Noth­ing black and white at Ganado Greys

North East & Goulburn Murray Farmer - - BEEF WEEK -

GANADO Greys, lo­cated out of Bendigo, is home to some of the best Mur­ray Greys in Aus­tralia.

It’s a big call to make, but an ac­cu­rate one.

In 2017, at the Royal Mel­bourne Show, bull Ganado Lionel was judged the best of his breed.

Ganado Greys owner, Court­ney Hazeldene, then backed up the win with an­other for her 36 month old cow, Ganado Ellen, with calf at foot.

The ti­tles are tes­ta­ment to a breed­ing pro­gram that is con­tin­u­ing to im­press, with Ms Hazeldene al­ready in prepa­ra­tion for the Na­tional Mur­ray Grey Show and Sale, held in Wodonga later this year.

“I re­ally en­joy show­ing, the prepa­ra­tion and spend­ing time with the an­i­mals,” Ms Hazeldene said.

“It’s not only a great op­por­tu­nity to pro­mote Ganado Greys, it’s also a chance to pro­mote the breed in gen­eral.”

Ms Hazeldene fell into Mur­ray Grey breed­ing quite by ac­ci­dent.

she was head­ing to work as a jil­la­roo in the out­back – but wanted some hands on expe

bour’s prop­erty, where she Grey.

tu­ated – but what did was a would last a life­time.

same year – in 2006,” she said.

Since then, Ms Hazeldene has be­come one of the big­gest beef pro­duc­ers in the area – she farms around 800 head out of Bendigo.

It is a big leap for the girl ence, to one that now oper scale, but is also a pas­sion­ate breed.

worked with,” Ms Hazeldene said.

quiet na­ture – a lot of time I’m work­ing the cat­tle on my own; my shoul­der all the time.”

Ms Hazeldene is also well breeds.

Un­like many stud opera cross breeds on her prop­erty; Li­mousin, An­gus, Friesian, trudis.

All of­fer some­thing unique frame size, faster mat­u­ra­tion rates – but none can match the

“We run a mixed op­er­a­tion, cross­ing a lot of the breeds, Greys the most,” she said.

This year, Ganado Mur­ray Greys will be tak­ing part in Beef Week on Feb­ru­ary 1.

Along with show­ing off stock for sale and fu­ture show an­i­mals, Ms Hazeldene will ers a clear in­di­ca­tion of what breeds and ge­net­ics.

Drinks and re­fresh­ments farm gar­dens.

play, and a lot to talk about said.

“We are re­ally look­ing for­ward to wel­com­ing peo­ple.”

No mat­ter the suc­cess she is there is no get­ting past that Mur­ray Greys – both com­mer force of Ms Hazeldene’s fo­cus.

said.

grass than on grain, and we months old, be­tween 380 – 420kgs.

“If they don’t get that on the weight, we cull the cows – we won’t keep poor per­form­ers.”

Ganado Greys is lo­cated at Marong, out­side of Bendigo.

For more in­for­ma­tion, head to the stud’s Face­book page or web­site.

GREY BEAUTY: A stun­ning 9 year old cow, Greaju Park Vesta, cur­rently rear­ing a bull calf and be­ing re-joined to the show win­ning Ganado Lionel.

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