SPRY BRED STEER WINS

Sprys / Calrossy Shorthorn X Angus steer named “Shane the Shangus” by the Calrossy students was awarded the Champion Trade Carcase and Virtual Taste test award as part of the replacement Sydney Show 2020 Led steer competition.

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Are our mature cow weights becoming too big?

Written by Alistair Rayner, Rayner Ag and published on Beef Central.
Throughout this year’s drought, one emerging trend has been the topic of mature cow size.

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Understanding ‘frame creep’

Given the influence of sires used within herds extends over three generations, it’s likely that mature cow size in many herds may continue to increase. I’ve seen this increase described as ‘frame creep’ where mature cow size gradually over generations as a result of past genetic decisions, and the tendency at selection to choose larger females as replacements.

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Sprys Double Barrel Son takes out Reserve Middle Weight Champion

Sprys Double Barrel’s son took out Reserve Middle Weight Champion at the Perth Royal on Hoof & Hook

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Spry’s Genetics focused for Wangolina Station article

COMMERCIAL Shorthorn breeder John Goode has a simple breeding objective; to breed cattle adapted to the relatively short growing season of his coastal environment.

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Spry’s Waukaru Patent 8161 progeny excels in a USA trial

Seventy five head of Shorthorn steers from across the country were consigned to this test. The cattle performed amazingly, especially through one of the most challenging winters on record.

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Grass Fed trial win for the Killalea Family

Marg and Tony Killalea at Holbrook have won the 2018 Lardner Park Grass Fed Trial.

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