGH SCHOOL ATT: NATALIE WEEKES PMB EUROLEY ROAD YANCO NSW 2703 Ph: 02 6951 1500 Mob: 0427 498 788

COMMERCIAL (C154) IAN & WENDY ANDERSON PO BOX 1185 GOULBURN NSW 2580 Mob: 0406 862 682 E: graywood.ian@gmail.com (E33) Atkins Marketing Livestock P.O. BOX 253 ALBURY NSW 2640 Mob: 0428 690 267 E: atkinsak@bigpond.com (X36) JOHN & JULIE BARNIER “EASTBOURNE” SOMERTON NSW 2340 Ph: 02 6760 6236 (C163) HEATH BIRCHALL KARLOO PARK 184 DURI DUNGOWAN RD DURI NSW 2344 Mob: 0429 678 883 E: hbirchall@hotmail.com.au (A158) TERRY & ANDREA BOURKE 519 CORALVILLE ROAD CORALVILLE NSW 2443 Mob: 0412 240 712 E: andrea@crowdyfarm.com. au LITTLE BIDWELL (CTB) C BURTON 8 CAMPBELL ST DELEGATE NSW 2633 Ph: 02 6458 8449 (C50) MD & MO CHAMBERLAIN ‘GLEN AYR’ NUNDLE NSW 2340 Ph: 02 6769 3246 Mob: 0429 667 746 E: chambose@bigpond.com (H103) RC & CA CLARKE 12 KENS ROAD FRENCHS FOREST NSW 2086 Mob: 0428 601 728 E: rickclar@ozemail.com.au (M03) BJ & LD CLOSE “WHITE LODGE” MEMAGONG LANE YOUNG NSW 2594 Ph: 02 6383 3296 DYRRING (NRC) N.J. & R.J. CONNORS “JINDILLA” MT OLIVE P.O. BOX 20 SINGLETON NSW 2330 Mob: 0408 975 219 E: noel.connors@hunterlink. net.au YARRAGEE (BEC) N24 MAGGIE CREEDY 417 COLLINS VALLEY RD COLLINS CREEK NSW 2474 Ph: 02 6633 1575 E: mcreedy7@bigpond.com (F1F) MS S W DAVIS “WIND RUSH” 138 TERREEL ROAD WARDS RIVER NSW 2422 Mob: 0429 829 549 DELOWEN (DLN) DELOWEN PARTNERSHIP “DELOWEN”

64 KERONGA HEIGHTS ROAD LOOMBERAH NSW 2340 Ph: 02 6760 9397 SOMERTON PARK (SPK) GW & DG EDGELL SOMERTON PARK 189 JERRY’S MEADOW ROAD SODWALLS NSW 2790 Mob: 0418 231 810 E: grahame.edgell@bigpond. com GWENDALEIGH (HDF) H FISCHER 97 DUNGAY CREEK ROAD YESSABAH VIA KEMPSEY NSW 2440 Ph: 02 6566 9333 Mob: 0438 669 339 (08A) MR & MRS D N FLECK LONSDALE MITCHELL SPRINGS RD MULLALEY NSW 2379 Ph: 02 6744 2314 E: marine.arch@ipstarmail. com.au (K02) JOHN GILLIES PAYNES CROSSING PASTORAL COMPANY P/L 69 BLACKBUTT AVE PENNANT HILLS NSW 2120 Ph: 02 9481 9697 Mob: 0419 207 806 E: gilliesj@bigpond.net.au GRAEKIMBAR (GHL) GRAEKIMBAR PTY LTD PO BOX 578 WAHROONGA NSW 2076 Mob: 0412 407 099 E: bennettbev@optusnet. com.au (G69) Mr. R.J. HAIGH P.O. BOX 228 BRAIDWOOD NSW 2622 Ph: 02 4842 2287 (X49) D M HALSALL ‘PHOENIX’ YASS RIVER ROAD VIA YASS NSW 2582 Ph: 02 6227 1300 ROCHESTER PARK (RP) G.K. & H.T. HENDY “ROCHESTER PARK” SOUTH COREE MAIL FINLEY NSW 2713 Ph: 03 5883 0268 Mob: 0427 830 268 E: gkhendy@bigpond.com (F13F) JOHN HYLES ‘SHARROW’ 557 BRIARS SHARROW RD BUNGENDORE NSW 2621 Ph: 02 6238 2241 E: john.hyles@internode. on.net AL-LON (ALI) A.S. ISAAC “AL-LON” 3432 BUCKETTS WAY STRATFORD NSW 2422 Ph: 02 6558 8217 (X102) COLIN & FELICITY JAMES ILPARRAN 740 ILPARRAN ROAD MATHESON NSW 2370 Ph: 02 6733 6835


REIDSDALE (PJO) P. JOHNSON ‘DEVANAH’ 411 MOUSEHOLE ROAD BOWAN PARK NSW 2864 Ph: 02 6372 4707 (B99) F O JOHNSON 87 GREEN VALLEY WAY PIGGABEEN NSW 2486 Ph: 07 5590 9428 (B49) LA & MJ KELSALL LAWRENCE NSW 2460 (F19) MJ & KM KENA 92 MARTIN RD LARNOOK NSW 2480 Ph: 02 6633 7035 Mob: 0428 336 988 E: greyman1492@gmail.com (X118) MAYFIELD FARM TRUST AR KENDAL & RP KENDAL 351 DUNBRITTON ROAD COURABYRA NSW 2653 Ph: 02 6948 2605 OSO (OSO) MR ANDREW KETTLEWELL PO BOX 95 LAVINGTON NSW 2641 Ph: 02 6020 3286 Mob: 0428 739 625 E: aejkettlewell@bigpond.com (X103) MRS ANNABEL KINGHAM “THE WATTLES” MILLTHORPE NSW 2798 Mob: 0428 745 369 (H73) A & K LEHTSALU 20 GREVILLEA PLACE COLO VALE NSW 2575 Ph: 02 4889 4167 (F9F) ANDY & LESLEY MACLEAN 509 TERRACE RD TERRACE CREEK NSW 2474 Ph: 02 6636 4147 Mob: 0417 572 574 E: maclean@bigpond.net.au (C45) K D & J P MALONE BYRA GARAH NSW 2405 Ph: 02 6754 3455 E: jill.byra@bigpond.com YARRUM GLEN (YMG) RJ MARSH 103 SAXBYS RD KUNDIBAKH NSW 2429 Ph: 02 6550 6302 Mob: 0412 790 172 E: bob.marsh@lri.com.au THE NAAS (MWV) R & J MARTIN 187 BRIARS SHARROW ROAD BUNGENDORE NSW 2621 Ph: 02 6238 2669 E: randjmartin7@bigpond.com (H54) SUE MCCOLL 1061 TALLAGANDRA LANE GUNDAROO NSW 2620 Ph: 02 6236 8530 Mob: 0423 601 748 E: sue.mccoll@hotmail.com

