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Offline Jill

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« on: January 02, 2010, 09:10:03 AM »
For those of you that like colored up cattle, here you go:

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Re: Color
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2010, 10:40:31 AM »
Those cattle just look like british white.

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Re: Color
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2010, 10:50:49 AM »
They deffinately have a twist to the old White Parks -- look at the ears and the nose.

Could be interesting though, imported from Australia by the looks of it here.

Time will tell -- for sure lots of color will prevale.

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Re: Color
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2010, 12:16:27 PM »
I already know people who bought a donor of this breed to use Heat Wave on. 

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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2010, 04:21:32 PM »
Nope, the breed originates right here in Saskatchewan Canada. Not saying the animals couldn't have been imported....

http://www.canadianspecklepark.ca/breed_history.php

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Re: Color
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2010, 04:29:56 PM »
Neat looking breed!!   That bull looks like he might be a meatwagon!!
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Re: Color
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2010, 04:32:54 PM »
The place I was working at a couple years ago had bought about 30 bred black angus heifers that were bred speckle park. All the calves came really small and easy. All grew real well. One went to a 4H girl. Think it placed decently aswell. Cool colours anyways.

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Re: Color
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2010, 01:44:30 PM »
They look like old shorthorns did-when they had a butt-if these ones do-I might take a shot on something clubby- Wonder how Blue Blood or Rainmaker would work on one of them? O0
« Last Edit: January 03, 2010, 01:48:14 PM by mark tenenbaum »

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Re: Color
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2010, 01:55:03 PM »
I got that e-mail flyer too. They reminded me of British White Park.
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Re: Color
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2010, 02:00:12 PM »
There are some super cattle in the Speckle Park breed. Like most breeds that are starting up, the genetic base is small and the culling is not as hard as it often is in some other breeds. I really don't know why they are so slow to move into the US as they are one of the hottest new breeds in Australia and New Zealand. A herd in Saskatchewan has been purchased by an Australian and is being managed here. Last year, I toured a beef dealer from New Zealand and he said he was hoping to buy over 100 Speckle Park embryos while he was in Canada. The breed basically was started from one cow in a herd in NW Saskatchewan. This cow produced blue colored calves from any Angus sire she was bred too. The owner kept all the offspring and eventually started breeding them together. It is really quite amazing how quickly their numbers have grown, and there are actually quite a few herds around now. We have 4 Speckle Park bulls on test with our Shorthorn bulls this year.

I have seen a few cows and a few bulls that I would consider near perfection in design. The good ones are really good. If their color is not a detriment, they are a breed with a future.
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Re: Color
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2010, 02:09:54 PM »
There are some super cattle in the Speckle Park breed. Like most breeds that are starting up, the genetic base is small and the culling is not as hard as it often is in some other breeds. I really don't know why they are so slow to move into the US as they are one of the hottest new breeds in Australia and New Zealand. A herd in Saskatchewan has been purchased by an Australian and is being managed here. Last year, I toured a beef dealer from New Zealand and he said he was hoping to buy over 100 Speckle Park embryos while he was in Canada. The breed basically was started from one cow in a herd in NW Saskatchewan. This cow produced blue colored calves from any Angus sire she was bred too. The owner kept all the offspring and eventually started breeding them together. It is really quite amazing how quickly their numbers have grown, and there are actually quite a few herds around now. We have 4 Speckle Park bulls on test with our Shorthorn bulls this year.
I have seen a few cows and a few bulls that I would consider near perfection in design. The good ones are really good. If their color is not a detriment, they are a breed with a future. GOOD SHORTHORN ANGUS cross cattle are the least produced but some of the  best cattle Ive seen-The only place we see em is clubby-thats what Id cross on these cattle. O0

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Re: Color
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2010, 02:49:50 PM »
There is already somebody raising Speckle Parks & Lowlines, so I wouldn't be the first... bummer...  ;D

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Re: Color
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2010, 06:23:39 PM »
Grant,

I think the reason they haven't and won't take off here is the CAB program in the US. It's the same reason Simmental and Maine cattle are no longer red and white spotted, the same reason shorthorn cattle aren't big in the commercial industry, etc, etc. That's not to say those cattle aren't good, it's just that the CAB program transformed the beef industry here to make it imperative for most commercial cattle to have black hide.

And if anyone is interested, that first bull in that ad, "Lacerta" is supposed to be really something.

 

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