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TAS Country : May 5th 2011
20 Tasmanian Country Friday, May 6, 2011 Murray Greys Special feature Bulls influence future The fact that we have so many repeat buyers from all over Australia tells us we must be getting it right.' PARKNOOK, one of the oldest Murray Grey studs operating in Tasmania, was a founding member of the Tasmanian Grey Society which formed in 1968 and then became amalgamated with the national Murray Grey Society in 1980. In 2003, due to the sale of the Kynwood property, the stud operators, Terence and Rene Harris, decided to down-size herds. ''This meant the dispersal of our Kynwood Stud herd at Karoola and also most of our Parknook herd,'' Mr Harris said. ''Essentially we concentrate on charac- teristics that should be important to all beef cattle breeders such as quiet tempera- ment, do-ability and the ease to finish through economic feed conversion, plus other obviously desirable traits like ease of calving and high fertility. ''The fact that we have so many repeat buyers from all over Australia tells us we must be getting it right. ''Our motto is to 'Respect the Past and Influence the Future' and although Par- knook Stud may be smaller these days we are still concentrating on quality.'' Evidence of this is the success of Parknook Bonanza being judged the senior and grand champion Murray Grey bull at the Brisbane Royal Show last year. Back home, Parknook has continued to compete successfully in the show ring with excellent results thanks to some very keen younger family members. ''Some of our 2010 achievements in Tasmania were champion Murray Grey bull and interbreed junior female at the North Eastern Agricultural Show at Scot- tsdale, also junior champion female at Circular Head, plus junior, senior and grand champion female and junior and grand champion bull at the Royal Laun- ceston Show. This grand champion Bull, Parknook Sultan E519, is being offered as Lot 35 at the Island State Sale at the Powranna Sale Complex on Monday. Parknook Murray Grey Stud is just 20 minutes from Launceston at Swan Bay, overlooking the Tamar River and visitors and inquires are always welcome. Contact 6328 1300 or 0418 146 473 or firstname.lastname@example.org Big Park cows and calves well BIG Park has found throughout the years that the Murray Grey breed suits their pro- duction system and that of their clients, due to their ease of calving, quiet temperament and ability to finish on grass. Each year, after care- ful selection for replace- ment stock and sale seed stock, Big Park turns off weaner steers and heifers in December to grass finishers in the North West. Due to the increased demand on pasture by their standard bred stud, Big Park is running 35 registered breeding fe- males, but that does not mean they are any less passionate about the quality of cattle they breed or about their breeding program. At the 2011 Island State Sale Big Park will offer a three-year-old cow with heifer calf at foot, one PTIC heifer and two yearling heifers --- fe- males well known for their quality and doing ability. All the heifers are by the 2008 Murray Grey National Show and Sale junior champion bull, Onward Sam B54, who has Breedplan figures above breed average for IMF and fat and is well above average for $ in- dexes. Big Park has bulls and females for private sale. Sale Day: Monday 9th May at 11.30am, at Cressy, Northern Tasmania Open Day: Sunday 8th May 12noon - 3pm. O ering: 33 bulls - 40 females Contact: Charles Wallace 0363976285 Woodbourn 2046952-110506 Woodbourn Murray Grey Sale ot ot ot ot it ot Cal
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