(I29) MR IAN MCINTOSH “DENBIGH” COBBITTY NSW 2570 Ph: 02 4651 2219 (Y111) PETER & ROSLYN MCINTYRE 271 WESTLEYS ROAD GLOUCESTER NSW 2422 Ph: 02 6558 3173 E: pandrmci@activ8.net.au COLERAINE (NYK) THERESE MCKENZIE “COLERAINE” BOOMLEY RD ELONG ELONG NSW 2831 Mob: 0400 003 787 E: mckenziecm@westnet. com.au (D04) KC McMULLEN & PARTNERS CRATHIE GLENCOE NSW 2365 Mob: 0459 673 332 (G96) J MCNEICE JNR 7 SEYTON PLACE ROSEMEADOW NSW 2560 Ph: 02 4628 9519 (G7F) RAYMOND PERCY MELTON 4 MIRBELIA DR WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 Ph: 02 6931 6770

(Y124) Richardson Past Co Pty Ltd PO BOX 24 GRESFORD NSW 2311 Ph: 02 4938 9342 Mob: 0409 320 992 E: richo@woodlyn.com.au (J67) WINGELO PASTORAL CO GEOFF ROBERTS “WINGELO” RMB 862 WAGGA WAGGA NSW 2650 Ph: 02 6928 5253 (Y129) MR & MRS BA & BM ROBERTSON BO-WARRA 111 LATIMORES ROAD BURRELL CREEK NSW 2429 Ph: 02 6550 6119 Mob: 0427 776 804 E: brucerobertson1@bigpond. com (F2F) MR GARY ROSS 18 FLETCHER RD DUNOON NSW 2480 Mob: 427895268 E: garyr4063@yahoo.com.au (F16F) IAN & KATHY SANSOM 538 PITTLOCHRY ROAD

GLOUCESTER NSW 2422 Ph: 02 6558 9050 Mob: 0407 456 043

400 FOGWELLS ROAD YORKLEA NSW 2470 Ph: 02 6663 7150

(A169) RW & ML SCHMIDT 114 VICTORIA STREET HOWLONG NSW 2643 Ph: 02 6026 5224

(F28) A A & M P WALES KELGOOLA CORICUDGY ROAD, OLINDA RYLSTONE NSW 2849 Ph: 02 6379 6261

(C31) JM, JR & GI SMALL 403 NESBITTS ROAD DENILIQUIN NSW 2710 Ph: 03 5884 6670 Mob: 0428 846 670 E: leanne.small1@bigpond. com (K106) SUGARLOAF FARM “WIDGEE-WAA” 114 WIDGEE WAA LANE KANGALOON NSW 2576 Ph: 02 4888 2209 E: mb@sugarloaffarm.com.au (F11) ROBIN & KYLE THOMAS 5864 BUCKETTS WAY TINONEE NSW 2429 Ph: 02 6550 6207 E: kinkiwib@bigpond.com

(X87) AW & KL WARD BANDERRA GOWAN GREEN ROAD BAKERS SWAMP NSW 2820 Ph: 02 6846 7201 Mob: 0428 467 201 E: awklward@bigpond.com DL (DLW) MR & MRS D.A. & L.J. WEBB 901 KANGALOON RD GLENQUARRY NSW 2576 Mob: 0418 472 309 E: thewebbs0@bigpond.com (Z139) GLEN & SUE WILLIAMS COSY CORNER EUCUMBENE NSW 2628 Ph: 02 6456 8840

VIDLEA (VID) M.R. VIDLER

AMBIL (CTM) P.T. & M.M. MULDOON PO BOX 869 LISMORE NSW 2480 Ph: 02 6663 1371 Mob: 0428 188 728 E: ptmm_muldoon@bigpond. com.au MEREDITH PARK (CRM) C.R. MULLER 538 TENNYSON ROAD TENNYSON VIA NORTH RICHMOND NSW 2754 Ph: 02 4576 5522 E: virginia.furse@bigpond.com KALKARA (RSM) R.S. & H.L. MUSCAT PO BOX 81 CLARENCE TOWN NSW 2321 Ph: 02 4996 5604 Mob: 0419 256 536 E: rsmuscat@bigpond.com (C80) NAMOI PTY LTD BUNDELLA STATION QUIRINDI NSW 2343 Ph: 02 6747 6228 Mob: 0427 476 228 E: bundellastation@gmail.com (X41) P & H O’GRADY BALLINDERRY GEROGERY NSW 2642 Ph: 02 6026 0535 GALBRAITH PARK (RDR) MS RH PARKER & MR DA REID “THE PARK” 13068 NEW ENGLAND HIGHWAY GOONOO GOONOO NSW 2340 Ph: 02 6769 8323(AH) Mob: 0488 463 576 E: galbraithpark@westnet. com.au

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TILGA (TGA) S33 MR ROSS MURRAY REID 158 DRYANDRA ST O’CONNOR ACT 2602 Ph: 02 6453 3226 Mob: 0429 469 775 E: ross.reid@cggs.act.edu.au

SUR GLEN (ELP) S33 J.H. NOTARAS 3 BAUDIN ST FORREST ACT 2603 Mob: 0429 482 037 E: jim@notarasproperty.com

