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Our sires are selected for temperament, structure, growth, muscling plus the Supermarket $index. Calving ease is essential, not only for our own management but importantly for the bulls we sell. We do not tolerate calving problems in our bulls or females. Many of our clients use only one bull so it needs to be used on heifers. We look to breed bulls that produce calves that are not necessarily small but are easily passed, causing no calving problem but then are capable of explosive growth. A simple assessment of the bull’s Breedplan data is a good guide. We look for animals whose Birth Weight EBV is no more than 10% of the value of the 400 day growth EBV. All our bulls (and the great majority of our cows) meet this criterion.

Because we run our heifers on a different property, each year we select a bull to be used over the heifers for spring calving. This is often a top young bull used for that joining only and then sold. We usually collect semen from the heifer bull to ensure we have more of his genetics in case he is proven to be something really special.

We have a super battery of bulls with strengths across the board. In the bulls’ details we show the Estimated Breeding Values in histogram form. A value midway or a 50 percentile is average for the breed. Values to the right are above average and to the left below average. We hope that these graphs more clearly show the relative strengths (and weaknesses) of our sires.

The link immediately below shows our AI sires on the Murray Grey semen catalogue webpage. Our current walking sires are individually listed further below, followed by reference sires, including our AI sires:

CLICK HERE FOR AI SIRES BREEDPLAN DATA

Cam Grove Xman L16 (BF)

Cam Grove Xman L16 (BF)

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Current Owner
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Genetic Condition Status AM-F NH-F CA-F
Birth Date 27/03/2015

Xman L16 was purchased at the October 2016 Cam Grove sale where he fetched the top price of $15,000.  We picked him as the ideal bull to put over the daughters of Banksia Ridge Harry.  He is an excellent outcross for all our females with only about 2% inbreeding coefficient.

His excellent Breedplan data complements Harry’s figures.  Xman L16 provides a significant boost in scrotal, IMF%, growth, mature cow size and milk without compromising Harry’s superlative calving ease, eye muscle, carcase weight and yield.

Xman ranks in top 10% of the Murray Grey breed for growth, milk, scrotal, carcase weight, eye muscle area (EMA), fat, marbling, gestation length and calving ease.  He ranks in the top 1% of the Murray Grey breed for his Vealer Terminal, Supermarket and Heavy Steer $Indices.

Xman is super quiet and easy to handle.

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Cadfor Mr Kool K200 (PB)

Cadfor Mr Kool K200 (PB)

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Breeder
DNA
Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date
Actual BW
Growth to 200 days
Weight at 2/1/2016 (16 months)

Cadfor Mr Kool K200 was the first bull calf sired by Wallawong Vanilla and was selected to be his replacement. It was a very tall order to follow his father but he has done the job admirably. The first calf out of Dajory Eve G125, he was a standout from birth and was the pick of his drop.

Mr Kool’s Breedplan data is similar to his father’s but we consider that his muscling is superior. His carcase data is outstanding with his EMA in the top 5% and carcase yield and financial indices in the top 10% of the Murray Grey breed.

Mr Kool has an impeccable genetic background. The full brother to his sire produced the Grand Champion carcase at Sydney Royal in 2015. His maternal grandsire, Dajory Dynamic, is widely admired for his muscling.

Mr Kool has an unflappable temperament and great muscling. He was used as the backup bull for the Cadfor spring 2015 AI program and as joining sire for autumn and spring 2016 joinings. We have 8 of his calves on the ground; all are of superior quality and were born without assistance. Semen now available.

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Cadfor Bartel L223(AI)(ET)

Cadfor Bartel L223(AI)(ET)

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Breeder
Genetic Condition Status

Our Baby Bartel, who ranks well in the Angus breed, has been used over some heifers because we needed an unrelated bull. We plan to use him sparingly in future.  We like him for his growth, thickness, muscling and marbling. His temperament is quite good. We look forward to seeing if he imparts these qualities to his progeny. We might exhibit the crossbred progeny in the Commercial Classes at Crookwell Show.

