Wodonga hosts Achmea 53rd Murray Grey National Show and Sale

THE Achmea 53rd Murray Grey National Show and Sale promises to showcase the best the breed has to offer.

To be held Monday, April 29 at the Wodonga Exhibition Centre, the sale will feature 24 bulls, three semen lots and 22 female lots, including heifers and three-in-one calf-at-foot packages.

The national show will start proceedings at 8.30am and all stock paraded will be offered for sale that afternoon at the auction which commences at 1pm.

Murray Grey cattle are Australia's own beef breed, originating in the Upper Murray Valley. They are equally at home in the paddock, on grass or in feedlots, and are well suited to a variety of markets, both domestic and export.

Murray Grey beef has a consistent quality and tenderness can be relied upon.

Varying in colour from dark grey to silver, the Greys are natural polls and are noted for their docile temperament. They have proved adaptable to most climatic conditions.

Specialist farm insurer Achmea has come on board as sponsor of this year's show and sale.

Achmea risk specialist Michelle Stevens grew up on a farm near Finley where her family had Murray Grey cattle.

"My family and I have such fond memories of Murray Grey so I'm incredibly excited to support the 53rd show and sale," Ms Stevens said.

She said as the drought continues to challenge rural communities, backing events such as this is extremely important.

"The impacts of drought on a community's morale and resilience can be profound," she said.

Achmea also offers its 200 years' expertise in farm insurance through on-farm Risk Reviews, aimed at identifying hazards and avoiding losses before they occur, keeping repair bills and premiums down.

"I'm fortunate that I can continue to spend every day on farm supporting businesses and protecting livelihoods through adequate risk management and insurance," Ms Stevens said