The Murray Grey breed can trace its origin back to the early 1900's, when it was developed along
the Murray River of Australia. A genetic phenomenon accounts for the typically grey color. A light
roan Shorthorn cow, when mated to various Abereen Angus bulls, dropped only grey calves, twelve in
all by 1917. These calves were the nucleus for the breed, which was soon recognized for its
outstanding condition and size, as well as carcass quality and cutability with less wastage.
Murray Greys were first introduced, via imported semen, to the US in 1969. A group of imaginative
cattlemen, recognizing the profitable characteristics of the Greys, formed and chartered the American
Murray Grey Association in 1970. Greys and their crosses can be found producing in the harsh Western
range country, in Corn Belt pastures, in the short grass country of the Plains, and the hot climates
of the South.
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