Naturally polled and pass this on to over 90% of their progeny when bred to horned cattle.
Murrays have dark skin pigmentation so not susceptible to skin or eye problems.
Proven hardy and quickly adaptable to most climates.
Excellent mothers with good intact udders without breaking down or developing bottle teats.
Calving ease combined with a fast gain rate and quiet disposition makes them a top choice to crossbreeding your commercial herd.
Bulls and cows both are noted for their early maturity and high fertility.
Bulls are known for their large scrotal circumference and their ability to cover many cows.
Murray Greys' gentle disposition makes easy handling cattle for cow/calf producers and feedlots alike.
Murray Grey cows have great longevity. It's common for them to raise a good calf every year for 15+ years or more.
They are highly efficient cattle with rapid growth and excellent feed conversion.
Cow Calving Advantages
Murray Grey calves are small at birth, typically between 60 and 85 lbs.
They have short labors. It’s common for the calves to be on their feet and nursing within 30 minutes of birth!
They are easily calved, nurse quickly and grow well.
Murray Greys rebreed quickly after calving.
Murrays carry the genetics to produce marbled beef on grass or grain without the excess subcutaneous or intramuscular seam fat of other breeds.
Murray Greys' known ability is producing tender beef.
In GeneSTAR testing, Murrays carry more of the genetics that lead to tender beef than any other breed tested so far. The results show 30% of Murrays tested for the tenderness 2 gene marker (T2) have tested two out of two stars (two copies of the gene) since the test was introduced. Angus is the next highest breed with 8%.
Murray Grey steers are very efficient, finishing weeks earlier and on less feed than most other breeds. This means less cost and more profit.
Murray Grey steers have exceptional dressing percentages and high yields.
Murray steers have a 12% larger rib eye area than the average US beef steer.
Murray Grey steers were also twice as likely to grade Choice or Prime than the average steer.
They can vary in color of light "silver" to shades of grey, dun or black.
Their skin, nose and udders are gray, eliminating cancer eye and sunburned cracked udders.