Woodbourn has long enjoyed encouraging young people in the rural industry and has employed many inexperienced young men and young women over the years and has given them confidence and skill in the rural industry.
Woodbourn has been very pleased to be the major sponsor of the Murray Grey Youth Ambassador for a number of years and is continuing with that sponsorship.

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Charles was again invited to judge at the Adelaide Show in 2013. He has been invited a number of times to judge Murray Greys but this was his first time as an Angus judge.
Whenever you judge at the Adelaide Show you are given a number of breeds to judge as well as the main breed you were invited for and Charles has judged Basadaise, Piedmontese, Dexters, Lowlines, Squaremeaters, Galloways and Highland cattle.

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On the Murray Grey side of the Adelaide Show, Janet walked across to that judging as often as possible and was pleased to see progeny from Woodbourn stock doing well.
A very enjoyable dinner that night was held by the local Murray Grey breed group and as the Federal election was on that night, there were a few trips to the television in another room to check progress.

Woodbourn sale cattle are put through a testing and examination regime second to none
and are presented in the best condition possible.
• Woodbourn weighs all 400 calves at birth
• Woodbourn is an MN3 herd

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Woodbourn is often rewarded with wonderful comments and thanks during the year but also after the annual autumn bull sale, for continuing to breed good commercially orientated Murray Greys. It is a pleasure to hear this from commercial and stud breeders. Read more »

Woodbourn realises that many new Murray Grey breeders have not heard of Woodbourn. Firstly, Woodbourn welcomes all new
members of the society and hopes that they have the level of pleasure and satisfaction that Woodbourn has had, breeding these docile beautiful animals. Read more »

All cattle men think about visiting the Calgary stampede, and Charles Wallace of the Woodbourn stud had been doing just that since he started breeding Murray Greys over the forty odd years ago. He had been wanting to see the stampede and all it offered, he thought of huge cattle sheds, large groups of cattle being shown and judged American style, maybe even one of those exciting indecipherable cattle auctions where the auctioneer sounds like an old record player on the wrong speed.

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Crowds at the Woodbourn 2013 Murray Grey saleMonday May 6th saw the annual event of Murray Grey Day in Tasmania, and what a day it was.

Starting at Woodbourn, The Wallace family saw an outstanding result for tough seasonal conditions, spirited bidding from a full grand stand with people from every state in Australia, a few jokes and a bit of banter all made for an excellent result.

32/32 bulls topped at 7000 to av 4140

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Strength in Woodbourn growth figures

In a catalogue of 36 bulls:

30 bulls exceed breed average for milk

35 bulls exceed breed average for 200 day growth

36 bulls exceed breed average for 400 day growth

36 bulls exceed breed average for 600 day growth

35 bulls exceed breed average for CWT

29 bulls exceed breed average for EMA




Download the Angus bull catalogue here Woodbourn Angus bull catalogue 2013.pdf