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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 25, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 6 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Tuesday, February 25, 1975 CLARESHOLM The Alberta Murray Grey Association is popp- ing buttons after a random set of half blood steers on a short feeding program topped the Alberta slaughter market recently with a price of 42 cents a pound from Canada Packers in Calgary. Arnold Norgard of Claresholm, president of the association, said the price was most encouraging because the group of 27 steers was the entire steer crop from one. producer and was not a selected group of top quality animals only. The steers, owned by Ray West of Mountain View, were on feed contract at the Norgard farm. They were Hereford Murray Grey cross animals born in February and April, 1973. The steers averaged 997 pounds when they were taken off grass pasture and brought into the feedlot. After a partial feed build up period of 20 days, the steers were put on full feed for 54 days before being sold. They averaged pounds at the time of sale. To promote the first sale of its type, the association slaughtered one of the steers for a dinner featuring Murray C The animal graded Al an ed a carcass weight of 56 of liveweight. Mr. Norgard said the n the Murray Grey cross is tured, a good sales feati will contribute to other p factors to aid farm ranchers. He said the Australian docile, an easy keeper ai calving problems. Calves averaged about' at birth, with a weaning about 560 pounds. AI Strangways of CIar< Hereford breeder, said never seen as good a steers. "They are way Herefords as far as the; concerned for their Bill Brown, a grain fan the Claresholm distr handles about 60 cows, s shifting all his cattle proc Murray Grey. The Murray Grey devel mutation from an Abi Angus and Shorthorn c. ;