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Anecdotal evidence suggests that the [[breeds|breed]] actually originated throughout Australia as ranchers used “blue roan” bulls on their “blue roan” females.
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Anecdotal evidence suggests that the Murray Grey [[breeds|breed]] actually originated throughout Australia as ranchers used “blue roan” bulls on their “blue roan” females.
  
 
It became known, that these cattle grew quickly, were superior converters of feed and possessed carcase merit. Local cattlemen were attracted by the Grey's size and appearance and began developing the breed.
 
It became known, that these cattle grew quickly, were superior converters of feed and possessed carcase merit. Local cattlemen were attracted by the Grey's size and appearance and began developing the breed.
  
By the early 1960's several breeders were successfully breeding commercial Murray Greys and the Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society was formed to register the cattle and to administer the breed.
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The breed was imported to the UK and the USA in the early 1970’s. In the UK they had to compete with continental cattle from Europe which were also arriving in the UK, They suffered from farmers trying to compare them with continental breeds, when they were bred to do a different job, namely a very good suckler cow. In the USA the industry was selecting for frame size and the breed were almost pushed to the sidelines were it not for a dedicated group of breeders.
 
 
 
During the 1990's, breeders began producing Murray Greys that were of sufficient frame size to be commercially acceptable and interest in the breed has flourished. In Australia Murray Greys attract overseas markets such as Japan and Korea for live and carcase imports because of the economical performance in feed lots and the quality of the meat. Now, the American Murray Grey breeders had begun to produce black cattle, opening that huge proportion of the commercial market long dominated by black
 

Latest revision as of 23:34, 12 March 2013

Anecdotal evidence suggests that the Murray Grey breed actually originated throughout Australia as ranchers used “blue roan” bulls on their “blue roan” females.

It became known, that these cattle grew quickly, were superior converters of feed and possessed carcase merit. Local cattlemen were attracted by the Grey's size and appearance and began developing the breed.

References