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Curious About Speckles
15 Dec '18
For a long time now I've been wanting to learn a bit more about Speckle Park, and last week I was able to leverage my wife's love of Australian wineries to inspect the herd at Hanging Rock Winery and Speckle Park Stud.

Comment: The speckle park bulls on show were all big bodied and well muscled, frame scores between 5.5 and 6 to my eye. One opportunity I see with SP bulls would be providing an alternate avenue in adding carcass to english cattle without the IMF loss that typically comes with euro cattle.
Comment: The breed composition of Speckle Park should provide all the tools necessary to adapt to ever changing backgrounder and processor requirements. In this case the Angus influence has produced a solid black animal with higher fat cover yet retaining that heavy muscle seen throughout the herd.
Comment: The cows on show were consistenly big bodied, well muscled attractive cattle with very modest fat cover despite being on the tail end of spring.
Comment: Lavender was very eye catching in the paddock, and earlier that day had been crowned as silver in the Speckle Park Breeder Champion of the World competition.