Queensland LIFE GLENGARRY LOC (LOC) 26 GW & JE LITTLE Yarra Station 171 Yarra Rd GOGANGO QLD 4702 Mob: 0429 823 117 E: gwje.little@bigpond.com FULL NELLA D (GEO) 18 NELLA D LIVESTOCK MR DENNIS ALLEN P.O. BOX 72 ALLORA QLD 4632 Mob: 0447 521 234 E: dalle4@bigpond.com CALAIDEN (CEN) 17 PJ & JI BOHAN 275 TALGAI WEST TALGAI QLD 4362 Mob: 0400 134 896 E: pbohan511@hotmail.com

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TOP NOTCH (TND) 17 MISS GEORGIA COSTANZO P.O. BOX 74 GREENMOUNT QLD 4359 Ph: 07 4697 3410 Mob: 0428 677 792 E: bhbelectrical@live.com.au EUREKA (EKA) 12 ROD & HELENA DANN “CA CROSSING” 4156 ESK-KILCOY RD HAZELDEAN VIA KILCOY QLD 4515 Ph: 07 5497 2252 Mob: 0448 225 282 E: eurekagreymans@gmail. com STEELE RUDD (SRD) 17 B DENSLEY PO BOX 74 GREENMOUNT QLD 4359 Mob: 0427 971 470 E: steelerudd@outlook.com

Murray Grey Annual

LESLIE (FIE) 19 EASTLORDEN PTY LTD “LESLIE” M/S 848 WARWICK QLD 4370 Ph: 07 4661 7122 Mob: 0412 466 171

TWIN HILLS PAST (THP) 20 TWIN HILLS PASTORAL COMPANY PO BOX 516 PITTSWORTH QLD 4356 Mob: 0432 070 378 E: john@swtw.com.au

FIELDVIEW PARK (FVP) 22 PJ & A FIELDING CORNUBIA PARK 563 OCONNER RD CATTLE CREEK QLD 4407 Ph: 07 4668 7191 Mob: 0427 442 771 E: fieldview@bigpond.com

GADGARRA (GGA) 1 MR T LEARY & MR J CONTARINO 164 GADGARRA ROAD LAKE EACHAM VIA YUNGABURRA QLD 4884 Mob: 0407 111 092 E: gadgarra_greys@bigpond. com

ROBIN’S REST (JBG) 14 BW & JR GORTON’S FARMING 36 MAIN GREEN SWAMP RD MORTONVALE QLD 4343 Mob: 0409 624 836 E: jrgorton78@yahoo.com.au SHELL-DEE (SHD) 6 SHELL-DEE MURRAY GREYS MARILYN HANSEN PO BOX 575 KINGAROY QLD 4610 Ph: 07 4162 1447 Mob: 0428 719 508

ROSE-JA (MSM) 11 M.J. & S.R. MARKEY 11 WHITESIDE ROAD WHITESIDE QLD 4503 Ph: 07 3285 1794 RED GUM (ARK) 13 VERONICA & JIM O’SHEA 1 MISTY GUM ROAD COOMINYA QLD 4311 Ph: 07 3810 2311 Mob: 0429 066 819 E: veronica.oshea@jbssa. com.au

AZTEC DOWNS (AZD) 6 KASANDRA PEDLER 155 CURTIS ROAD KINGAROY QLD 4610 Ph: 07 4162 5291 E: kpedler86@gmail.com THE ULTIMATE (ULT) 3 T.A. PERKINS “WARATAH” MILES QLD 4415 Ph: 07 4627 7118 Mob: 0428 277 118 E: timperkins1@bigpond.com KINGSGROVE (KMR) 15 K TAYLOR 22 ELGAR STREET HOLLAND PARK QLD 4121 Ph: 07 4630 0134 E: kjtaylor25@hotmail.com BAROONA PARK (TBP) 15 D.G & S.A. TAYLOR BAROONA PARK 537 BRIMBLECOMBE RD WELLCAMP QLD 4350 Ph: 07 4630 0134 Mob: 0412 534 763 E: dgtaylor1@bigpond.com


BURNETT DOWNS (BD) 5 BURNETT DOWNS PASTORAL CO PO BOX 11 BRIGALOW QLD 4412 Ph: 07 4665 2145 E: rzerbst57_wireless@dodo. com.au

FIG TREE HILL (FTH) 8 F, A & D MASON 1268 COOROY-BELLI CREEK ROAD RIDGEWOOD QLD 4563 Mob: 0421 855 232

SILVER

(Y162) 17 JAMES ROSS LUMSDEN PO BOX 8126 TOOWOOMBA QLD 4352 Mob: 0419 771 635

PACAN (PAC) 6 JC & P ANDERSEN 9 HEDLEY DRIVE WOOLMAR QLD 4515 Ph: 07 5497 1452 E: chrisandersen3@bigpond. com MISTY VIEW (DLS) 20 LAURA & JOSHUA BYRNES 74 STONELEIGH ROAD PITTSWORTH QLD 4356 Mob: 0404 003 531 E: cowgirl_loz@yahoo.com.au TAMBRA (TAM) 25 MR & MRS B INMAN PO BOX 1995 GLADSTONE QLD 4680 Ph: 07 4978 0628 E: tambra@bigpond.com KARAKARA (KKS) 8 KARAKARA STUD MR ALAN MARSHALL 11 PACIFIC VIEW DVE TINBEERWAH QLD 4001 Ph: 0418 910 100 Mob: 0418 910 100 E: alan@walandbank.com JUNIOR BROBROOK (BBK) 12 MR FLETCHER BROWN 30 KIRBY STREET WOODFORD QLD 4514 Ph: 07 5496 1035 E: allstar84@bigpond.com BLUE SKIES (BYR) 15 SARAH BYRNES 74 STONELEIGH ROAD PITTSWORTH QLD 4356 Mob: 0404 003 531 E: cowgirl_loz@yahoo.com.au IRONBARK (BCM) 18 BREANNA CLIMPSON 1863 INVERRAMSEY RD GOOMBURRA QLD 4362 Mob: 0417 929 951 E: breeclim98@gmail.com SILVER ROSE (BSR) 17 MISS BRAIR ROSE DENSLEY P.O. BOX 74 GREENMOUNT QLD 4359 Ph: 07 4697 3410 Mob: 0457 075 991 E: rosebriar3@gmail.com GORDON DOWNS (BRE) 24 BREE GORDON 1348 LOWER JINGHI RD JANDOWAE QLD 4410 E: bj.gordon@activ8.net.au YURNGA (YLH) 10 LUKE HOLDEN PO BOX 85 DAYBORO QLD 4521 Ph: 07 3425 1078 E: luke-holden@hotmail.com SILVERPARK (VER) 17 JESSICA HOLMES 592 UMBIRAM RD WYREEMA QLD 4352 Mob: 0479 159 744