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Banksia Ridge Harry H1 (BF)

Banksia Ridge Harry H1 (BF)

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Breeder
Current Owner Young’s Vegie Shed
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Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date

Harry’s Eye Muscle Area (EMA) EBV is in the top 1% of the Murray Grey breed as are his Vealer Terminal, Supermarket and Heavy Steer $Indices. Of 283 Murray Grey bulls in the Published Sire List Harry tops the EMA listings and is among the top three bulls for the Heavy Steer, Supermarket and Vealer Terminal $Indices.

His other carcase attributes are also outstanding; top 5% for carcase weight and top 10% for fat and carcase yield. He has superior milk figures and high calving ease. As shown in his EBV histogram he has no weaknesses in his Breedplan traits. There are very few Murray Grey bulls that have anything like comparable Breedplan data.

Harry is placid, easy to handle.and his calves are likewise.

Harry’s offspring are outstanding and their scans have improved Harry’s EBV for Eye Muscle.  Harry’s heifer offspring are approaching joining age and we look forward to the next generation.

Harry is now located in Tasmania at the Cam Grove stud where we anticipate he will provide their stud with the same exciting progeny as we have at Cadfor.  Congratulations to John Young and family on their purchase.

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Wallawong Vanilla (PB)

Wallawong Vanilla (PB)

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Current Owner
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Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date

Wallawong Vanilla was purchased in July 2013 at the Wallawong Sale. He was the last calf of the elite cow, Wallawong Aletta, who also produced the Wallawong bulls Ripsnorter, Stormboy and Ultramodern. All of Aletta’s sons have topped their respective sales, averaging $9,000.

A steer by Wallawong Ultramodern, a full brother to Vanilla, was Grand Champion carcase at Sydney Royal Easter Show in 2015.

Vanilla offered our cows and clients totally new bloodlines. We had our eye on him for some time, having viewed him at Wallawong in November 2012. We offered to buy him then but Lachlan wanted him for their Annual Sale.

As shown in his Breedplan data on the left, Vanilla has high growth figures with growth, carcase weight, yield and eye muscle in the top 10% of the breed. His financial indices are also around the top 10%. Vanilla is a trait leader for 200 and 400 day growth.

Although his actual birthweight was only 38 kg, we used him mainly over mature females (leaving most heifer matings to Dajory Gainsford).

Vanilla died in July 2015. This was a bull that was taking our breeding program to a new level. His oldest calves were not yet one year old.

Vanilla’s temperament impressed us greatly; he was really easy to handle. He was the nicest bull you could imagine. He has produced some lovely calves. We have some semen and look forward to his future contribution to our breeding program.

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Willalooka Arthur A598 (PB)

Willalooka Arthur A598 (PB)

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Current Owner
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Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date

Arthur was purchased at the 2007 Willalooka sale where he was the top priced Murray Grey bull. Arthur’s full brother, AM B425, was the top priced bull at the 2008 sale.

Arthur’s calves have impressed us with their calving ease, temperament, uniformity, growth and structure. His daughters have proved to be outstanding mothers – easy calving, quiet, maternal and excellent milkers. Arthur’s Breedplan figures have steadily improved as his calves’ performance figures are analysed.

Arthur combines excellent growth data, moderate birth weights with positive carcase traits. Arthur is in the top 10% of the breed for 600 Day Weight and Mature Cow Weight. Arthur has excellent carcase credentials as he is in the top 5% for marbling and top 10% for carcase weight and carcase fat. Arthur ensures the fertility of his offspring – he is in the top 1% for calving ease of his daughters and in top 5% for direct calving ease and scrotal size.

Arthur was an extremely docile, placid bull and very easy to handle, despite never having been grain fed, shown or haltered. He was structurally sound, maintained his condition easily and weighed 1170kg.

Having made such a valuable contribution to the Cadfor herd, leaving a legacy of quality sons and daughters, Arthur was sold to a commercial breeder in the Crookwell area.

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Cadfor Justice J181 (PB)

Cadfor Justice J181 (PB)

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Dam
DNA
Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date
Actual BW
Growth to 200 days
Weight June 2015

This nice soft young bull is showing excellent muscularity as he matures and has EMA figures in the top 1% of the breed.   Another product of our highly successful Willalooka Arthur x Lindsay Starbright crossing strategy.  He offers calving ease, growth and excellent carcase.  Clearly a superior herd improver and a curve bender (low birth weight and high growth).

