Check out our Murray Grey page and take a look at our new MG cattle. We are very
happy to have them home. We decided to focus on the Murray Grey breed a few
months ago and it has taken all this time to put the beginnings of our new herd
together. We believe that we have been able to put together a very nice set of
cattle with some great bloodlines!
Many thanks to the folks that sold us these fine animals... Mike from Springer Farms in Arkansas, Leslie and Kevin of Solitude Farm and Ranch in Texas, Larry and Ron of Oklahoma. We hope to do you all proud!
Murray Greys are one of the best kept secrets in the cattle world. They have a very mild, gentle disposition, making them easy to handle. Murray Greys are the second largest beef breed in Australia and the fastest growing beef breed in the United States. Here are some interesting facts about Murray Grey cattle:
- They are easy calving cattle. Most are born between 60 and 80 pounds. They have short labors, and it's common for the calves to be on their feet and nursing within
thirty minutes of birth.
- Cattle have great longevity, it is common for cows to raise a good calf every year for up to 15 years or more.
- Their milk tends to have more quality instead of just quantity.
- They are known all over the world for their excellent marbling and high yield. They grade choice or prime, have a 12% larger rib eye and less back fat than most other
breeds, and they are one of the two breeds most desired in Japan and Korea.
- They are highly efficient cattle with rapid growth and excellent food conversion. Steers finish in half the time and on half the food over most other breeds. Mature animals will eat up to 1/3 less food over many other breeds while still maintaining
- Mature bulls weigh about 2000 pounds. Mature cows weigh from 1100 to 1350 pounds. A typical steer
when ready for slaughter will weigh about 1150 to 1300 pounds. They will be
ready several weeks earlier than most other breeds on less feed per day.
Russell Ranch is located in beautiful NE Oklahoma, just a few miles from the Illinois river in Green Country. There are lovely rolling hills, lots of wonderful lakes and rivers, and forests full of wildlife.