YOUTH

EDUCATIONAL ATHERTON HIGH (AHS) 1 ATHERTON STATE HIGH SCHOOL MOUNDS ROAD ATHERTON QLD 4883 Mob: 0467 588 534 E: charr92@eq.edu.au DOWNLANDS (DLC) 15 DOWNLANDS COLLEGE ATTN: TIM MORRISON 72 RUTHVEN STREET TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350 Ph: 07 4690 9500 E: morrist@downlands.qld. edu.au GENEDEN (EDE) 11 GENESIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE MR RON HALL 10 YOUNGS CROSSING ROAD BRAY PARK QLD 4500 Ph: 07 3882 1365 KAGRA (KAG) 6 KINGAROY STATE HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURAL SECTION, Att: STEPHEN CARIGE PO BOX 356 KINGAROY QLD 4610 Ph: 07 41600 666 E: rfree28@eq.edu.au MURIGH (MHF) 7 MURGON STATE HIGH SCHOOL ATT: MARIE NEWSON PO BOX 186 MURGON QLD 4605 Ph: 07 4168 1044 NOOSA HIGH (NHA) 8 NOOSA DISTRICT STATE HIGH SCHOOL AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT PO BOX 564 COOROY QLD 4563 Ph: 07 5472 2203 E: jmast39@eq.edu.au SAINT BRENDANS (STB) 2 SAINT BRENDANS COLLEGE C/- EA NEVILLE MARYS MOUNT YEPPOON QLD 4703 Ph: 07 4939 1132 NUDGEE (SJN) 11 ST JOSEPHS NUDGEE COLLEGE ATTN BRIAN O’REILLY PO BOX 130 VIRGINIA QLD 4014 Mob: 0416 294 592 WILSONTON (WAC) 15 WILSONTON AG FIELD STUDY CENTRE 275 NORTH STREET TOOWOOMBA QLD 4350 Mob: 0407 590 491 E: jpitt49@eq.edu.au

COMMERCIAL (C162) AUSTRALIAN RURAL EXPORTS LEVEL 8, 10 EAGLE STREET BRISBANE QLD 4000 E: kimk@austrex.com.au DOUBLE BAR DOWNS (SPJ) BELL PASTORAL COMPANY PO BOX 287 ROSEWOOD QLD 4340 Ph: 07 5467 9989 Mob: 0413 371 914 E: jgould@ecn.net.au LORRAMEL (LMO) M.J. & L.J. BINNINGTON PARTNERSHIP GRANDEL M/S 544 CLIFTON QLD 4361 Mob: 0408 778 929 E: mel.binnington@bigpond. com (G10F) MR JOHN BROWNE PO BOX 194 REDBANK QLD 4301 Ph: 07 3818 8960 Mob: 0427 507 788 E: johnpatrickbrowne@ bigpond.com (F7F) CARANDOO ENTERPRISES P/L PO BOX 174 INGLEWOOD QLD 4387 Ph: 07 4652 1282 Mob: 0428 821 282 E: carandoo1@bigpond.com YUKANA (YNA) MICHAEL COLBY 13 Ramita Street Holland Park West QLD 4121 Ph: 07 4666 1136

(A155) DAVID ELLIS ‘BARANBALI’ 852 AHERNS RD CONONDALE QLD 4552 Ph: 07 5435 0426 E: dae73@bigpond.com TIVOLI (SXL) SG & LC GORE “MT PLEASANT” MS 422 COUPE ROAD CLIFTON QLD 4361 Ph: 07 4695 8561 Mob: 0429 780 626 E: mtppp@bigpond.com WINDBERRA (WND) A.P. HODGSON & C.M. LEGG 179 BURNETT LANE MALENY QLD 4552 Ph: 07 5429 6745 Mob: 0427 054 121 CATHY E: hodgsonfam@live.com (H104) B.J. BEARDMORE & J.A. DRIES ‘ROSEHILL’ 380 CRESCENTVALE ROAD ST GEORGE QLD 4487 Mob: 0408 765 863 B E: juliedries@bigpond.com (K3) LAWRENCE CHESTER LEADBETTER P.O. BOX 505 PITTSWORTH QLD 4356 LOVENDEE (NFL) MRS NF LEESON 4 LOGAN RD CLIFTON QLD 4361 Ph: 07 4612 3907 (15A) ‘TAABINGA HOMESTEAD’ LIBBY LEU & COLIN MARSHALL PO BOX 843 KINGAROY QLD 4610

Ph: 07 4164 5531 E: taabhome@hotmail.com (H33) C & E LUMSDEN P O BOX 8126 TOOWOOMBA QLD 4352 Ph: 07 4630 9934 Mob: 0428 131 765 TARRINGTON (LTN) LYN NICHOLSON “TARRINGTON” COORANGA NORTH ROAD JIMBOUR QLD 4406 Ph: 07 4663 6220 E: lynnicholson1@bigpond. com POWDERBURN (COS) CAMERON THOMAS O’SULLIVAN MUNGINDI POLICE STATION 49-67 CARNARVON HIGHWAY MUNINGDI VIA THALLON QLD 4497 Mob: 0439 766 326 E: camosullivan@hotmail.com (A45) LYNELLE SMITH IONA WALLUMBILLA QLD 4428 Mob: 0417 210 813 LILYVALE (JSS) J STURGEON 5/15 BARRAMUL STREET BULIMBA BRISBANE QLD 4171 Ph: 07 4683 6313 Mob: 0409 278 086 JOY E: sturgeon3@bigpond.com GLENGOWER (KPV) K.G. & P.M. VAYRO CAMILAROI 41635 LEICHARDT HIGHWAY MILES QLD 4415 Ph: 07 4627 7197 E: kpvayro@bigpond.com