Financial indices in top 10% of the breed.  Easy doing and quiet to handle.

Cadfor Justice was used over our heifers for a spring 2016 calving.  Now sold to a stud breeder.  Semen available.

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Dajory Gainsford G13 (PB) (AI)

Dajory Gainsford G13 (PB) (AI)

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Current Owner
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Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date

Gainsford is a Breed Trait leader for Birth Weight. He has exceptionally high calving ease with excellent carcase characteristics (high carcase weight and yield with excellent eye muscle, positive fats and superior marbling).

He has a good temperament and is easy to handle.

Gainsford was our main heifer bull for two years. His calves have averaged 35 kg, none assisted. When his heifers were reaching joining age Gainsford was no longer of use to us and he was sold to a local commercial producer.

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Wallawong Sheffield (PB)

Wallawong Sheffield (PB)

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Breeder
Current Owner
DNA
Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date

Sheffield was purchased at the 2010 Wallawong sale where he was the heaviest bull on offer. Sheffield was listed as 1st in the Top 100 Junior sire listing for Supermarket Index in the Winter 2010 Breedplan analysis.

Sheffield is now a Breed Trait Leader for growth and is in the Top 5% of the breed for 200, 400, 600 day growth, mature cow and carcase weights. His current Breedplan data is available by clicking on the link below.

He was mainly used over heifers and all were born unassisted. Sheffield’s success when used over heifers is at odds with his Breedplan figures for Calving Ease Direct.

His calves are a consistent type, solid but born easily and continue to impress as they mature. He and his calves are quiet and easily handled. Mature weight 1150 kg. Semen available details herecontact us.

Unfortunately Sheffield suffered an injury and was rendered unable to serve. We will be using him by AI for the next few years over cows and heifers. A number of his sons are doing well in commercial herds.  His daughters are of high quality and are good producers.

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Cadfor Genesis G141 (PB)

Cadfor Genesis G141 (PB)

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Breeder
Current Owner
DNA
Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date
Actual BW
Growth to 200 days

Cadfor Genesis was purchased by Genetics Australia for the export of semen. Semen has been exported to South America, South Africa, United Kingdom and New Zealand. We have had very favourable reports about his calves.

Genesis combines excellent calving ease with outstanding carcase traits. His EMA EBV is in the top 5% of the breed as are his calving ease and financial indices. His sire Willalooka Arthur provides Genesis with above average fat to soften the superior muscling of the Lindsay Starbright line. This has been a proven cross in our herd – it is not easy to get fat and muscling. Very few bulls have the figures shown by Genesis – lower than average birth weight with top 5% EMA and above average growth and fat.

Genesis was one of the quietest bulls we have handled. He has not been marketed or used in Australia but limited semen is available.

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Cadfor Destiny D71 (PB)

Cadfor Destiny D71 (PB)

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Breeder
Current Owner
DNA
Genetic Condition Status
Birth Date

Here is a sire that can breed top muscling with superior fat to ensure that your steers will meet any carcase quality standard.

Destiny’s dam, Willalooka Y997, was judged Supreme Exhibit against all breeds at the 2011 Crookwell Show. Destiny appears to be the complete package with Breedplan figures to match. His financial indices place him in the top 5% of the breed. He was in the top 10 of the Junior Sires List for Supermarket and Long Fed $Indices. As shown in the graph on the left he has excellent carcase figures; top 5% or better for carcase weight, eye muscle area, carcase fat and marbling. His calving ease figures place him in the top 10% of the breed.

His birthweight was 38 kg and he grew at 1.30 kg per day to 200 days.

Destiny was used over heifers for an autumn 2011 calving. His calves averaged 31 kg and all were born unassisted. We have been impressed by these calves – some heifers have been retained and have now calved. He was subsequently sold to a commercial breeder. We have used him again by AI with calves born in Spring 2013 at Cadfor and at Mount Major Murray Greys.  He has produced a number of very handy bulls also with superior muscle and fat.

His daughters have impressed us so much with their production that we will be using him in future years to breed quality matrons.

He was a placid bull like his sire. Very limited stocks of semen available details herecontact us.

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