We enter our cattle at our local Crookwell Show in February. We have usually exhibited 4 cows and calves and 2 heifers in the keenly contested Unled Cattle Section where there are usually over 50 entries. Our cattle come straight from the paddock with no hand feeding. There are other Murray Grey breeders exhibiting plus a number of exhibitors of other breeds (Angus, Hereford, Limousin, Santa’s) plus crossbreds.

In 2015 the conditions for entry to the Commercial cattle section were altered, prohibiting registered purebred females from entering. Up until this time there was no restriction on purebred cattle and a couple of breeders also exhibited purebred cattle that were run under commercial conditions.

Crookwell Show 2016
With the ban on purebred females we exhibited some Angus x Murray Grey females and some grading Murray Grey heifers. We took some MG cows with calves at foot to exhibit their steers calves in the vealer class. There was a total of 78 entries. Breeds represented were Angus, Hereford and Murray Grey. Our results were:

  • Murray Grey Heifer – 1st
  • Murray Grey no more than 4 teeth and calf – 1st
  • Crossbred Heifer – 1st
  • Heavyweight Vealer – 1st
  • Steer under 400 kg, no permanent teeth – 1st and 2nd
  • Lake Edward Trophy for the female with the greatest capacity to convert grass to beef (drawn from both commercial and prime vealer cattle classes).
  • Champion Murray Grey Female
  • Champion Crossbred Female
  • Champion Vealer (Merv Plumb Memorial trophy)

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Receiving the Lake Edward Trophy Crookwell Show 2016.

Crookwell Show 2015
Because we could not exhibit our purebred females we only entered a couple of steers. However, our clients Ian and Wendy Anderson entered some cows of our breeding, one of which took out Champion Murray Grey female and was a close thing to winning the Champion Commercial female.

Crookwell Show 2014
Entries were down a bit in 2014; there were about 70 cattle in the commercial section, with about 50 different entries in 4 breeds plus some crossbreds. We took in 3 cows and calves, 2 heifers and 5 steers. This was the first time we exhibited steers. For the fourth time in 5 years we won the Supreme Commercial Exhibit and this was the first time we won with a cow of our breeding. Having won the Supreme award we will have to pick a different cow next year. We enjoyed exhibiting some steers and will probably try to do it again in future. We were surprised and delighted to have our 6 month old steer win the vealer award and then go on to take Champion Prime Exhibit.

Our 2014 results were:

  • Murray Grey Heifer – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow (no more than 4 teeth) with calf – 1st
  • Murray Grey Cow with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Champion Murray Grey Female (Cadfor Phillipa C129 by Willalooka Xypex and 6 month old heifer calf, Cadfor Phillipa J260 by Cadfor Destiny D71)
  • Champion Commercial Heifer (Cadfor Isobelle G206 by Willalooka Arthur)
  • Champion Commercial Group (Cow, calf and heifer)
  • Grand Champion Purebred Commercial Female
  • Supreme Champion Commercial Female
  • Heavyweight and Champion Vealer (Cadfor Juicy J180 by The Glen Bass F226 out of Cadfor Beroleanne D138)
  • Prime Steer under 400 kg – 1st & 2nd
  • Pen of three Prime Steers under 400 kg – 1st
  • Champion Prime Steer (Cadfor J171)
  • Champion Prime Exhibit (Cadfor Juicy J180)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial and Prime Cattle Exhibit (Cadfor Phillipa C129 and calf)

Our 2013 results were:

  • Murray Grey Heifer – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow (no more than 4 teeth) with calf – 1st
  • Murray Grey Cow with calf – 1st
  • Champion Murray Grey Female (Wallawong Dawn 26th with her 6 month old calf Cadfor Dawn H247 by Yamba Waratah)
  • Champion Commercial Heifer (Cadfor Isabelle G206 BF by Willalooka Arthur)
  • Grand Champion Purebred Commercial Female (Wallawong Dawn 26th and calf)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial Female
  • Champion Commercial Group (Cow, calf and heifer)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial and Prime Cattle Exhibit (Wallawong Dawn 26th and calf)

Our 2012 results were:

  • Murray Grey Heifer – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow (no more than 4 teeth) with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Champion Murray Grey Female (Cadfor Phillipa D129 with her 10 month old calf Cadfor Phillipa G207 by Willalooka Arthur A598)
  • Champion Commercial Heifer (Cadfor Linda F185 by Willalooka Arthur)
  • Champion Commercial Group (Cow, calf and heifer)

Our 2011 results were:

  • Murray Grey Heifer – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow (no more than 4 teeth) with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Champion Murray Grey Female (Willalooka Y997 with her 6 month old calf Cadfor Kate F194 by Wallawong Rocket)
  • Grand Champion Commercial Female (Purebred)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial Female
  • Champion Commercial Group (Cow, calf and heifer)
  • All breeds vealer – 1st (7 month steer HR1 F111 by Wallawong Rocket out of Cadfor Ushi D140 by Willalooka Arthur)
  • Champion vealer (Mervyn Plumb Perpetual Trophy)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial and Prime Cattle Exhibit (Willalooka Y997 and calf)

Our 2010 results were:

  • Murray Grey Heifer – 1st & 2nd
  • All Breeds Reserve Champion Heifer (Champion was a Santa Gertrudis)
  • Murray Grey Cow (no more than 4 teeth) with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Murray Grey Cow with calf – 1st & 2nd
  • Champion Murray Grey Female (Yamba Bluebell Z24 with her 9 month old calf Cadfor E89 by Willalooka Arthur)
  • Grand Champion Commercial Female (Purebred)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial Female
  • Best Female bred by Exhibitor residing in Crookwell Shire
  • Champion Commercial Group (Cow, calf and heifer)
  • Lake Edward Trophy for the female with the greatest capacity to convert grass to beef (drawn from both commercial and prime vealer cattle classes).
  • All breeds heifer vealer – 2nd (Limousin cross calf won class)
  • All breeds steer vealer – 1st (Cadfor E89)
  • Champion vealer (Mervyn Plumb Perpetual Trophy)
  • Supreme Champion Commercial and Prime Cattle Exhibit (Yamba Bluebell Z24)

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Willalooka Y997, Supreme Commercial Exhibit Crookwell Show 2011, with her calf Cadfor Kate F194 by Wallawong Rocket

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Wallawong Dawn 26th, Supreme Commercial Exhibit Crookwell Show 2013, with her 6 month old calf Cadfor Dawn H247 by Yamba Waratah

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Cadfor Phillipa C129, Supreme Commercial Exhibit Crookwell Show 2014, and her 6 month old heifer calf, Cadfor Phillipa J260 by Cadfor Destiny D71

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