Sticky short ribs Ingredients: 1kg beef short ribs 2L beef stock 1/2 cup soy sauce 4 bay leaves 3 cloves garlic 1 tsp pepper 1 cup of orange juice 1/2 cup brown sugar

Short rib dusting and glaze: 1 cup rice flour, dusting 1/2 cup srirachi chilli sauce 1/3 cup honey 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Method: 1. Place all the braising stock ingredients into a pot and bring to the boil. Place the beef short ribs into the pot and leave on a gentle simmer for 2 hours. Make sure the beef is always covered in liquid and if it reduces top up with water. 2. Once the short ribs are tender and the bones slide out with ease, remove from the pot and rest for 10 mins. Slice the beef into 1/2 cm strips and dust in rice flour. 3. Mix the sriracha, honey and apple cider vinegar together and brush onto both sides of the short rib strips. Place the short rib strips onto a lined baking tray and cook at 200°C for 8 mins until caramelised.

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(L23) 1 RODNEY GREGURKE TARLINA MURRAY GREY STUD 23 MARGARET AVENUE PORT LINCOLN SA 5606 Mob: 0428 831 491 E: rgregurke@bigpond.com (L19) 13 MR MALCOLM MACDONALD PO BOX 611 NARACOORTE SA 5271 Ph: 08 8762 0443 HONORARY LIFE (BUI) (L24) 23 R.I. BUICK 7 THIRD STREET BORDERTOWN SA 5268 Ph: 08 8752 1717 Mob: 0438 582 017 WYONG (KRF) 24 JL FIEBIGER BOX 240 PENOLA SA 5277 Mob: 0417 843 622 OAKLEY (KJH) 4 OAKLEY PARTNERS “OAKLEY” SPALDING SA 5454 Ph: 08 8665 4077 REDAWAYS (RWY) 11 G.H. & G.E. REYNOLDS PO BOX 309 WOODSIDE SA 5244 Ph: 08 8538 7023 FULL ARKI (RIB) 18 GEOFF BUICK "ARKI" 3916 NARACOORTE ROAD WESTERN FLAT SA 5268 Ph: 08 8758 2071 Mob: 0438 582 071 E: arkimg@bigpond.com CORINGA (MYL) 12 CORINGA MURRAY GREYS PIP BURNETT PO BOX 161 STIRLING SA 5152 Ph: 08 8388 5666 Mob: 0407 604 574 E: pburnett@bigpond.net.au MOORILLA RISE (ATC) 11 MRS TRACEY CAIRE 1005 BLACK HEATH RD MOUNT TORRENS SA 5244 Mob: 0408 089 912 E: traceycaire@bigpond.com CARRSVIEW (CAR) 11 NW & JR CARR PO BOX 431 WOODSIDE SA 5244 Mob: 0400 155 928 EYLWARRA SANDS (NEW) 21 NA & RG EYLWARD PO BOX 329 LUCINDALE SA 5272 Ph: 08 8766 2586 Mob: 0428 767 061 E: eylwarra@eylwarrasands. com BEEAMMA (BEE) 18 ANTHONY & DENISE FABRIS 2936 NARACOORTE RD

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WESTERN FLAT SA 5268 Ph: 08 8758 2025 Mob: 0438 582 025 E: beeamma@bigpond.com GROVENE (CMJ) 14 M.J. GRADY C/- POST OFFICE MACCLESFIELD SA 5153 Ph: 08 8388 9399 Mob: 0419 860 208 E: grovene@bigpond.com TARLINA (RBG) 1 R.W. & R.C. GREGURKE TARLINA MURRAY GREY STUD 23 MARGARET AVENUE PORT LINCOLN SA 5606 Mob: 0428 831 491 E: rgregurke@bigpond.com S KIDMAN (SKC) 13 S KIDMAN & CO LTD PO BOX 346 NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006 Ph: 08 8334 7133 Mob: 0428 965 301 E: paul.quigley@kidman. com.au BOTTLESFORD (KPN) 9 G, J.R. & D.J. KOOPMAN HOBBS ROAD TUNGKILLO SA 5236 Ph: 08 8568 2076 Mob: 0438 682 076 E: darren.koopman@adelaide. edu.au SILVER (RZK) 12 SILVER ANGUS PO BOX 1511 MYLOR SA 5153 Ph: 08 8388 8803 Mob: 0408 841 002 E: glenbold.stud@bigpond. com FAIRVIEW RIDGE (FVR) 12 GEOFF & JULIE PERRY PO BOX 76 HAHNDORF SA 5245 Mob: 0417 803 498 E: fairviewridge@ozemail. com.au GARANGGI (MBA) 13 JAKE PHILLIPS 18 PINE GROVE NARACOORTE SA 5271 Mob: 0401 261 217 E: beyondthebull@bigpond. com PONDYONG (M4G) 16 PONDYONG MURRAY GREYS DR PETER GALE 727 TUGWELL RD BACK VALLEY SA 5211 Ph: 08 8554 5312 Mob: 0408 554519 E: peter.gale@unisa.edu.au

BALLYVAUGHAN (SKS) 5 S & K SANDERS BOX 1 CLARE SA 5453 Ph: 08 8842 1023 Mob: 0487 397 930 E: ballyvaughan1@hotmail. com

KILMAINHAN (MIG) 16 P CALLAHAN & E RUSHBROOK PO BOX 538 MOUNT COMPASS SA 5210 Ph: 08 8554 9555 Mob: 0408 899 830 E: kilmainhan@bigpond.com

PARA VIEW (NTK) 6 MG & LF SEELANDER C/- POST OFFICE ANGASTON SA 5353 Ph: 08 8564 2408 Mob: 0415 199 876

JUNIOR

JIRANDA (JES) 7 JESSIE THOMSON PO BOX 198 GUMERACHA SA 5233 Mob: 0439 806 555 E: jessie.thomson8@gmail.com KAROOM PARK (WHU) 22 WH, TI & PJ UPHILL PO BOX 1855 MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290 Ph: 08 8726 8228 E: pt.uphill@bigpond.com KNOCKANDO (SBV) 10 SB & R VIVIAN 23 RUNDLE RD COWIRRA SA 5238 Mob: 0429 999 534 E: knockando@bigpond.com

