In 1974 my interest in Murray Greys was sparked by Jack Thomas a local identity of Margaret River. Jack and his cousin Gwinlyn had purchased their foundation stock (1966) for their Margaret River Stud after some considerable success with a horse called ‘Acquinita’. Jack had said, “They’re Australian, polled, easy calving, docile and successful in carcass competitions, why not give them a go – here have a look at these” as he handed me several copies of the ‘Murray Grey World’.
That was 31 years ago. My first purchase were three approved Angus carrying Murray Grey ‘C’ Grade calves. From there I became involved with the innovative ideas of the Murray Grey Beef Cattle Society. I took wise council from Lew Smit (Koojan Hill Murray Greys – we later purchased Lew & Rowan’s entire herd) and gradually increased the knowledge and skills needed to run a Murray Grey Stud. A great thrill to me was to see my 12 year old son Sam exhibit, at the Silver Jubilee Perth Royal Show, our 12 year cow Staple Farm Davina to become Supreme Exhibit (picture above: great-great-great-grandson Bundaleer Power Play A2).
Sam is an advocate of sound breeding principles and considers phenotype, genetics and performance based recording the building blocks for successful breeding. He has the knowledge necessary to take our stud into the future.
Clients and guests are always welcome to have a look around our sale bulls and breeding herd. We have plenty of room in our modest guest house (a converted San Fransico tram) and you are more than welcome to stay a few days if you require a base to look around the Margaret River region.