Angus Murray Grey Cross

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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by HDRider » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:55 pm

fitz wrote:Backbone you certainly post some great looking cattle.

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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by OK Jeanne » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:50 pm

Here is a 7 month old 1/2 angus & 1/2 murray grey heifer:

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The brown mother cow is half angus and half murray grey; her silver calf is 75% murray grey:
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This half angus half MG steer is about 20 months old:
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Here are some yearling steers --- the one on the left is half angus and half MG:

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I think you would be happy with this cross; we certainly have been. There is a purebred, silver Murray Grey herdsire from our herd currently working in Missouri that is just now for sale. Send me a private message or email if you would like contact information! :)
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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by greggy » Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:41 pm

Anyone still doing this cross ?

Any recent photos ?

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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:13 pm

greggy wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Anyone still doing this cross ?

Any recent photos ?
I will some updated pictures. Backbone is still having a lot of success with these.

We have leased our bulls out to a 4H steer producer locally (for the last 2 years) so that he could get replacement females with better milk, mothering and temperament.

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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:11 am

TwoByrdsMG wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:13 pm
greggy wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Anyone still doing this cross ?

Any recent photos ?
I will some updated pictures. Backbone is still having a lot of success with these.

We have leased our bulls out to a 4H steer producer locally (for the last 2 years) so that he could get replacement females with better milk, mothering and temperament.
Here are the calf pictures. I can get some updated ones. They kept all the females and are very pleased. The bull was silver.

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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by Backbone Ranch » Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:12 pm

greggy wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Anyone still doing this cross ?

Any recent photos ?
The Angus Murray Grey cross is a good one. We had our first 3 50% Murray Grey x 50% Angus bred heifers back in 2011, and two of them are still in production currently. As first calf heifers, all three weaned bull calves that were over 600 lbs. We have not had to designate a single one of their calves for our beef program because their bull offspring have been a favorite amongst commercial breeders and their heifers have been top notch. The first photo shows a 9 year old 50% cow with her 3 month old bull calf. The second photo shows another 50% cow with her 5 month old heifer calf. The last picture shows a 75% Murray Grey x 25% Angus cow with her 7/8ths bull calf.

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Re: Angus Murray Grey Cross

Post by TwoByrdsMG » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:26 am

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These calves were all born May 29-July 10. A bit later than they can use at this fair for the steers (preferred in Feb-April) so they are either going to ship them or I will finish them off. They were looking for replacement females for their 4H quality herd but wanted to have better temperament. All their cows are in the teens other than 5 heifers they have calving in March.

Their oldest cow (red angus) had twin heifers. Wish I would have got some individual images but the weather was not in our favor.

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