KENTON (KPR) 7 R A & S F RANDELL PO BOX 8 GUMERACHA SA 5233 Ph: 08 8389 1268 Mob: 0409 280 478 E: kentonmg@bigpond.net.au

WAITARA PARK (WWD) 15 N.K. & E.H. WILTSHIRE 28 HOOPER RD STRATHALBYN SA 5255 Ph: 08 8536 4902 Mob: 0439 877 395 NEI E: n.wiltshire@bigpond.com

REDWOOD (RRW) 2 SI & CJ REDDING PTY LTD PO BOX 383 MINLATON SA 5575 Ph: 08 8853 1142 Mob: 0427 360 544 E: stewart@netyp.com.au

SILVER

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BUKARTILLA (BUK) 11 BUKARTILLA BEEF SM & RL BROOKES PO BOX 1384 MOUNT BARKER SA 5251 Ph: 08 8388 3275 Mob: 0419 852 962 E: bukartillabeef@bigpond. com

ALLARA PARK (RKA) 15 MISS REBEKAH ALLEN 8 FORMBY ST STRATHALBYN SA 5255 Mob: 0438 003 092 E: rebekah.allen@student. adelaide.edu.au DASHWOODS GULLY (DGB) 12 JAYDA BROOKES PO BOX 1384 MOUNT BAKER SA 5251 E: bukartillabeef@bigpond. com (MLN) 13 MARLESTON HOLDINGS PTY LTD PO BOX 595 NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006 E: ludo.dierickx@bigpond.com AJ’S (AJE) 21 ANGELA J. EYLWARD PO BOX 329 LUCINDALE SA 5272 Ph: 08 8766 2586 E: ajsmurraygreys@gmail.com KERJIM (KJM) 15 EMILY FERBER PO BOX 571 MOUNT COMPASS SA 5210 Mob: 0427 782 298 E: rebref6@gmail.com ILLOURA (IMS) 10 MR JOHN LOVELOCK P.O. BOX 614 MACCLESFIELD SA 5153 Mob: 0439 681 532 E: john_lovelock@hotmail.com

ASHVELL (AJN) 3 AMY NANKIVELL PO BOX 63 MAITLAND SA 5573 Ph: 08 8835 1225 Mob: 0447 351 354 E: amynankivell96@gmail.com BALLYCLARE (LHS) 5 HANNAH & LYDIA SANDERS PO BOX 1 CLARE SA 5453 Ph: 08 8842 1023 Mob: 0477 443 764 E: ballyclare123@hotmail.com GORGUNGA (MGT) 13 TULLIS HOLDINGS PTY LTD MITCHELL TEMPLEMAN PO BOX 621 MELROSE PARK SA 5039 Mob: 0439 601 112 YOUTH (Y24F) 18 JACKIE WILSON 4428 NARACOORTE RD WESTERN FLAT SA 5268 Ph: 02 6874 4992 Mob: 0400 174 812 EDUCATIONAL FAITH (FLS) 6 FAITH LUTHERAN SECONDARY SCHOOL ATTN BOB MITCHELL PO BOX 296 TANUNDA SA 5352 Ph: 08 8563 2217 COMMERCIAL BARBUSH (Y116) BJ BAKER PO BOX 2572 MOUNT GAMBIER SA 5290 E: barbebush@gmail.com (C161) CLYTHBRAE PTY LTD PO BOX 135 STIRLING SA 5152


(A101) MR IVAN FIEGERT BOX 278 EDILLILIE SA 5630 Ph: 08 8676 4202 (W29) W. G. FUSS AND SONS PO BOX 96 CUMMINS SA 5631 E: coolangattaf@bigpond.com (A170) AJ & SK GEUE RSD KINGSTON SE SA 5275 Mob: 0427 677 202 (C151) RP & ML GOVAN PO BOX 633 KINGSCOTE SA 5223 Mob: R - 0457 301 577

(G6F) GE & MD SCHUBERT PO BOX 79 STOCKWELL SA 5355 Ph: 08 8562 2163 Mob: 0412 739 396 E: shooby@carrarahill.com.au (Y106) MR T R STRATFORD RSD 21 TUMBY BAY SA 5605 Ph: 08 8676 7048 GALEE (3T) S.K. THOMAS & SON BOX 34 GALEE AUBURN SA 5451 Ph: 08 8849 2055 Mob: 0407 492 055

(D010) MR PAUL VIVIAN PO BOX 206 WOODSIDE SA 5244 Mob: 0478 800 869 E: paulrvivian@gmail.com (H02) MRS CHERYL WILLIAMS PO BOX 223 MIDDLETON SA 5213 Ph: 08 8555 4085 Mob: 0402 402 187 E: cheroela@activ8.net.au

Northern Territory FULL ATG (IYT) NT1 A.A. & P.A. SEVERIN CURTIN SPRINGS STATION VIA ALICE SPRINGS NT 870 Ph: 08 8956 2906 Mob: E: admin@curtinsprings.com

(G8F) ROB, LINDA & DALE HOWARD RSD 5 PENNESHAW SA 5222 Ph: 08 8553 1068 Mob: 0427 531 068 E: roberthoward8@bigpond. com (B07) PJ & JM KENNELLY PO BOX 66 KAPUNDA SA 5373 Ph: 08 8525 2248 (G2F) TABOR PARK NICK KLOSE PO BOX 230 LOBETHAL SA 5241 Mob: 0413 434 187 E: nick@klose.com.au (M11) CLYTHBRAE PTY LTD NEIL LEAN PO BOX 135 STIRLING SA 5152 E: leandn@bigpond.net.au ROSEHILL (BNL) BN, LK, NB & DJ LUKE 85 SUFFOLK ROAD HAWTHORNDENE SA 5051 Ph: 08 8278 6848 E: csssadelaide@webshield. net.au (W27) A & P.L MCCRACKEN & SON BOX 274 EDILLILIE SA 5630 Ph: 08 8676 4244 (F15F) C.H. & G PRYDE PO BOX 1557 VICTOR HARBOR SA 5211 Ph: 08 7522 4945 Mob: 0437 215 876 (F40) Fingerpost Family Trust 236 Bowaka Rd Reedy Creek SA 5275 Mob: 0408 059 530 E: mattrobbo84@gmail.com (A109) PETER & LYNN ROSE PAL-DARAK C/- POST OFFICE WISTOW SA 5251 E: paldarak@adam.com.au (Z119) MARK A SCHUBERT PO BOX 326 GUMERACHA SA 5233 Mob: 0459 223 277

