Nothing black and white at Ganado Greys
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.
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.