Having bred purebred Shorthorns for some years in Culverden we were introduced to the breed by Bruce McKenzie of Maungahina Stud, Masterton in 2008 we tried some semen over our shorthorn based commercial cows and were extremely impressed with the progeny.
Their vigorous survival instinct as a calf , impressive carcase attributes which are evident at a very early age and distinctive colourations made them a very appealing animal. Being in a major dairying area we found the Speckle Park calves a great cross over dairy cows with their distinctive colour marking and vigorous nature . After using semen for 2 years and seeing the resulting progeny we started our own stud and have continued to use Speckle Parks over our commercial cows and purchasing our own genetics back from dairy farmers as bobby calves to grow on.
With demand growing for Speckle Park bulls and semen in both the beef and dairy industries we aim to provide grass fed functional proven animals with superior Speckle Park genetics through bulls, semen and embryos.