Beef & Pumpkin Curry Ingredients:

Method:

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin seeds 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (see note) 1 cinnamon stick 3 cardamom pods, bruised 12 fresh curry leaves 1 large brown onion, finely chopped 6cm-piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely chopped 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 small fresh red chillies, finely chopped 3 teaspoons garam masala 3 teaspoons ground turmeric 400g can crushed tomatoes 130g (1/2 cup) Farmers Union Greek Style Yogurt 1.2kg gravy beef, excess fat trimmed, cut into 4cm pieces 375ml (1 1/2 cups) water 600g Kent pumpkin, peeled, cut into 3cm pieces 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, cinnamon and cardamom and stir for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the curry leaves and stir for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the onion and stir for 2-3 minutes or until softened. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli and stir for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add the garam masala and turmeric and stir for 1 minute or until aromatic. Step 2

Steamed Basmati Rice, to serve Mango chutney, to serve Cucumber & mint raita, to serve

Add the tomato and yoghurt. Stir for 1-2 minutes or until combined. Add the beef and stir for 5 minutes or until the beef changes colour. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes or until a sauce forms. Step 3 Stir in the water. Season. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour 30 minutes or until the beef is tender. Add the pumpkin. Cook, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30-40 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. Step 4 Stir in the coriander. Serve curry with steamed rice, chutney and raita. 66


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TULLIBARDINE (PIE) 22 AG AND JC MURRAY 34605 ALBANY HWY GREEN VALLEY ALBANY WA 6330 Ph: 08 9853 2035 Mob: 0427 532 035 E: ag.jcmurray@bigpond.com HAMPDEN (HFM) 5 GERVASE & JANICE PURICH ATT: MICK GRAY P.O. BOX 322 DONNYBROOK WA 6239 Ph: 08 9731 8447 (Mick) Mob: 0418 927 651 E: gpurich@structerre.com.au LANA DOWNS (RLA) 6 L B & A J RHODES PO BOX 35 SERPENTINE WA 6125 Ph: 0419 919 143 Mob: 0419 919 143 E: lanadowns1@bigpond.com MUNGATTA (CDS) 3 C. & D.J. STICKLAND & SONS PO BOX 16 WONGAN HILLS WA 6603 Ph: 08 9671 1060 E: johnrs@westnet.com.au MIGHTY (HT1) 10 DA, AE & HA THOMPSON PO BOX 229 BOYUP BROOK WA 6244 Ph: 08 9767 1355 Mob: 0488 493 713 E: mightymurraygreys@gmail. com SOUTHEND (WMM) 16 WISE FAMILY TRUST RMB 485 KATANNING WA 6317 Ph: 08 9823 1538 Mob: 0419 922 546 E: kurtwise90@gmail.com RAYMOND PARK (RGP) 4 WJ WOOLCOCK P.O. BOX 1543 TOODYAY WA 6566

Mob: 0417 184 410 E: wylie@cwwindscreens. com.au SILVER BENVIEW (BEN) 12 AIMEE BENDOTTI 26 BORONIA ST MANJIMUP WA 6258 Mob: 0427 761 217 E: couzchick_7@hotmail.com AMBER SPRINGS (PLC) 14 MR P & MRS E CARLON 268 WILSON RD KUDARDUP WA 6290 Ph: 08 9758 4408 Mob: 0419 953 472 E: info@carlonbuilding.com.au BYFORD PARK (CEG) 11 CHARLENE & JIM RENARD 1347A BROCKMAN HWY BRIDGETOWN WA 6255 Mob: 0429 196 437 E: maranupvale@gmail.com

MOUNT BARKER WA 6324 Mob: 0429 882 714 E: jay.rowles@education. wa.edu.au WONGUTHA (WCS) 30 WONGUTHA CAPS SCHOOL ATT: NEIL SOMMERVILLE PO BOX 101 GIBSON WA 6448 Mob: 0438 956 347 E: neilsommerville@bigpond. com COMMERCIAL NEWMOUNT (TCA) TERRY & CHRISTINE ATKINS 526 BOARD RD KENTDALE DENMARK WA 6333 Ph: 08 9840 8170 Mob: 0427 744 014

JUNIOR

(Y131) ROB BASS RMB 94 BOYUP BROOK WA 6244 Mob: 0429 040 073

KOORA (WEI) 5 CLIFF ANDREW WEICHELT 236 Fletcher Road KARNUP WA 6176 Ph: 08 9417 9436 Mob: 0425 636 183 E: caweichelt@gmail.com

COLLIER PEAK (CPK) GE BELL 1863 YELLANUP RD PORONGURUP WA 6324 Ph: 08 98 531 243 Mob: 0417 965 397 E: collier.peak@activ8.net.au

ROXXY PARKS (RXY) 20 MISS KALEB LOUISE WOOLHOUSE PO BOX 1195 ALBANY WA 6331 Ph: 0427 411 527 Mob: 0407 444 790 E: almarnee@bigpond.com

(H64) GEOFFREY BELL WILLANDRA DOWNS DEVILS CREEK RD GAIRDNER WA 6337 Ph: 08 9836 1099

EDUCATIONAL BARKER HIGH (BSH) 19 MT BARKER COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATT: JAY ROWLES PO BOX 116

(W16) JOHN BURRIDGE 91 SHENTON ROAD SWANBOURNE WA 6010 Mob: 0417 189 883 E: john@jbma.com.au


