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Looking Back - Southend Westrowan
In 2000 Southend Murray Grey Stud secured the top price lot at the Monterey Invitation Sale for $9500 she later went on to produce Southend Westrowan where he would become the most influential sire used at Southend stud. Westrowan sired over 150 registered calves and progeny sales exceeded $220,000.
Cassino Invest in the West
Peter and Margaret Smith from the Cassino Murray Grey Stud secured Bundaleer Lolita A37 and bull calf Freigth Liner F78 for $4000 at the 2011 Murray Grey National Show and Sale. It was the first outing for Bundaleer offering genetics at the Murray Grey National Show and Sale in celebration of registering over 100 Bundaleer Lolita's.
Bundaleer Website Statistics
Since launching in August 2008 the Bundaleer website has attracted in excess of 2500 unique vistors with an average time on site of 3½ minutes. This equates to apprximately 18,500 page views and over 5000 visits to the site in total.
Ashrose Field Day - Cross Road Progeny on Show
Wendy Finucane, Manager of the Ashrose Murray Grey Stud along with family and staff hosted a very successful field day that was attended by 40 farmers interested in the Murray Grey breed. A balance of both stud and commercial breeders attended the day and that consisted of a tour of the cattle and a marquee lunch.
Murfield Apache - Tasmanian Import Arrives
In a recent exchange of genetics between Bundaleer (WA) and the joint effort between Wiltshire and Murfield Murray Grey Studs in Tasmania two proven sire have been exchanged.
Both bulls pack an enormous amount of physical characteristics, genetics and have proven track records. From Bundaleer’s perspective Apache is one of the most complete outsourced bulls we have had the opportunity to own. His structure and fertility are excellent; he has superb width and muscling and as Keith McLauchlan (Valma Herefords, TAS) described him – a huge meat machine!
Two New Sires for 2009
Long standing stud stock auctioneer John Wirth from Landmark considered him pick of the 80 Murray Grey bulls offered by Monterey and Tullibardine. And, post sale comments from commercial beef producers we believe Freight Train’s type is on track for WA beef production. Melaleuca Chaser C267 will be used over our heifers, he offers low birth, high milk and solid carcase figures.
It’s Thumbs-Up for 2009 Inaugural Production Sale
Finally taking the plunge we pulled out all the stops to make our Inaugural Sale happen. And, post sale we can say it was well worth the effort and that we were happy with our Inaugural Production Sale. The bulls were well muscled, thick and square through the hips and pins—directed toward producing progeny for the WA market. Feedback from our commercial clientele suggest we are on the right track with premiums of 20c/kg being achieved during the 2008-9 weaner sales.
Power Play A2 Progeny Dominate Perth
With four junior head entered at the 2008 Perth Royal Show it was very pleasing to take out the double in the junior heifer section & Grand Champion Female. Judge Bill Almond (NSW) placed emphasis on commercial attributes and considered that the breed was well positioned to take advantage of today’s markets. He placed emphasis on structure, maturity type and carcase attributes.
Bundaleer X Road Calves Born in the UK, USA and Canada
It was exciting news to find out that Ashrose (UK), Gilmor Ranch (Canada), and Eagle Run Ranch (USA) have all had AI or ET calves by Bundaleer X Road X37. Early feedback is that calves are doing very well.
Top of Wallawong Drop Heads West
At the 2007 Wallawong Annual Sale we purchased two heifers. Wallawong Caldora C14 is described by Lachlan as a standout out heifer… top of the drop. She is the No. 1 ‘C’ female in the breed for EMA. Her stable mate, Wallawong Gale C18 is by U.S.A. export sire Banksia Ridge Zorro.
Opportunity Strikes For Those Who Wait
It was bargain price for those who waited until the later bull sales. Well balanced bulls with good all round figures sold for $2000-$3000 less compared to the larger single vendor sales for similar phenotype bulls. It provided good opportunity for those who inspected our bulls early in the season.
Payday Grandsons Clean Up at Perth
Two Bundaleer Payday P43 grandsons took out the major awards at the 2006 Perth Royal Show. They were: 14 month old Bundaleer True Blue A68 winning Junior Champion Bull with an EMA of 129cm2 and weighing 748kg, and; Monterey Impeccable winning Senior, Grand, Supreme Murray Grey and Senior Interbreed Champion Bull.
‘Z’ Bulls Break Record
With a previous auction record of $7000 we were thrilled when we had three bulls break this during the 2006 bull selling season. It was the balance between phenotype and performance figures that saw some of these bulls reach values near to their genetic merit. We consider there is no higher accolade for our breeding program than having two repeat commercial breeders bidding on a bull, point in case Bundaleer Zone Z27 (pictured left) selling for $9000.
Two new family lines from Rogialyn
Tarella Y12 and Antoinette Y15 were purchased at the 2005 National Show and Sale for $5000 and $3250 respectively. Both heifers offer phenotype and performance data at the top of the breed for varying traits, whilst complementing our breeding objectives. Both heifers have been flushed to X Road X37.
$67,000AUD First Export Sire
Shortly after winning Supreme Exhibit at the 2005 Perth Royal Show Bundaleer Crossroad’ was bought by several independent breeders for a combined sale figure of $67,000. Semen rights were purchased for the UK, USA, Canada and physical possession was acquired by Woodbourn Murrray Grey Stud, Tasmania.
Raymond Park Establish with Top Genetics
During the 2005 World Congress Raymond Park took the opportunity to secure four genetic lots from Bundaleer. One of these lots was Bundaleer Lolita X20 and calf for $5000 (pictured left). Since then she has gone on to become a traitleader for growth.