Are Murray grey cattle gray or is this now just the name of the breede?
John S.":3k1le146 said:Appears that Angus don't own deception by themselves. Black Murray Greys??????? Hope that one of you bend-the-rules types that rationalize the good side of deception, can provide me your definition of the following words=
la4angus":24j3any2 said:Wonder where the Black Came from in the Murray Greys????????
HISTORY of the MURRAY GREY BREED of CATTLE
The Murray Grey breed of cattle began in Australia along the Murray River in New South Wales. In 1905, on the property of Peter and Eva Sutherland a light roan shorthorn cow, when bred to various Aberdeen Angus bulls produced only grey calves. She had produced twelve of them by 1917, which were the origin of this breed. The herd was sold to Helen Sutherland in 1929, who started a systematic breeding program.
Mervyn Gadd started a second Murray Grey herd in the early 1940s as a commercial venture, using a Grey bull from the Sutherlands and breeding up from Angus cows. Butchers began to pay a premium price for the Greys because of their consistent high cutability and less waste. Murray Greys began to win carcass competitions in the early 70's and have continued to dominate the steer and carcass classes at the Royal shows in Australia. Murray Greys are one of the two preferred breeds for importation to Japan, due to their easy fleshing and high quality meat production. The Murrays have also started to win carcass competitions at the Calgary Stampede in Canada.
Color: The hair color ranges from very light silver to chocolate or dun grey; some animals are even black but the majority are silver to a silvery-khaki color. Their skin has a dark pigmentation, which helps prevent cancer eye.
KTATE":3ncar9av said:I would like to thank you all for the insite on this. What had prompted my question is that while checking out this breed all I saw was light dun to dark brown and not one single gray animal. I was seeing if I could really find silver to gray animals. Are they just a rare occurance?