CHESTNUT FARM (MOU) E J DENNIS & S M FADDEN RMB 356 BRIDGETOWN WA 6255 Ph: 08 9764 4078 (C167) CSJ & SP GRIFFITHS & SON’S PO BOX 455 NORTHCLIFFE WA 6262 Mob: 0429 434 140 E: karrihillmeadows@outlook. com (H3F) LAKE MUIR PRIME BEEF 326 GEORDINUP ROAD LAKE MUIR WA 6258 Ph: 08 9857 1024 Mob: 0437 882 974 E: parke@lakemuirprimebeef. com.au MUCHEA PARK (MAL) M. LEIGH & J.B. LANE PO BOX 381 MUCHEA WA 6501 Mob: 0427 085 037 (E5F) HP & LJ MCKENNEY C/- PO BOW BRIDGE VIA DENMARK WA 6333 Mob: 0429 850 917 E: hlmckenney@reachnet. com.au CHALLENGE DOWNS (SWM) SM & CB MORRISON PO BOX 2009 ESPERANCE WA 6450 Ph: 08 9076 5096 Mob: 0417 929 901 E: cmo323477@iinet.net.au (K114) AR & MA MUIR 3522 MUIRS HWY LAKE MUIR WA 6258 Ph: 08 9773 1240 E: armamuir@westnet.com.au

(P20) E.J Penny 17 Railway Parade Yarloop WA 6218 Mob: 0439 943 603 E: eric_penny@live.com (J3F) LANE COVE PTY LTD KERRY LEWIS P.O. BOX 535 TOODYAY WA 6566 Mob: 0419 047 002 (A134) REDMOND PTY LTD PO BOX 391 SERPENTINE WA 6125 (B007) BM & CD SCHEER PO BOX 106 ESPERANCE WA 6450 Ph: 08 9076 1310 (G74) B.H. & A.J. WHIFE “MINDAROO” 1137 BERRY ROAD GIDGEGANNUP WA 6083 Ph: 08 9574 7060

International HONORARY LIFE

BRIDGER MTN (H69) MRS LUELLA POLETTE 11110 BRIDGER CANYON BOZEMAN Montana 59715 U.S.A Ph: 406 586 5768 LINDALE (H68) LINDA JENSEN PO BOX 4 GLENNS FERRY IDAHO U.S.A. Ph: 208 366 2670 OVERSEAS KOTARE (X001) WAYNE & JEAN ALLERBY 569 LINCOLN ROAD R.D. 9 INGLEWOOD NEW ZEALAND 4389 New Zealand Ph: 64-6-7568162 E: wallerby@xtra.co.nz CHEQUERS (D448) NR & FJ BURKE CHEQUERS MURRAY GREY STUD 60 BENNETT RD RD4 WHAKATANE NEW ZEALAND Ph: 07 3222680 E: burkeorchids@vodafone. net.nz THISTLEDU (OSC) MR G & MRS C CARTER 308 SPRINGFIELD ROAD RD8

WHANGAREI - AUCKLAND 178 NEW ZEALAND Ph: 09 4329331 Mob: 021 1017291 E: thistledu@clear.net.nz (N55) YORKVALE FARM TW CLARKE 198 MCLEAVEY ROAD RD 20 LEVIN NEW ZEALAND Ph: 646 3686 132 E: yorkvale@xtra.co.nz OAKVIEW (F94) AIRMAIL - A & P HAYWARD OAKVIEW MURRAY GREY STUD NORWEGIAN ROAD R D 3 CAMBRIDGE NEW ZEALAND Ph: 07 3872 7866 NZ Mob: 0274 474 456 KILRADIE (773) MB & JA MITCHELL 15 CARLOW PLACE CROMWELL 9310 NEW ZEALAND Ph: 03 445 4546 Mob: 027 226 3069 JUDY E: mitchmj59@gmail.com MURRAY DOWNS (K48) S RODIE 265 DOUBLE CORNER ROAD AMBERLEY, RD1 7481 NORTH CANTERBURY NEW ZEALAND Ph: 03 314 8196 Mob: 0274 075 875 E: s_rodie@hotmail.com

SPECTRUM (H62) J & ME WOZNY SPECTRUM FARM PO BOX 112 COOLVILLE Ohio 45723-0112 U.S.A Ph: 0011-1-740 667 6191 E: wozny@frognet.net QUEENSDALE (QF) HORACE MCQUEEN P.O. BOX 1006 LATEXO Texas 75849 U.S.A Ph: 936 544 6823 Mob: 936 687 1034 E: horace7338@live.com BUNDALEER (JOS) Sam Owen 37 Caedelyn Rd Whitchurch, Cardiff, CF14 1BH Wales CF14 1BH United Kingdom Ph: 08 9758 5520 Mob: 0427 756 936 SAM E: info@bundaleerbeef.com.au GREYFARM (DKGRF) MR. FOLMER HADBERGRASMUSSEN Langeskovvej 102 Urup Mark Langeskov 5550 DENMARK Ph: +45 6539 1525 Mob: +45 5188 6488 E: folmer@greyfarm.dk KWANG-IL FARM (D99) JIN CHOON-HO 539-74 SANSOO-DONG DONG-KU KWANGJU-SI CHUNNUM KOREA Ph: 062 266 8809 E: moodoong@naver.com

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Bulls and females for sale @ National Show & Sale Top of the Range Sale Privately all year round

THOMAS FOODS INTERNATIONAL WINNING TEAM OF 3 ROYAL ADELAIDE SHOW 2016

Grand Champ. & Champ. Heavy Domestic Steer

Reserve Champ. Heavy Domestic Steer

• TEAM SCORING 94/100 – LIVE JUDGING • TEAM AVERAGED 87/100 – CARCASE JUDGING (WINNING BY 6.68 PTS OVERALL) • 2 STEERS WERE HOMEBRED & SIRED BY GF DROVER D107 • 3RD TEAM STEER SIRED BY GF EXCLAMATION E55 • GF EXCLAMATION ALSO SIRED: - CHAMP. LIGHTWEIGHT CARCASE – ADELAIDE ROYAL 2016 - STEER IN WINNING KEN MCDONALD SHIELD TEAM - EKKA 2016 - RES. CHAMP. LIGHTWEIGHT ON HOOF – SYDNEY ROYAL 2016

GLENLIAM FARM T/A WILLIAMS RIVER CATTLE COMPANY

Contact: Bryce & Diane Whale 414 Glen William Rd, Glen William NSW 2321 02 4996 4335 | 0428 964 583 | E: glenliam@bmr.net.au

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