Young Guns built tough


Hy­den-based Young Guns Mur­ray Grey stud will be of­fer­ing 15 bulls at the

In­vi­ta­tional Bull Sale at Nar­ro­gin on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 20.

Stud prin­ci­pal Lind­say Bagshaw has been de­lighted with the per­for­mance of the stud’s sale bulls, given the tough sea­son. “The sale team of­fered are from a to­tal of six dif­fer­ent sires, in­clud­ing a se­lec­tion of low birth weight sires for mat­ing heifers,” he said. “The per­for­mance of the bulls are mea­sured at var­i­ous stages of the year and it’s good to know their growth dur­ing times when they have to scrounge in tougher pad­dock con­di­tions.

“This is a great in­di­ca­tor of how they and their prog­eny will go on to per­form for our clients and de­ter­mine how the sires will keep con­di­tion dur­ing the mat­ing pe­riod.

“Not only has the 2018 sale team been very con­sis­tent on per­for­mance and struc­ture, while ac­knowl­edg­ing the vary­ing ge­net­ics of dif­fer­ent sires used, they are very uni­form with their scan fig­ures also.”

Mr Bagshaw said the stud had se­lected an­i­mals that scanned well with good fat/mus­cle ra­tios for spe­cific weight ranges with even fat cover.

“This pro­vides clients the flex­i­bil­ity of hav­ing their prog­eny suit­able to meet a large win­dow of mar­kets and fat­ten on a va­ri­ety of feed sources,” Mr Bagshaw said.

“This is some­thing Mur­ray Greys are tra­di­tion­ally known for.

“My ob­jec­tive is al­ways fo­cused on pro­duc­ing con­sis­tent qual­ity beef that con­sumers are go­ing to want to keep buy­ing. The ge­net­ics we are of­fer­ing are quite unique, with many of the Young Guns fe­male lines go­ing di­rectly back to the orig­i­nal fam­i­lies that breed founder He­len Suther­land worked with.

“From Young Guns’ be­gin­ning, it has been the stud’s goal to breed ef­fi­ciency in an en­vi­ron­men­tally chal­leng­ing area and strive for length, growth, tem­per­a­ment and struc­tural sound­ness in the cat­tle, while main­tain­ing the well-fleshed car­case char­ac­ter­is­tics we have been well known for.

“Con­struct­ing man­age­ment sys­tems has al­lowed Young Guns to iden­tify highly ef­fi­cient an­i­mals and genes within the Mur­ray Grey breed. This has en­abled us to fast track in pro­duc­ing an ex­tremely pro­duc­tive herd.”


Young Guns Mas­ter Blaster M88 is one of 15 Mur­ray Grey bulls on of­fer from the stud at the In­vi­ta­tional Bull Sale on Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 20.

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